Akaroa Recreation Ground

The Akaroa Recreation Ground is a large sporting complex consisting of outdoor grounds and an indoor facility.


The Akaroa Recreation Ground is located along the Akaroa waterfront with main access off Rue Jolie. Locally, the area as a whole is known as Jubilee Park. 

Sports fields

Home to three tennis courts, cricket pitches, football and touch rugby fields, a petanque court, skate ramps, a BMX track and plenty of green space for a picnic, the ground is well suited for community events and club sports.

Contact us to book any of the sports fields within the Recreation Ground. 

The Akaroa Sports Pavilion is also located on site and can be booked for events and meetings.


Akaroa Boat Park, accessed off Rue Brittan, is located between the waterfront and the Recreation Ground. The Boat Park area consists of boat parking and a ramp that can be used at high tide. 

There is a secure boat compound in the north-west corner of the Boat Park area. This compound is very popular and there is a waiting list for sites. Booking enquiries can be made through the Akaroa Service Centre, 78 Rue Lavaud, Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 5pm. 


Camping is allowed between the two bridges in the Boat Park area but it is limited to certified self-contained vehicles for two nights in any 30 day period. Check the freedom camping map for the exact locations.

The Department of Conservation(external link) has a number of tips on how you can be a careful camper.