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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Banks Peninsula provides the rugged coast and dramatic scenery that contrasts with the urban feel of Christchurch. Worth the drive. Take your hiking boots, camera and patience for the windy roads.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Banks Peninsula is best viewed from atop the Christchurch Gondola, once you get off and hike a bit down hill on the other site of the main building. If you love to take photographs, this is the main place to capture the beauty of Banks Peninsula. The gondola costs 33 NZD but you can hike up there for free or even drive if need be. It get very windy often so remember some layers.

Thank JeLundgren
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Christchurch decided to do a day drive out to Banks Peninsula and Akaroa actually had a really good day.
Its a beautiful introduction to NZ (if its your first time). And the scenery is just gorgeous.

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go on the low road and back on the tourist high road back. Don't rush, if you don't get to Akaroa we'll go back another day. But enjoy the scenery!

Thank matthewl20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Banks Peninsula has some beautiful scenery. We took the summit road to Akaroa, which was very scenic, though a few more signs would be helpful! A lovely drive when the weather is good.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Akorora Day Trip was fascinating. We took a general tour of Akorora and it Harbor by Boat. We saw a Dolphin which was unusual because Dolphins usually travel in groups. The scenery on land was pretty cool to !

1  Thank Howard E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a very beautiful place to visit. We really enjoyed it. With a beautiful weather it’s so much better

Thank maxyne13
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Had we known how extensive the options were we would have stayed on the peninsula rather than in Christchurch. Natural beauty, tours, walking trails and restaurants and cafes. Incredible variety and breath taking scenery. The Akaroa Dolphin boat trip is a must ! This leaves from the township of Akaroa (the wharf is at the centre of the town)and is an absolute highlight of the Banks Peninsula

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were amazed at the spectacular views, the surrounding scenery (lakes, bays, harbours, landscapes) that you find at every curve of the road leading to Akaroa. The villageis charming amd the trails fabulous. Highly recommended!

Thank paherranz
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We went there just to visit Hinewai Reserve but without good signposting couldn't find it. So we just did a walk around Arkaroa and then drove the tourist drive. We stopped so many times for photos. I honestly feel we could spend a few days on the peninsula doing the many walks around the area. I believe there is a walking festival there in November. If you enjoy walking it would have to be worth it.

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