Akaroa Return Shuttle From Christchurch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise portHotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup Details Pick up Novotel 8am, Bus Interchange 8.15am, Rolleston Avenue 8.30am Other Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square, 52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, Ne.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Akaroa, New Zealand - Drop off outside information centre and at the wharf Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Direct shuttle between Christchurch and Akaroa. First shuttle out of Christchurch each day. Coincides with Akaroa activities such as Harbor Cruises and Swimming with the Dolphins.

Includes informative commentary and a stop at the Hill Top for scenic photos.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Excellent value for money
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

Know More about this tour

Direct shuttle between Christchurch and Akaroa. First shuttle out of Christchurch each day. Coincides with Akaroa activities such as Harbor Cruises, Swimming with the Dolphins and Farm visits etc. The Express services operates October April departing Christchurch at 8.30am and returning from Akaroa at 3:45pm.

Service departs from Rolleston Avenue outside i-Site and Canterbury museum. Complimentary pick-ups from city accommodation. Airport pickups available on request. Enjoy panoramic views of Banks Peninsula, stop at Little River to visit art gallery, view of Akaroa from the Hill Top.

In Akaroa visit the delightful seaside town that has a distinctly French flavor, cafes, specialty shops, original settlement architecture and a host of colorful characters await you.


Hotel drop-off (inner city hotels)

Airport pickup/drop off

Port pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Akaroa Shuttle


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Feb-2020

    Our driver was great; Tanz I think she was called. Lovely person. Really efficient trip and had a great day.

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Very easy to find the meetup point by the museum. The driver was friendly and helpful, made some nice scenic stops for photo opportunities along the way, and gave us great directions for how to find the shuttle again for pickup at the end of the day. Easy end of day pickup. Overall smooth ride. Bus was comfortable and seats were pretty spacious and clean. Great value for money, made Akaroa an easy experience from Christchurch, so highly recommend.

  • 17-Dec-2018

    Bus was on time, driver very nice and informative, various pick up locations very helpful, clear pick up time and place instructions

  • 18-Mar-2018

    Great day out. The ride from Christchurch to Akaroa is a bit steep, but totally worth the day out. We got into Akaroa at about 10:30am having left Christchurch at about 8:30, and spent about 5 hours out there before the shuttle came to take us back at about 3:30.

  • 19-Feb-2018

    Truly beautiful place and an easy ride from Christchurch of an Hour and a half. Well worth the journey. Mike.

  • 12-Nov-2017

    On time, quick, space a bit tight, no commentary along the way, clear explanation of where to get the return trip, on time.