Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour

Canterbury Farm Tour | Cafe lunch in Akaroa | Crater rim scenic drive with spectacular views

A day tour to Akaroa, the only settlement attempted by the French in New Zealand, passes through the beautiful landscapes of the Banks Peninsula. This region was formed following violent eruptions of volcanoes over 6 million years ago and the picturesque town of Akaroa itself sits in an ancient volcanic crater.

You will travel to Akaroa NZ over the beautiful Banks Peninsula on a high summit route which gives glorious views of farmlands, Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps as well as remote bays indenting the coastline.

You have an opportunity to wander around the charming 175 year old French harbour side village of Akaroa with it’s museum of settlers’ history, art and craft shops and studios before enjoying lunch at an award winning cafe. After lunch you will head to a private alpaca farm where you will be delighted by these cute, affectionate and clever creatures. Please note that the order of events may change due to the timing of the alpaca farm visit.

Time permitting, other stops may be made at Little River Art Gallery and Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory.

What to Bring


South Island weather is extremely variable. Sudden changes are not uncommon!

As walking is included on this tour we advise that you wear clothing suitable for being active, comfortable walking shoes and a wind proof top. It is advisable to wear layers of clothing that can be added and/or removed.

The following is recommended:
  • wind/shower proof jacket.
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather.
  • hat (type depending on weather)
  • DAY PACK (or bag you can carry and have both hands free)
  • sunscreen (high SPF)
  • sunglasses
  • water bottle


Farm Tours Canterbury

“Our tour of the South Island began in Christchurch and the agent engaged Canterbury Trails to take us today on a tour to Akaroa for a cruise and a visit to a sheep farm. Every aspect of the day was perfect and the scenery is hard to even describe but certainly jaw-dropping. But the best part of it all was.””

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