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Set on a beautiful harbor, Akaroa is a quaint resort town with unique French heritage. It's your gateway to Christchurch and amazing South Island nature, from the volcanic Banks Peninsula to the mountains of the Southern Alps.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Beginning in the historic seaside village of Akaroa is the Banks Peninsula Track. Open through the spring and summer every year from October 1 to April 30, the private track provides a unique eco-tourism experience, one filled with diverse wildlife, scenery and hospitality. The Banks Peninsula Track crosses farmland and the Hinewai reserve, covering 35 km of spectacular volcanic coastline, native bush, waterfalls and sandy beaches.
Currency used in Akaroa is the New Zealand dollar (NZD). Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are everywhere. Moneychangers are widely available so don't expect any real trouble converting currency or travelers checks, but do shop around for the best rates.
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