Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum is located at Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula, 90 minutes away from Christchurch and less than half an hour from the popular tourist spot of Akaroa. Visitors can be assured of some beautiful views enroute. Plan to spend at least a day in the area visiting the many attractions Banks Peninsula has to offer.


Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum is situated on the north east side of Banks Peninsula, 83km from Christchurch and 19km from Akaroa. Access from Christchurch is along Highway 75 to Akaroa via Little River, meeting the Summit Road just before Hilltop. The route is tar sealed all the way and offers superb views and photo opportunities of Akaroa Harbour and the picturesque outer bays.

Tour Operators

Looking for tour operators who can bring you or your group to the museum, or perhaps put together a great day exploring Te Pātaka o Rakaihautū (Banks Peninsula)?