Built in 1862, Bon Accord offers accommodation just 3 minutes' walk from French Bay Beach. Set in historic Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula, Bon Accord Backpackers is 10 minutes' walk from the colonial Akaroa village galleries and shops. It is a 1-minute walk from Te Whare Taonga Museum. Lake Ellesmere is a 50 km drive away.
Akaroa is an historic French and British settlement, situated 85kms from Christchurch on the Banks Peninsula. Akaroa Harbour and the Banks Peninsula were formed through the violent eruption of 3 volcanoes, making for some spectacular landscape on the peninsula and in the harbour. Come and join us in our beautiful riverside garden for barbecue or just to relax in the sunshine with a good book Guests are welcome to help them self to the herbs and veg that are growing around the garden . There are 2 guest lounges, each with a sofa and DVDs and a log fire for those cold winter nights. Local activities can be booked at the tour desk including swimming with dolphins, kayaking, horse riding and hiking. The helpful staff can also assist guests with bike hire arrangements.