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A starry night in the Banks Peninsula

Explore the wild side of Banks Peninsula, a place that is renowned for its charming French influences, picturesque bays, artisan culture, boutique galleries and seaside villages. Akaroa is oozing with character and brimming with a mix of local artists, historians, gardeners and a load of creative energy.

This region boasts a marine environment that is home to an abundance of marine wildlife, including the world's smallest and rarest dolphin - Hector's dolphin. Have a close encounter with these cheeky marine mammals by kayak, swimming or in a boat. If you’re lucky, you may also see New Zealand fur seals, little blue penguins, fish and an array of birds flying overhead.

Romance is sleeping under the stars

A unique experience for nature lovers, nestled within native Macrocarpa trees, tussock grasses and rolling hills. Start your journey driving one hour out of Christchurch City, on a scenic route around the Banks Peninsula past Charteris Bay and Diamond Harbour. This drive sets the scene for things to come.

In the heart of nature, the solar-powered pod is made entirely of glass. Allowing you to stargaze, be mesmerised by the Milky Way. Watch the waves roll in at Port Levy Bay. Enjoy a morning coffee on the deck, in complete privacy, overlooking the meadows towards the blue ocean.

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