Akaroa is a small, picturesque fishing settlement, about 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch through stunning mountain and coastal scenery. The township was settled by the French in the 1830’s and retains much of its early French history.
It is a beautiful place to stroll around, with plentiful shops and other attractions. Students can buy lunch in one of the excellent restaurants or cafes.
There is also a very good museum, an art gallery and an historic lighthouse walk. The main attraction is a wildlife cruise by modern catamaran to view dolphins, seals, penguins and other animals. This cruise is included in the cost of the day trip.
Cost: approximately $120 per student
• Transport to Akaroa and return
• A harbour cruise and dolphin watching
• Visit to a cheese factory