Akaroa, New Zealand Cruise Port

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Akaoura Harbor is located on the shore of French Bay. The harbor itself was formed when the sea breached the erosion-enlarged crater of an ancient volcano. Unique in its French heritage, this charming little resort and fishing village offers much to do. Take a harbor cruise and see the myriad types of marine life through crystal-clear water. Sample the many fine shops, cafes, and restaurants.

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You MUST take the Excursion to the Akaroa highland farm (sheep farm). The shuttle drive is very scenic. The farm is owned by Murray and his family. They are very friendly. You'll hear great history, observe a sheep shearing, and observe their gentle dogs herding the sheep.

Visited: Jan 28, 2017

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Akaroa was a stop on our cruise not too long after Christchurch had suffered from the earthquake. It's a small French influenced town where alot of the locals still speak French as a first language. The gardens and houses are all decorated and blooming with flowers and it is obvious the locals pride themselves in their beautiful looking town. Take a walk up to the light house for a fantastic panoramic photo of the Bay. And if your feeling adventurous and up for it the Dolphin Experience with the Hector's Nose Dolphins ranks up there with some of the best memories I have ever had. A truly remarkable experience - they are the worlds smallest dolphins and an endangered species. After this experience I purchased a GoPro just because it was surreal. I purchased the photos package and figured I was a 1/4 of the way I may as well get a GoPro for future trips. A must do! Tick it off your bucket list!


Took a tour that included the Manuka Honey Farm and a kiwi farm. Nice tour. We wanted to learn a little about the area and this was a good tour.

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