Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum is located in Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula, just an hour away from Christchurch and less than half an hour away from the popular tourist spot of Akaroa.
Visitors can be assured of some amazing sites on the road to Okains Bay. Plan to spend at least a day in the area visiting the many attractions Banks Peninsula has to offer including Okains Bay and the Maori and Colonial Museum.
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To get directions from your location to Okains Bay, wait for the blue location pin to appear and then click on it. When the Description box opens, click on Directions in the bottom left corner. In the panel that opens to the left, type in your location address and click on Get Directions. You can print out the map and directions to the Museum.

Please note - when you have passed through the township of Little River, and made it up to the top of the hill (Hilltop) it is better to take a left turn onto the Summit Road and wind your way around this to the turn off to Okains Bay. You will get spectacular views (and great photo opportunities) of both the inner Akaroa Harbour and the outer Bays as you wind around the Summit Road. The turn off to Okains Bay and the Museum are well marked.

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