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All reviews light house nice walk cruise ship days original place nice piece of history short walk from the pier small entry fee focal point photo opportunity lovely photos well worth the visit sunny day beautiful harbour volunteers ships structure mechanism
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not much of a lighthouse, but decently nice harbour views. Not too high on elevation, makes for an easy walk from the harbour. Wouldn’t say it’s a “must see,” but it’s a nice spot for taking pictures if you’re heading that direction.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank helmsmaggie
Reviewed 1 week ago

At 5 minutes walk from the main wharf you might as well while you are there - and it helps work off any meal you might have purchased nearby.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On disembarking our ship we took a leisurely 15 minute stroll to the Akaroa Lighouse Rewarded with great views of the coastline surrounding area. Well maintained by the Akaroa Lighthouse Preservation Society The village of Akaroa is definitely worth a visit as it combines classical...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flyer657167
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At a very reasonable price I was able to see all the parts of the lighthouse. Very good explanations from the people on site a very interesting place to visit. Great views from near the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Neil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff that were present at the lighthouse were very informative and friendly. C is fascinated by clocks. The light movement is based on the same principle as a grandfather clock. The staff gave C the opportunity to wind it up. He enjoyed the experience....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank richclift
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

While it wasn't possible to go inside the lighthouse, it is pretty to look at! Just a short walk /drive from the main shopping street.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Our cruise ship visited the cute little town on a Saturday. Instead of quickly driving to Christchurch, why not stick around. Rumor has it, that what many people from Christchurch does! They do a day trip and visit the farmers from 9-1 on Saturdays. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 58randyt
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This lighthouse has been moved from its original spot closer to the town when it was no longer in use. The locals have taken great care of it. It is open on Sundays and cruise ship days.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 709TAM
Reviewed 10 October 2018

A pleasant 10 minute walk from the town centre to here. You can look around and read a little bit about it, but there is no access in. However, also a very nice quiet spot to sit and look at the harbour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ed R
Reviewed 26 September 2018

A very pretty lighthouse strategically placed where most visitors to Akaroamcan see it. The lighthouse was shifted to the current position. It is well preserved. The lighthouse is locked so it is not possible to enter it. Lovely to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gill H
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