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Wharf next to the sea



An enjoyable drive south-east of Christchurch lays the Banks Peninsula, South Island's most exciting volcano feature. With endless hills, bays and hidden bush, this is Nature's Playground right on Christchurch's doorstep. 


Sheltered in one of the volcanic craters is the Akaroa Harbour and the stunning township of Akaroa.


What makes Akaroa so unique from the rest of New Zealand is it being the only French settlement in the country. The remnants of the French can be seen throughout the town, from the street name to the charming colonial cottages and architecture. 

No matter what your interests, Akaroa has something you will enjoy. From outdoor activities and exploring to heritage and culture. Not to mention Akaroa is a foodies haven where you are spoilt for choice with local and award-winning bars, restaurants and produce.

Peninsula Views
Seating by the sea
War Memorial
Brendon Woods


We are Brendon and Gail Woods, your hosts at Newton Heights.


We come from a farming background and moved to Akaroa fifteen years ago. Our home reflects our love of travel and the fun we had hunting for brocante in French markets. We are also passionate about classic cars, gardening, cooking and community involvement.


We cannot wait to have you stay with us!

Gail Woods

FAQs About Newton Heights

  • How far is Newton Heights from the centre of Akaroa?
    Newton Heights B&B is only 1.3 km from the centre of Akaroa.
  • Can I park a car at Newton Heights?
    There is free on-site parking available to guests staying at Newton Heights (subject to availability).
  • What type of room can I book at Newton Heights
    We offer three standalone rooms at Newton Heights, the Fantail, Tui and Bellbird room. Each room comes with it's very own bathroom and a king-sized bed. We also offer a kids rooms called the Pukeko room, which is fitted with two bunk beds and two king-single beds that can be pushed together to form a king-sized bed. This room is only available if also booking the either the Fantail, Tui and Bellbird room.
  • What kind of complimentary breakfast is served at Newton Heights
    All guests staying at Newton Heights will receive a complimentary breakfast of their choice, breakfast options include: - Continental - Full English/Irish We can also cater for any of your dietary needs, please get in touch with us if you have any requests.
  • How far is Newton Heights from the beach?
    The nearest beach is just 1 km from Newton Heights.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Newton Heights?
    Check-in at Newton Heights is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.
  • What facilities are available at Newton Heights?
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