Travel Blogs from Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

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Screams in Okains, Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Screams in Okains

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... in to Canterbury, we made our way over to the East Coast and out on to the spectacular scenery of the Banks Peninsula. Once again, we checked in to 'Top 10 Akaroa', a now familiar place where we spent three nights. After the first night, I ran over to ...

Finally doing what we are best at - nothing!!!, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Finally doing what we are best at - nothing!!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... only people in our camp it was a bit eerie to say the least, but we did manage to get a few hours sleep! The Banks Peninsula was formed by a volcanic eruption years ago, now the roads are steep and windey, the hills are green with thousands of sheep ...

Dolphins and Moonlit Skies, Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphins and Moonlit Skies

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... it slowly opened out fully on its own - marvellous. A quick roll up and clipping of the back window curtain and there it was - Akaroa harbour just after sunrise. What a sight to wake up to. We just lay there half asleep staring at the harbour with the ...

Round the Mountain, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Round the Mountain

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... basically a loop track, which ascends right up in to the hills and passes along the summit road giving panoramic views of the Banks Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean over the other side. It was spectacular. The weather had decided to be kind too and the ...

When the Wind Blows, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

When the Wind Blows

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... four pictures in there too as the article's quite lengthy. Classic - I'm currently in a magazine sitting on shelves all over New Zealand! (This is the image from the Dive NZ website article!) Today I drove to Akaroa; I couldn't take it ...

Cheeky, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Cheeky

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... perfect place to begin our road trip camping adventure; Akaroa - the site of the first French settlement in New Zealand, right in the heart of the Banks Peninsula. It was formed originally by two huge volcanic eruptions giving it its giant 'cog' shape. ...

Doctors and Extensions, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Doctors and Extensions

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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Well we're back in Akaroa having checked in to 'Top 10' (pitch 24 of course) for Sinead's last night in New Zealand. Maybe! Shortly after dinner in Okains Bay last night her foot started to get a lot worse. More pain, more throbbing - not good. This ...

Banks Peninsula, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by arjanvanderbijl

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Playing in the yard with Olive, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Playing in the yard with Olive

A travel blog entry by andersontravel

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... me actually knew the girl, where she lived, and is good friends with the sister! Speaking of sisters, our destination on the Banks Peninsula was Pigeon Bay to visit my half-sister's best friend of 20 years and her family. Jenny, Taggert (her husband), ...

Alasdair in Kayak Shock, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Alasdair in Kayak Shock

A travel blog entry by alasdairnicola

... some city walks (Christchurch is a pretty town) and Nicla read Jane Eyre. After Christchurch we headed to the Banks Peninsula and the town of Akaroa. The road we took, Summit Road, passes by Diamond Bay and over the mountain tops of the peninsula: It ...

Post-Frenchfest, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Post-Frenchfest

A travel blog entry by michelleab

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... seemed to think that we were on the SH1 in perfect weather, so I decided to turn back and go somewhere else instead. As the Banks Peninsula is only an hour and a half's drive from Christchurch, I knew that I could return some weekend when the weather was ...

Remote beaches and gorgeous Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Remote beaches and gorgeous Akaroa

A travel blog entry by charliew

Katiki Beach, ...

Bad weather alternative programme, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Bad weather alternative programme

A travel blog entry by siegfried

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... the solar-heated showers. We had a glance at the beach, which must be a paradise with good weather, before driving back to Akaroa. After a short search and some souvenir shopping we found the Akaroa Cinema & Cafe, where we spent most of the afternoon ...

Banks Peninsula, Banks peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by kiko59

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... -Zélande ... snif snif. Nous reprenons aujourd'hui la route vers Christchurch pour y rejoindre Charles. On s'arrête en route à Akaroa, un petit village au sud de Christchurch au style bien français. Ce village serait l'endroit où auraient débarqué ...

There's Orks in them there hills!, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

There's Orks in them there hills!

A travel blog entry by thewallaces

Absolutely blown away by the scenery, ...

Woofen bis die Haende bluten, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Woofen bis die Haende bluten

A travel blog entry by juliateister

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Ihr Lieben! Nach einem Tag in Christchurch haben wir uns wieder auf die Reise gemacht und erkundeten die Banks Peninsula, eine vorgelagerte Halbinsel vor Christchurch mit wunderbar blauem Wasser, viel Winf und tollen Straenden. Im Sommer liegt hier ganz ...

Nov 20, 2009, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Nov 20, 2009

A travel blog entry by miriandytonyrtw

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Beautiful landscape but lousy weather, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful landscape but lousy weather

A travel blog entry by siegfried

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... Ocean. Strong winds, constant rain and thick fog made it quite difficult to drive on the narrow roads on the Banks Peninsula. We checked in at the Akaroa Holiday Park with the grumpy old couple telling us that Akaroa is not Queenstown (I guess we looked a ...

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