The focus of historic interest is the Akaroa Museum, which has a display of Māori pounamu (greenstone) as well as alternating exhibits on the area's multicultural past. The Peninsula supported a significant Māori population and the collections and displays tell some of the exciting stories of Kai Tahu, the people of the land. At the time of this writing only a small part of the main building has reopened after being damaged by the earthquakes. But you can still
see the Old Courthouse and Langlois-Eteveneaux House, the two-room cottage of an early French settler.
Rue Lavaud at Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, 7520, New Zealand