Akaroa Sightseeing & Farm Private Tour

Akaroa Half day Tour photo

Tour #AKSF Price is based on a Private Charter of vehicle & guide:
Up to 5 Passengers only – NZ$650.00 for day
Duration: 6 hours
Depart: Morning
Entry fees & lunch additional cost –  See below.

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Akaroa is the oldest Colonial Town in the South Island, and is still touched by the French influence of many of the early settlers. The Harbour and the town itself nestle in the crater of a long extinct volcano and the scenery, as we drive out of the township and climb up to the summit road on the crater rim, is in a word “stunning”, and at every turn in the road new panoramic vistas will appear.

Okains Bay – You will be guaranteed some awesome views on the road to Okains Bay.

Little Akaloa – Enjoy the coastal drive to Little Akaloa and hear all about its history. A once thriving dairy farming community with a Cheese factory.

Hilltop Tavern view

Hilltop Tavern View

Hilltop Tavern – Traverse to the top of the volcanic rim to take your fantastic photos of Akaroa peninsula & your cruise ship in the distance

Little River – A great stop for your lunch opportunity (not inclusive of price) with art galleries and craft places to peruse.

Manderley Farm is situated at Little River on the shores of Lake Forsyth in the Bank Peninsula region, and has been farmed by Ross and Mary Millar since 1974. The farm covers an area of 750 acres (300 hectares) and rises from sea level to 1500 feet. This stunning property has many spectacular vistas from bush clad hills to lake and ocean views, and is stocked by 1500 Sheep and 100 beef Cattle.

Akaroa Charm

Akaroa Charm

Manderley has been a popular Farm Tour for more than 20 years, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world. You will marvel at the skill and almost uncanny partnership of Ross with his champion dogs, as they respond to whistle commands, sometimes at distances of up to half a mile, and with speed and agility gather a mob of sheep from the nearby hills and herd them down to where Ross and his guests are standing. This display provides many great photo opportunities along the way you will also witness a sheep shearing demonstration, and Ross will talk of his experiences farming Manderley for more than 30 years. The Tour also includes a look around the homestead, originally built in 1876, and the beautifully landscaped garden.

Cheese Making – next stop is at Barry Bay Cheeses. Here you will get to see how cheese is still made and crafted by hand and also get to sample this great local product.

Robinsons Bay – A scenic drive from Barry Bay.

Takamatua Valley Vineyards  Stop off at end of day for a little wine tasting.

Robinsons Bay to Akaroa. You get back with plenty of time to look around the township, with options of being dropped at any of the below listed destinations within Akaroa centre before catching your tender back to the ship.

  • The Giants House & Gardens
  • The Shops at the northern end of town
  • The Historic Lighthouse

These are all very interesting points of interest and the Giants House & Gardens are amazing but there is a cost to do this attraction. NZ$25.00 p/p

Entry Fee Prices Per Person:
Manderley Farm Experience
NZ$45.00
There could be a charge for wine tasting

 

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