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Christchurch – Twin Harbours – Lyttelton & Akaroa with Alpaca Farm LT79ACS

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8 hours


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6 people




Meet and greet in Lyttelton township for your twin harbour shore excursion to Akaroa Harbour.

Depart Lyttelton and travel via the inner bays of Lyttelton Harbour to Governors Bay and then onto Gebbies Pass before joining the Akaroa Highway near Lake Ellesmere, here on a clear day you will have magnificent views across the lake to the Southern Alps which are snowcapped for 9 months of the year. The excursion carries onto Lake Forsyth and then the rural township of Little River prior to ascending to the summit of Akaroa Harbour and the Hill Top. The stop at the Hill Top affords a magnificent view of the entire Akaroa Harbour and a fantastic photo opportunity.

From the Hill Top the tour will proceed to the Shamarra Alpaca Farm situated on the jaw-dropping panorama of the Banks Peninsula, your squeaks of delight as you cuddle one of the 170+ curious and cute critters will echo across the harbour. This is a private farm with exclusive access to the world’s most adorable, affectionate and clever creatures. From the farm the tour continues onto the township of Akaroa, originally settled by the French and maintaining some of its French character. Lunch is available as an optional extra at a popular local waterfront restaurant Bully Hayes, or lunch can be by own arrangements at one of the many eateries in the township. Following lunch there will be time to explore the charming French settlement with the many fine craft and produce shops and old French colonial buildings.

The excursion departs Akaroa and on the return journey to Lyttelton visits the Cheese factory in Barry’s Bay for a tasting of some of their fine European style cheeses. The excursion then moves onto Birdlings Flat, (a shingle beach at the tip of Banks Peninsula, affording great views of this rugged southern coastline). A host of colourful pebbles can be found amongst the shingle along the coast. Your excursion then continues through the Canterbury Plains and the southern suburbs of Christchurch City to the Sign of the Takahe, a park-like setting on the hills above Christchurch affording wonderful views of the city of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Departing the Sign of the Takahe the tour travels through the Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch City to the Lyttelton Harbour Tunnel, a two-kilometer road tunnel taking you through to Lyttelton.

The tour returns you to Lyttelton township where your awaiting shuttle transfers you back to your cruise ship.

Tour Duration 8 hours.

Please note : That the pricing is based on a private tour ( own vehicle and driver ) for 4 adults and 2 children

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  • Sightseeing
  • Akaroa
  • Alpaca's


  • Private Tour
  • Sharmarra Alpaca Farm
  • Banks Peninsula and Akaroa
  • Christchurch
  • Lunch, unless selected as an optional extra

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from $235.00
  • Adult Lunch($40.00)
  • Lunch Child($30.00)

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