Akaroa Harbour is situated in Canterbury Region of New Zealand as part of Banks Peninsula. It enters from peninsula's southern coast, heading in predominantly northerly direction. "Akaroa" means Kāi Tahu Māori ("Long Harbour"). Ōnawe Peninsula is at the harbour's head, former site of Māori pā. Entire Akaroa harbour is the crater of extinct volcano.
The towns or settlements of Akaroa, Barrys Bay, Duvauchelle, French Farm and Wainui lie on harbour's shoreline. Cruise ships occasionally enter Akaroa harbour, with passengers visiting the town. In 2013 the 1,170-acre (475-hectare) Akaroa Marine Reserve was given approval after a 17-year campaign to get the reserve established.
As of 2011, of the 7 sites that are sampled in the Akaroa harbour for water quality, 6 are graded as "good" and 1 as "fair" in terms of recreational use. The grading is affected by rainfall.
Highlights: Old French town, Christchurch, Banks Peninsula
The Akaroa cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Akaroa, New Zealand.
If you lose the Akaroa location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Akaroa cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Akaroa, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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9 October, 2016