Brand new Shore Excursion to Holland America this year is the Akaroa History and Nature Safari, quoted by guests as the best tour they have ever taken. This exciting new tour takes in the very best of Akaroa scenery and nature and weaves together the early settler stories into one amazing experience. Offered on Noordam and Maasdam in Akaroa.
Marie Haley is the preeminent local guide in Akaroa, bringing together seven generations of Akaroa family history, an in-depth understanding of New Zealand’s history with a a lifetime of experience and a formal education in nature conservation.
Marie is able to create a narrative like no other tour, visiting four of New Zealand’s most important historical monuments, she tells the complete story of New Zealand’s settlement, within an ecological and cultural context.
Incorporating Maori history and culture throughout the tour, you will gain a unique understanding of the change in the Maori culture over time and the rapid speed of transformation once Europeans arrived.
If you really want to experience New Zealand, then this is the tour for you. You will leave with a feeling of deep understanding and connection to this unique part of the world.
What our guests say “Probably the best tour ever, anywhere!”, “Best tour ever!”, “Best tour in our entire trip”, “we feel we have a new friend”, ” This is a see-to-believe experience and Marie will take you off the beaten path to take it all in”, “definitely seven stars!”