Oinako Lodge of Akaroa
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... the 2 cruise ships. We walked around the lovely little town with its little and well restored shops and cottages with French influence. During the summer and during holidays, a lot of New Zealanders from the South Island come here for relaxation and to enjoy the water.The Banks peninsula of which Akaroa is the main settlement looks like its a piece of coral stuck on to the eastern side ...
... people. It is a lovely town and we really loved it there. The stop is listed as Christchurch but we are actually a one and one half hour trip from Christchurch.
We met up with Elizabeth and Rose and rode over on the tender. We are getting quite adapt to getting on the tender. It was really rocking today.
I had a list of stores to get to, so we headed off to Church Street to find the Wool Shed. Wow, once we got there we did not leave. We ...
... and official BBQ guard dog. We learned that he's in fact a miracle dog - he was diagnosed with a life-threatening tumour 18 months ago and was given 6 weeks to live. He's still a happy little fella with incredible tenacity and very convincing eyes. Next stop was Abel Tasman National Park and a stay in Motueka. We booked a full day for Gav-Soph-Paul-and-Dara's Excellent Kiwi Kayak Adventure. The sunshine was incredible, however, we received some serious scaremongering from the ...
... Blue Penguins. It was great we were able to see the first two but sadly we didn't spot any penguins. There was very good commentary about the French, British and Maori backgrounds to Akaroa and the way the volcanic eruptions had created the fascinating landscape and rock formations around the bay and Banks Peninsula. We enjoyed the trip, including being blown about while sitting on the deck at the ...
... of the journey overpowered us and by the end of the flight when breakfast was served we had great mood along with not-too-bad food J
We were the last ones to leave the plane in Hong Kong because I knew that we had at least 3 hours until the next flight, but we were in for a surprise. By the time we reached the transfer check in area for Air New Zealand (after walking for 15 minutes and covering what felt like at least 1.5 kilometres of corridors) we found out that our flight ...