Wellington Cruise

Wellington

On holiday with New Zealanders

The small coastal town of Akaroa ("Long Bay Harbour"), at the eastern end of Akaroa Harbour, is 85 km from Christchurch and is known as the French colony of New Zealand.

Very little remains of the history linked to the early settlers that arrived here in 1838 – a few buildings and, in particular, the names of the streets – but Akaroa, as you will discover during your MSC World Cruise, is a charming coastal town that you can easily visit on foot. 
 
A favourite holidays destination for New Zealanders, it is a good starting point for visiting the surrounding area, either with a walk along the Banks Peninsula Track or on a boat trip around the Bay to see dolphins. 
 
If you prefer to stay in town, Akaroa has a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The Akaroa Museum is opposite the Visitor Centre, where you can enjoy exhibitions dedicated to Maori craftsmanship, a twenty-minute film on the history of the settlement, photographs of the early settlers and objects associated with the whaling industry. The building that houses the Museum is also interesting because you can see the former Court

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Wellington City Drive
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Code: WLT01
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The Storm Coast Drive
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: WLT02
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In The Footsteps of the Lord of the Rings
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Code: WLT03
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ZEALANDIA SANCTUARY AND CITY CABLE CAR RIDE
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: WLT04
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WONDERFUL WELLINGTON GARDENS & MUSEUM
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Code: WLT05
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OVERLAND NEW ZEALAND & TASMANIA DISCOVERY TOUR
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 120 hours
  • Code: WLT15
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OVERLAND NEW ZEALAND & TASMANIA DISCOVERY TOUR
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 120 hours
  • Code: WLT15SGL
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