Day 30-31: What to see and do on the Banks and Akaroa Peninsula
How to go to the Banks Peninsula
In this case, the ride from Mount Cook to the Banks Peninsula It took us almost 4:30 hours and 350 kilometers, which we traveled in practically the whole morning, enjoying unique landscapes, dotted with small towns, that made us more and more, remember that we were approaching that civilization that we had lost days ago in the entire Mount Cook area.
In our case we decided to spend two days in this area of New Zealand, something that we believe is ideal if you have this time, since this way you can enjoy a day to get to know Akaroa and another day to tour the beautiful Banks Peninsula.
What to see and do on the Banks Peninsula
Also known as Horomaka, the Banks Peninsula is another of the most visited places in New Zealand, first for the beauty of its landscapes and second for its proximity to Christchurch, something that makes it an incredibly attractive destination for both locals and tourists.
With a curious wheel shape, caused by two volcanic eruptions that took place more than 8 million years ago, Akaroa is the highlight of the Banks Peninsula and the place where we recommend you base if you want to enjoy a few days In this awesome place.