Not only is Akaroa the only place in the world you can experience dolphin swimming with the world’s rarest and smallest Hector’s dolphin did you also know that Akaroa is the oldest town in Canterbury? Akaroa and the surrounding area is steeped in rich history and it wouldn't be here today without the help of Mother Nature.

The story begins approximately seven and half million years ago when two giant volcanoes erupted. This eruption resulted in the formation of what we now know today as Banks Peninsula. The area was rich in natural resources making it an inviting place to settle. The Maori where the first to inhabit the land, followed by a British and French colony. To this day Akaroa village still has a distinct French flavour and influence and is home to our award winning Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise and Swimming with Dolphins.

Phone: +64 3 304 7641

Website: blackcat.co.nz