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Akaroa Shuttle - Christchurch To Akaroa - Return

Experience the best of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula with an exciting scenic day tour onboard the Akaroa Shuttle!

Departing from Christchurch City Centre our convenient return service will take you on a day out to get a taste of Banks Peninsula.

Leaving the city skirting around the base of the port hills, travel through leafy outlying suburbs, prime farmland and lakes Ellesmere and Forsyth.

Stop at the Hill Top for the perfect selfie with the Akaroa Harbour as a stunning backdrop.

Arriving in Akaroa there is plenty of time for wandering around the quaint streets, enjoying the many shops, visit the Giants House or take a harbour cruise and spot some dolphins.

So join us and discover the very best of Akaroa with our fast and friendly shuttle service, that includes interesting commentary!

Duration: Travel time between Christchurch and Akaroa 1.5 - 2 hours

Trip Times: 8.30am depart Christchurch (departs from Rolleston Avenue outside Canterbury Museum) 3.45pm depart Akaroa (daily Oct – April)

Please Note: Return travel may be arranged for an alternate day rather than the same day. Please contact the tour operator directly to arrange if required.

Adult $56.00
Child $41.00

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child price applies to ages 18 and under

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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julieh17 from France wrote on 12 March 2020


Everything was great! The driver was lovely, the bus was clean and on time. We had few touristy stops on the way with great explanations of the driver. It is possible to book the return for another day to spend a night in Akaroa.

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From Akaroa Shuttle - Christchurch To Akaroa - Return

Hi Julie, thanks for the wonderful review. We are pleased everything went well with your trip to Akaroa

Alfred from Hong Kong wrote on 16 March 2020

Shuttle to Akaroa

Very delightful to join this tour. Our guide is very nice and clearly explains landscape on our way to Akaroa. Very appreciate that!

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Hi Alfred, great to hear you enjoyed your trip to Akaroa and our guide provided lots of information.

Marina Ivanovic from Serbia wrote on 14 March 2020

Good experience

The ride to Akaroa and back was enjoyable and fuss free, the driver was pleasant and on time. Highly recommended.

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Hi Marina Thanks for the review. Great to hear all went well and our driver was friendly and on time.

hueb.an from Germany wrote on 08 March 2020

A comfortable experience

I enjoyed this trip with Akaroa shuttle as the buses where really comfy and the drivers both ways very nice! After calling them I was able to change my dates and even the pickup location without a problem - this flexibility is amazing. Only one star less because I never got any confirmation from them via email about the changes or my ticket, so I was worried on both ways if they got me on their list, as I had nothing to proof I was booked in. But as it worked out well anyways - Thanks for the great service!

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From Akaroa Shuttle - Christchurch To Akaroa - Return

Hi Anne, thanks for the review. It was good to get your feedback about not receiving a confirmation, something we will remedy at our end. Great you enjoyed your day in Akaroa.

Samantha Wood from New Zealand wrote on 01 March 2020

Excellent service, great day out

The shuttle was extremely efficient and the driver Daryl was superb- really friendly and informative. I couldn't have asked for more. He went out of his way to drop everyone off close by to their accommodation on the way back. Excellent- I loved Akaroa too and would definitely do this trip again, thankyou.

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Thanks for your review, great to hear our driver was so helpful.


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