Things to do

Bon Accord Backpackers

Akaroa has something for everyone. Choose from visiting the wineries, the cheese factory, hiking, playing golf, kayaking, shopping, visiting gardens, the cheese factory, the many bays and beaches, cruising the harbour and much much more.

The Banks Peninsula's wide selection of restaurants, cafes and wineries will bring you some of the best locally sourced New Zealand produce.

The stunning scenery, great weather, and the long list of things to do while you are here make Akaroa the ideal spot for the short or long-term stay. For all your activities in Akaroa visit the Akaroa Adventure centre akaroa-adventure-centre.


The drive from Christchurch takes approximately 1.5hours on SH 75. Bon Accord Backpackers is located on the main street of Akaroa at 57 Rue Lavaud, next to the petrol Station, right in the middle of town. You can park your vehicle across the street next to the garden center. Public transport is provided by Akaroa Shuttle and the French Connection, both stop next to the Information Centre/ Akaroa Adventure centre which is located only 200 metres from Bon Accord.