The scene of the only French settlement effort in New Zealand, Akaroa has a fascinating history. You can explore this history, and its effect on the local culture, at the Akaroa Museum. Encompassing three historic buildings--the Court House, Custom House and Langois Eleveneaux Cottage--is the absorbing story of early Maori and French settlement throughout Banks Peninsula. The Museum collection features more than 2000 photographs, as well as permanent displays on whaling, cocksfooting (seed cultivation), botany and zoology, while the gallery mounts frequently changing exhibitions.
Attractions & Landmarks, Other, Arts & Museums
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- Nearest Train: 1.5 hour's drive from Christchurch