Akaroa NZ Cruise Port

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

Akaroa New Zealand Cruise Port

Akaroa is a small town (population 700) located on New Zealand's South Island.  It is a popular cruise port in New Zealand.

The attractive community is located 81 km southeast of Christchurch.  Travel time from Akaroa to Christchurch is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Cruise ships anchor in Akaroa Harbour.  Passengers are then transported by tender boat to the wharf in Akaroa.

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

Not required.  The tender wharf (Main Wharf) is located at the town centre.

Bus Service

Coach service is available between Akaroa and Christchurch.

Akaroa, New Zealand
Akaroa, New Zealand

Visitor Information

Akaroa, New Zealand

Akaroa is a picturesque town with plenty to enjoy.  Attractions include Akaroa Beach, Akaroa Museum and the Giant's House. There are also nature walks, one of which leads to a scenic lookout that overlooks the community.

Please visit Akaroa.com for more information.

Christchurch, New Zealand

Attractions in Christchurch include the Christchurch Cathedral, Antarctic Centre, Botanic Gardens, Christchurch Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum.

Due to the fairly long distance and transfer time required to travel between Akaroa and Christchurch, we recommend that you enjoy your time in Akaroa rather than travelling to Christchurch.

Map of Akaroa Cruise Port

View map of Akaroa, New Zealand.

New Zealand Currency

The currency used in NZ is the New Zealand dollar.

Weather in Akaroa

Average temperatures by month in Akaroa New Zealand are as follows:

Month Maximum    Minimum   Precipitation
Jan 22  12  59 
Feb 21  12  51 
Mar 20  11  69 
April 17  87 
May 14  91 
June 11  99 
July 11  143 
Aug 12  134 
Sept 14  60 
Oct 16  73 
Nov 18  63 
Dec 20  11  56 

Free Wifi Service

Wifi is available 24/7 in and around the public library.  The library is located a couple of block from the tender wharf.

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