We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Akaroa Lighthouse

Is this your business?
Beach Road, Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7508
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“light house” (13 reviews)
“nice walk” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Beach Road, Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-304 7508
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Akaroa
from US$100.50
More Info
from US$58.90
More Info
from US$54.80
More Info
from US$104.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (147)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"light house"
in 13 reviews
"nice walk"
in 7 reviews
"present location"
in 3 reviews
"worth the short walk"
in 3 reviews
"cruise ship days"
in 3 reviews
"original place"
in 2 reviews
"nice piece of history"
in 2 reviews
"limited opening hours"
in 2 reviews
"small entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"focal point"
in 2 reviews
"quaint shops"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 2 reviews
"volunteers"
in 9 reviews
"ships"
in 9 reviews
"photos"
in 15 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Only open Sundays after 11am, so we had to wait to take the tour, but the couple who manage this were interesting and informative. Great fund to be able to actually climb up and look out across the harbour. Kids loved it. (There is a...More

Thank Kathryn B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gem enticed me. I wandered down through the Gardens of Tane and arrived at the lighthouse. Fortunately it was open. Welcomed in, hesitantly gazing at the stairs and fascinated by the mechanisms in front of me, I was invited to "go on up" and...More

Thank Penelope B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up to the light house. View from up there looking over the harbour is very beautiful. Beautiful lighthouse too

Thank barefootlouise
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Visited on Wednesday 25th April while going for a walk around Akaroa. We were disappointed it was not open but still able to read about its history from a board close by. It's just a short walk from the pier.

1  Thank Michael-4551
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Everywhere I visit, I try to check out the light houses, this one is very well restored and the color and structure is interesting. Good for photos and especially the view around it. A quaint little town to walk around.

Thank itcheetam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Open for cruise days, the light house is a short stroll from town centre. It has been restored and relocated. Well worth a look inside where volunteers are a wealth of knowledge.

Thank Sue H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Lovingly restored, this historic re-located lighthouse is open on Sundays and during cruise ship visits. Entry is a modest $2.50 ($0.50 for children), with volunteers on hand to tell you about the history and workings of the light. Be sure to check out the clockwork...More

1  Thank David P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Great views on a sunny day, from the top. Some quite interesting information inside. Friendly staff explain things. Just not exceptional. $2.50 admission charge.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 May 2018

An impressive story behind this lighthouse which was shipped here in parts from Scotland became operational and out on the heads of the bay around 1880. In 1980 this lovely lighthouse was moved into the harbour for preservation and is now open to the public...More

1  Thank Allgoodthyngs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2018

So cool with views right on the Akaroa harbor !!! Just beautiful but could not go up as it is only open on Sunday’s and cruise ship days.

Thank Ariella A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Akaroa
Akaroa Village Inn
173 reviews
.52 km away
Akaroa Criterion Motel
330 reviews
1.16 km away
Tresori Motor Lodge
140 reviews
1.54 km away
La Rochelle Motel
239 reviews
1.63 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Murphy's On The Corner
130 reviews
.57 km away
La Rangis Pizzeria
71 reviews
1.23 km away
The Little Bistro
805 reviews
1.45 km away
Ma Maison
117 reviews
1.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Giant's House
919 reviews
1.43 km away
Akaroa Museum
177 reviews
1.18 km away
Banks Peninsula War Memorial and Grounds
85 reviews
1.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Akaroa Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor