The Giant’s House is a quirky sculpture, mosaic garden and gallery in Akaroa.
The Giant’s House
The sculpture, mosaic and terraced garden is created by artist Josie Martin.
The Giant’s House is located at 68 Rue Balguerie, which is off Rue Lavaud (Akaroa’s main road).
Winter hours (1 May – 24 December) are 2 pm – 4 pm and summer hours (26 December – 30 April) are 12 pm – 5 pm. On cruise ship visiting days (October – December) it is open 12.30 pm – 4 pm. Adults are $20, children (2 – 15) are $10, students and NZ super gold card holders are $17. There are family pass tickets available.
The house also offers bed and breakfast accommodation.
The house was built in 1880 by the BNZ Bank Manager. It took 5 years to build the house using Kauri and Totara milled from the Banks Peninsula. The house was named ‘The Giant’s House’ after a little girl looked up at the house and said it was so big it must belong to a Giant.