Archive for Activities

Great walking options

There are great walking options close to the estate or in the nearby Hinewai Reserve. The idyllic inlets and deep valleys of the beautiful Banks Peninsula provide spectacular walks and superb photographic opportunities.

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Flea bay

Flea bay, close to Akaroa, is home to the largest Little Penguin colony on the mainland. Take a tour with Francis and Shireen to see the penguins or take a sea kayaking or scenic nature tour. www.pohatu.co.nz

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Farmtour at Paua Bay

For a true farmlife experience you can book a farmtour at Paua Bay. Meet Sue & Murray Johns, their sheep and their dogs and come to where the land meets the sea. www.pauabayfarmtours.co.nz

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Restaurants

Vangionis Trattoria and Bar, just a short walk into town, offers a unique experience in casual Mediterranean dining and atmosphere. To book ring 03 304 7714 or we are happy to do this for you. www.vangionis.co.nz

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Activities in Akaroa

There are lots of activities in Akaroa including cruising the harbour, viewing or swimming with the rare Hector’s Dolphins and horse trekking. The museum is very interesting as is the one in Okains Bay.

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Akaroa Village

Kokopu Estate is only two minutes by car (a 15 minute walk) from Akaroa Village. The village offers a host of attractions for visitors including art galleries, shopping, and a selection of restaurants. For more information about Akaroa, visit the Akaroa Web site.

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Our private garden

Relax in the private garden area which is planted with established trees, roses, rhododendrons and feijoas. The sound of the creek provides a splendid accompaniment to the bellbirds

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Stone fruit orchard

In summer visit our small stone fruit orchard. We grow apricots, cherrys, pears, apples, and plums, and you are welcome to pick and sample the fruit.

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Enjoy the solitude

Enjoy the solitude of a walk up to our vineyard and herb gardens for our restaurant. There are magnificent views of Akaroa Harbour. You can either enjoy this short stroll or be more active and go on to connect to one of the many walking tracks of the peninsula.

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