On your journey to Akaroa - courtesy of a luxury 4x4 min-coach - take in the breath-taking scenery of the rugged Banks Peninsula coastline and farmlands. This area is renowned for its rugged topography in a surprisingly sparsely populated district.
Amongst extensive farm lands, Akaroa’s diverse landscape is a region where conservation areas abound in an area regarded as extremely important for native plants and associated wildlife. In fact, Banks Peninsula has the highest amount of biodiversity than any other part of New Zealand.
Enjoy unique nature safari experiences in the spectacular, award-winning Wild Side Conservation area, involving wild penguins, dolphins and alpacas! Learn about the area’s rich history, native flora and fauna and the area’s unique conservation programs.
To complete your day, enjoy an end-of-day wine tasting (or non-alcoholic beverage) and afternoon platter at the special French Peak vineyard.