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Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds. Little River is the gateway to the peninsula. The township has a hotel/pub, 2 cafes, a petrol station, art gallery, craft...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Christchurch 75810, New Zealand
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Banks Peninsula provides the rugged coast and dramatic scenery that contrasts with the urban feel of Christchurch. Worth the drive. Take your hiking boots, camera and patience for the windy roads.More
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Only an hour from Christchurch, a visit to Banks Peninsula is a must......unless it is stormy, where the views are not at there best. If you have traffic behind you, especially on the winding roads we always suggest to pull over and the vehicles pass-...More
The Banks Peninsula is best viewed from atop the Christchurch Gondola, once you get off and hike a bit down hill on the other site of the main building. If you love to take photographs, this is the main place to capture the beauty of...More
While staying in Christchurch decided to do a day drive out to Banks Peninsula and Akaroa actually had a really good day.
Its a beautiful introduction to NZ (if its your first time). And the scenery is just gorgeous.
Akorora Day Trip was fascinating. We took a general tour of Akorora and it Harbor by Boat. We saw a Dolphin which was unusual because Dolphins usually travel in groups. The scenery on land was pretty cool to !
Had we known how extensive the options were we would have stayed on the peninsula rather than in Christchurch. Natural beauty, tours, walking trails and restaurants and cafes. Incredible variety and breath taking scenery. The Akaroa Dolphin boat trip is a must ! This leaves...More
We were amazed at the spectacular views, the surrounding scenery (lakes, bays, harbours, landscapes) that you find at every curve of the road leading to Akaroa. The villageis charming amd the trails fabulous. Highly recommended!
Response from bowdens2017 | Reviewed this property |
Takes about 1.5hrs driving to get to Akaroa the main town on Banks Peninsula. Much to be seen on the way with the Maori museum at Okains bay well worth the visit. Good to learn some of the history of this spectacular part of... More
Takes about 1.5hrs driving to get to Akaroa the main town on Banks Peninsula. Much to be seen on the way with the Maori museum at Okains bay well worth the visit. Good to learn some of the history of this spectacular part of NZ. To me booking a nights accommodation would be the go. Plenty of options and you can do the tourist route on the way back next day..
Response from 981sallyb | Reviewed this property |
We had a camper van for six weeks and really enjoyed our travels. We used a site on Banks Peninsular for our last couple of nights - Akaroa Top 10 site. Not cheap but very well catered and in a great position above the... More
We had a camper van for six weeks and really enjoyed our travels. We used a site on Banks Peninsular for our last couple of nights - Akaroa Top 10 site. Not cheap but very well catered and in a great position above the town. It is a beautiful area with some good walks along the coast and up in the hills. The drive takes about 2.5 hours and the roads are quite narrow and bendy, but with fantastic views. so probably not great if it's dark for a first drive. If you are into bird watching, the area around Lake Ellesmere was full of wildlife when we were there in Nov.