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sight seeing Akoroa

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sight seeing Akoroa

We are cruising into Akoroa, we have previously been to Christchurch so do not wish to return there. We find some of the tours offered by the cruise lines are the same as the local operators but 1/3 more expensive. Do you know if any of the operators meet the cruise liners at the docks with suggested 3 hour tours.

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21. Re: sight seeing Akoroa

At each port the ship visits passengers will be notified via the ships newsletters and public announcements the time everyone has to be back on board and the time the last tender will leave to return to the ship.

The newsletter and information sessions on board will provide information in advance of the ports the ship will be visiting on its itinerary, as well as any security and safety concerns passengers need to be aware of.

Akaroa is generally the only tender port for NZ cruises. The rest of the ports on a typical NZ visit the ship will dock alongside a wharf.

Akaroa is a delightful quirky town that is pleasant enough just exploring, there will be privately run tours available near the jetty.

If you are doing your own touring you need to be mindful of being close to the tender jetty at least one hour before the last tender returns to the ship.

If doing ship tours and the tour is late returning to the port the ship will wait or in a worse case scenario arrangements will be made to get you to the next port.

If you do your own touring and you are late returning to the ship effectively, you will be on your own as the ship wont wait.

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22. Re: sight seeing Akoroa

Planning a trip to NZ for November 2015 and fancy a day in Akaroa . We'll have a 4 berth motorhome. How is that road down to Akaroa for larger vehicles ?

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23. Re: sight seeing Akoroa

The road is a bit hilly and winding from Little River to Akaroa but thousands of campervans do it every year. Just remember to pull over if you are slowing traffic or want to stop for a photo. Enjoy Akaroa!

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24. Re: sight seeing Akoroa

The road is nowhere near as scary as some of the roads we travelled on in the UK - if multitudes of buses and sheep/cattle trucks can drive it every week then a campervan will be fine. Just keep to your side of the road, especially on corners, and pay attention to where you are going. And if you do pull over, make sure your vehicle is completely off the road so that traffic does not have to go into the other lane to get around you.

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25. Re: sight seeing Akoroa

Well we have just driven this road in a car . There are long series of hairpin bends on up and downhill gradients which could be particularly challenging for those with limited previous experience of driving a campervan.

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