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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great place to spend the day, great views, beaches and rolling pastures. The scenic summit drive is fantastic, just take it easy and take in the views. Go down to one of the beaches, we though Le Bon bay the best. Can also go on the post bus trip, well worth doing to see parts not normally visited.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We have always loved Akaroa on Banks Peninsula. Gentle, different and a lovely place to visit. Avoid the days when the cruise ships are in.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The drive to Akoroa and back is beautiful and takes about 1-1/2 hours each way. My partner and I were unable to go on a day when there were no cruise ships, but the town of Akoroa was still manageable and we saw orca whales from the pier.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly hilly and vast area so takes a long time to get anywhere. Beware if in campervan to stay on main highway as side roads are steep and windy and sometimes gravel. Akaroa is lovely with authentic baguette s which are delicious. Try to visit when the tide is in as the mud flats are unattractive.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Make sure your camera has lots of space for pictures and the battery is full. This is just the most breathtaking scenery. Worth a long drive or a detour if you are anywhere in the vacinity. We went through here on way to Akaroa which is also worth a visit although a bit too touristy due to the cruise ships stopping here regularly.

Date of experience: February 2018
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