About Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
Banks Peninsula is the intricate thumbprint that juts out from the South Island’s east coast. Best known for Akaroa - the quaint French-inspired village popular for dolphin watching - Banks Peninsula is home to so much more!
An explosive volcanic history has turned Banks Peninsula into the complex and endlessly surprising labyrinth of bays, hills and harbours that it is today. Renowned for its charm, history and wildlife, Banks Peninsula is a superb place to spend a day, a week or an entire holiday.