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The Giants House, Akaroa

Categories: Historic Sites, Art Galleries, Museums, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
5 Star Rate on Trip Advisor

Garden on National Significance

Recommend by Lonely Planet

The Giant's House - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics. Very Unique. A creative feast and a wonderful experience. Romantic secluded and quiet, but only a few minutes walk to the centre of Akaroa.

The Giant's House was the first bank managers house in Akaroa, built 1880 of totara and kauri. It is grand in size, proportions, and features. Elegant and comfortable, it is designed and decorated in the french style. Being the home of an artist it balances and contrasts the historic and contemporary. Both the house and terraced gardens are full of surprises -expect the unexpected at The Giant's House!

The Giant's House has featured on top television programmes and in numerous house/art/garden magazines. The house has many extraordinary features - a grand entrance hall with mahogany staircase imported from France, original open fireplaces, beautifully proportioned rooms, a conservatory with mosaic floor, a large sunny sheltered verandah, quirky bathrooms, bright yellow farmhouse kitchen, comfortable large bedrooms with unique artistic features and artwork throughout.
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  • Second time we have travelled from Australia and had the giants house on the do to list and it definitely doesn't get old it's absolutely stunning! Can easily kill a few hours! ❤️❤️ absolutely a must ...  read more »
  • Surprises at every turn. Amazing art, colours, plantings, sculpture and mosaics in the gardens of a beautiful heritage home. Well worth the admission price 
  • My husband and I have just stayed a night in the Rose Room at the Giant's House. The sculptures and mosaics are absolutely amazing. The artist and owner, Josie, was really wonderful. She welcomed us a...  read more »
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