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Guidebook for French Farm, RD 2

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Guidebook for French Farm, RD 2

Sightseeing
A popular family run friendly business. Great for viewing the hectors dolphins and learning about the Akaroa Harbour from the water
Akaroa Dolphins
65 Beach Rd
A popular family run friendly business. Great for viewing the hectors dolphins and learning about the Akaroa Harbour from the water
Well worth booking a tour to this Alpaca farm which is only a two minute drive from our B&B. Frank & Anya own over 130 Alpacas and will share their story with you. Walk and feed the Alpacas by hand and afterwards browse the excellent Alpaca Shop with it's quality products. While you are there take in the breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour.
Shamarra Alpacas
328 Wainui Main Rd
Well worth booking a tour to this Alpaca farm which is only a two minute drive from our B&B. Frank & Anya own over 130 Alpacas and will share their story with you. Walk and feed the Alpacas by hand and afterwards browse the excellent Alpaca Shop with it's quality products. While you are there take in the breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour.
If you're feeling energetic and like to swim with the dolphins this is a fun thing to experience.
Swimming with Dolphins
61 Beach Rd
If you're feeling energetic and like to swim with the dolphins this is a fun thing to experience.
Barry's Bay Cheese factory uses fresh, local Banks Peninsula milk for it's consistently beautiful cheese. Stop and watch the cheese making Mon - Thurs (Oct - May) and enjoy complimentary samples and shop their assortment of local wines.
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Barrys Bay Traditional Cheese
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Barry's Bay Cheese factory uses fresh, local Banks Peninsula milk for it's consistently beautiful cheese. Stop and watch the cheese making Mon - Thurs (Oct - May) and enjoy complimentary samples and shop their assortment of local wines.
Visit the yellow eyed penguins who breed in this area and learn about the monitoring program of nesting boxes as part of their conservation work. There are two evening tour options.
Pohatu Penguins
580 Flea Bay Rd
Visit the yellow eyed penguins who breed in this area and learn about the monitoring program of nesting boxes as part of their conservation work. There are two evening tour options.
If you have some time in Christchurch take a city tour on board the Tram. This is a great way to take in the city sights along with a commentary as you meander through the streets. A full circuit takes 50 minutes. Trams run every 15 minutes. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at points of interest along the way. The perfect way to see the city when you have limited time.
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Christchurch Tramway
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If you have some time in Christchurch take a city tour on board the Tram. This is a great way to take in the city sights along with a commentary as you meander through the streets. A full circuit takes 50 minutes. Trams run every 15 minutes. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at points of interest along the way. The perfect way to see the city when you have limited time.
Experience the magnificent natural beauty and isolation of the Akaroa Eastern bays, valleys and coastline on the scenic mail run. Travel 120km weaving in and out of 10 bays from sea level to the crater rim delivering mail to farms and settlements. 5 hr tour Mon - Fri 9am departure $80pp. Book through Akaroa Adventure Centre
Christchurch & Canterbury Marketing Ltd
80 Rue Lavaud
Experience the magnificent natural beauty and isolation of the Akaroa Eastern bays, valleys and coastline on the scenic mail run. Travel 120km weaving in and out of 10 bays from sea level to the crater rim delivering mail to farms and settlements. 5 hr tour Mon - Fri 9am departure $80pp. Book through Akaroa Adventure Centre
Shopping
Specialists in Unique Handcrafted Gemstone Jewellery & Aromatherapy Oils
Fire & Ice
6 Church St
Specialists in Unique Handcrafted Gemstone Jewellery & Aromatherapy Oils
A great place to buy some nice warm Merino/Possum clothing
Akaroa Woolshed Gallery
7 Church St
A great place to buy some nice warm Merino/Possum clothing
If you enjoy shopping for clothes this is a very classy shop to visit.
Ça Bouge Boutique
31 Rue Lavaud
If you enjoy shopping for clothes this is a very classy shop to visit.
Essentials
A great place to pick up a pre prepared lasagne or pies to reheat.
