Getting here by car or bus

Akaroa is a scenic 85km drive from Christchurch on State Highway 75. Leave Christchurch at the south eastern corner of Hagley Park along Lincoln Road. Allow 90 mins for the journey.

Petrol and refreshments are available at Tai Tapu, Little River, and Duvauchelle along the way, and Little River Gallery and Barrys Bay Cheese factory are well worth a visit.

Public Transport from Christchurch to Akaroa (and return)

Regular bus services are provided (up to 3 per day) by

Akaroa Shuttle            0800 500 929

French Connection       0800 800 575

Taxi bus services are provided at good rates by

Outer bays tours           027 489 7200 e-mail

Akaroa Tours and Taxi        027 695 6981 e-mail

All the bus/taxi services drop you off within 50m of Akaroa old Post Office.


This is our simple route map of the Banks Peninsula Track.

The Track starts and finishes in Akaroa and visits the south eastern bays of Banks Peninsula.