Akaroa Private Tour

Delivering authentic Akaroa

For a personal connection

Akaroa Private Tours

Treat yourself to a real New Zealand experience, get off the beaten track where other tourists don’t go.
This is real, this is unique, wide ranging, in depth.
Be prepared to be amazed, to leave inspired, with this Akaroa Private Tour

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Expert Local Guide

The #1 expert local guide in Akaroa, seventh generation connections, well researched with original thinking. Ecologist, historian, storyteller. Authentic and honest. 

Stunning Scenery

One of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand, ever changing, dramatic, romantic and diverse this tour covers it all. Experience all of the beauty Akaroa has to offer.

Rich History

Akaroa History is remarkable. 5 of New Zealand’s most important sites are clustered together and tell a complete settlement story.

Why travel with the seventh generation


Māori History & Culture

Polynesian exploration and navigation, intertribal warfare, bloody conquests, colonisation, cultural revitalisation… this tour covers it all. 


A Local Connection

Hear the inside stories told by an expert storyteller. Make a personal connection to Akaroa, New Zealand.


French Akaroa

Explore the beautiful European settlement of Akaroa with a direct descendant of the first settlers. Here the amazing family story of Napoleon Willow and Victor Hugo.


Be Inspired by Nature

Soaring cliffs, wild coastlines, natural quiet, community conservation projects and climate warriors… you will be inspired with hope for the seventh generation after you. 

What Travelers Think

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic [Akaroa Private Tour] with Marie. Her knowledge of the history of Akaroa, and the wonderful way she shared it, made it a very special occasion. 
Marie is warm and friendly and the few hours with her were relaxed and entertaining but also very informative. The ecological aspects were also fascinating and all of it was delivered in a spectacularly beautiful corner of New Zealand.

A World Class Tour: We enjoyed an excellent [Akaroa Private Tour] with Marie this afternoon. The tour certainly lived up to the high ratings of previous customers. Her storytelling begins with the geological origins of Banks Peninsula through to Maori settlement, the arrival of British and French settlers, the Treaty of Waitangi, farming practices (ecological decline and restoration), and much more. Marie herself is a seventh generation local family member, and this shows in both the passion and the realism she brings to her wide ranging tour. A delicious home made picnic at Akaroa Heritage Park, with stunning views of the Harbour, topped off a most memorable afternoon.

Explore this special place at your own pace. Experience the unique beauty and fascinating history of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula with an Akaroa Private Tour tailored to your personal interests and wishes. Popular activities include visiting Historical Sites, going for a walk in Hinewai Reserve, discovering the unique Wildlife, exclusive visits to Private Baches or a special Farm Experience. Get in Touch to build your own personal itinerary.