Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Akaroa Museum

  • Rue Lavaud at Rue Balguerie Map It
  • Akaroa

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


Rue Lavaud at Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, Canterbury, 7520, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • $NZ4
  • Daily 10:30–4:30; closes at 4 in winter

Published 10/27/2015


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