A panorama taken from the small cricket ground at Akaora. The cricket ground is on the northern end of the village, one of the first things you pass as you arrive, and shows the village buildings surrounding it. It is almost close enough to the sea for a six in the right direction to require a new ball for the next bowl. The Cricket Club pavilion is on the northern edge of the grounds.
Akaroa Cricket Grounds - Banks Peninsula visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Akaroa Cricket Grounds' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Canterbury.
Akaroa has both a Cricket Club and a Tennis Club. The cricket grounds are at the north end of Akaroa, near where the main road enters the town. Akaroa is the largest town on the Banks Peninsula and has plenty of activities to offer visitors, including sailing, whale watching, fishing, sea kayaking and walking. The nearest golf course is found at Duvauchelle, some 8km north of Akaroa at the end of the long inlet on which both settlements are based on the south coast of the Banks Peninsula.
Akaroa is about 80km from Christchurch. The H75 runs from Christchurch along the Banks Peninsula to Akaroa. The journey takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.