Akaroa Butchery And Deli
67 Rue Lavaud
A great place to pick up a pre prepared lasagne or pies to reheat.
Caters for most of your needs.
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Four Square Supermarket Akaroa
72 Rue Lavaud
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Caters for most of your needs.
Parks & Nature
Akaroa has some great walks around the village and some longer tramps/hikes. Check out 'Walking Tracks in Akaroa' We also have a reference book in your room on all walking and tramping tracks.
Banks Track
Akaroa has some great walks around the village and some longer tramps/hikes. Check out 'Walking Tracks in Akaroa' We also have a reference book in your room on all walking and tramping tracks.
Entertainment & Activities
Enjoy a round of golf on our picturesque golf course. Clubs can be hired on the day.
Akaroa Golf Club
Enjoy a round of golf on our picturesque golf course. Clubs can be hired on the day.
The Adventure Centre will give you any information you need to know about the area and provide you with brochures.
Akaroa Adventure Centre
74a Rue Lavaud
The Adventure Centre will give you any information you need to know about the area and provide you with brochures.
The Akaroa cinema is a great place to fill in a wet day. Buy a wine and sit back in your comfy chair.
Akaroa Cinema Cafe
4 Selwyn Ave
The Akaroa cinema is a great place to fill in a wet day. Buy a wine and sit back in your comfy chair.
Arts & Culture
World famous for it's magical mosaic sculpture garden. A must see.
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The Giants House
70 Rue Balguerie
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World famous for it's magical mosaic sculpture garden. A must see.
If you're interested in Maori history this is worth the visit. A local farmer has spent years collecting the contents and is now set up for viewing. Further down the road there is a great sandy swimming beach.
Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum
1146 Okains Bay Rd
If you're interested in Maori history this is worth the visit. A local farmer has spent years collecting the contents and is now set up for viewing. Further down the road there is a great sandy swimming beach.
Food scene
A popular restaurant. Always consistent.
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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
57 Beach Rd
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A popular restaurant. Always consistent.
A beautiful place to relax with a wine and meal or platter. Check out the menu and hours on their website. Only a five minute drive from Sunnybrae or a two and half km walk.
French Farm Winery
A beautiful place to relax with a wine and meal or platter. Check out the menu and hours on their website. Only a five minute drive from Sunnybrae or a two and half km walk.
Popular with the locals. Right on the beach. Lovely to sit on a warm day as it's quite open.
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Harbar Beachbar & Kitchen
83 Rue Jolie
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Popular with the locals. Right on the beach. Lovely to sit on a warm day as it's quite open.
A great place to eat in or take away.
La Thai Restaurant
69 Beach Rd
A great place to eat in or take away.
Best Fish and Chips in Akaroa. Locally caught. During the day you will find them on the main wharf cooking up a feast.
Murphy's on the Corner
7 Church St
Best Fish and Chips in Akaroa. Locally caught. During the day you will find them on the main wharf cooking up a feast.
Popular place with the locals around 10.30am for a great coffee. Also stock a good selection of health foods.
Peninsula General Store
40E Rue Lavaud
Popular place with the locals around 10.30am for a great coffee. Also stock a good selection of health foods.
A very nice lunchtime stop.
L'Escargot Rouge
67 Beach Rd
A very nice lunchtime stop.
Quaint and small. Bookings essential. The place to go for a special night out together.
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The Little Bistro
33 Rue Lavaud
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Quaint and small. Bookings essential. The place to go for a special night out together.
A real favourite with everyone. Beautiful cafe food and drinks. A busy cafe but worth the visit. Always good for lunch. While you're there check out the amazing gallery. Local art and jewelry.
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Little River Cafe & Store
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A real favourite with everyone. Beautiful cafe food and drinks. A busy cafe but worth the visit. Always good for lunch. While you're there check out the amazing gallery. Local art and jewelry.
Only a 10 minute drive from Sunnybrae. Friendly service with a good pub meal.
Duvauchelle Hotel
6026 Christchurch Akaroa Rd
Only a 10 minute drive from Sunnybrae. Friendly service with a good pub meal.