Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour And Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Akaroa Dolphins | Harbour Nature Cruises, Main Wharf (Entrance, Canterbury 7520, New Zealand,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is in Akaroa port, and explore the city on a comprehensive tour. Your Akaroa shore excursion also includes a trip through the beautiful Banks Peninsula and a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Meet the elusive kiwi, New Zealands national bird, along with exotic visitors including deer, wallabies, otters, gibbons and lemurs.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

Know More about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Akaroa Village Inn

First you will be collected at the park at the end of Akaroa Wharf (opposite the Akaroa Village Inn) at 10.30am and driven through the village of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula with stunning views of rolling hills, lakes and coastlines before arriving in Christchurch.

Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

After boarding our coaches from the Akaroa Port, we'll take you through to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens & Christchurch Museum via the scenic Banks Peninsula. Explore on your own for 30 minutes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cathedral Square, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

Depart the Botanical Gardens for a brief Christchurch City tour highlighting city landmarks and the rebuild of city centre after the 2011 Earthquake.

Stop At: Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

The tour then moves on to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. You will be given entry to the Wildlife Reserve and a guided tour of the reserves Natural New Zealand with Kiwi viewing.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

Travel back to Akaroa via the Banks Peninsula to board your cruise ship.


Port pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Covered by Viators worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Entry/Admission - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.

Most travelers can participate