Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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Miscellaneous Awesomeness, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Miscellaneous Awesomeness

A travel blog entry by melanietravels

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The Banks Peninsular, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The Banks Peninsular

A travel blog entry by negar

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... for a run, we barely saw another person that evening. Being so remote and in such a large forest was a little unnerving when it can to lights out but having total peace and quiet in such incredible surroundings is one of the great things about New ...

Delfinsichtung an Bord der Fox II, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Delfinsichtung an Bord der Fox II

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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Hallo alle zusammen :-) Ich schreibe euch aus dem idyllischen und französisch angehauchten Städtchen "Akaroa". Unsere Unterkunft bis zum 27. Dezember ist das familiäre Hostel "Chez la Mer" nahe dem Stadtzentrum, das uns persönlich sehr gut gefällt. ...

Akaroa - braving the cold to swim with dolphins!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa - braving the cold to swim with dolphins!

A travel blog entry by vblowry2000

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... great views over the harbour and was a lovely site.  We then walked down the hill to take a look at the town.  Akaroa has principally a French history and all the roads are named Rue..  You can see the French influence in the old ...

Memories of a sensational country..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Memories of a sensational country...

A travel blog entry by sibsibba

... Nelson Lakes and Glaciers on the Wild West Coast. Passing the Haast pass down South East was like stepping into a whole new world - one of glacial lakes, surrounded by snow-capped mountains that can compete with our beautiful alps. Marginally better ...

Dec 03, 2013, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 03, 2013

A travel blog entry by sallymead

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Akaroa & Pigeon Bay, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa & Pigeon Bay

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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Wir fuhren über ziemlich waldviertelähnliche (sehr viel auf und ab mit vielen Kurven... für uns momentan ganz ungewohnt) Straßen zu einer kleinen französisch geprägten Stadt am Meer. Nachdem wir den Nachmittag dort flanierend verbracht haben, sind ...

First night in the motor home, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

First night in the motor home

A travel blog entry by figgsofdunmow

tired boys. pub meal Chily morning Having picked up our motorhome, we eventualy left the McIntosh's at 4.30pm - Will they ever leave? they thought!!!  Looking forward to seeing them again in Hanmer Springs  on 15th Aug. Our first experience ...

Sacre Bleu! Les Dauphines!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Sacre Bleu! Les Dauphines!

A travel blog entry by paul_lawston

... bothered to read this little missive, because I'm in Akaroa on the Bank's Peninsula, a little corner of France transposed to New Zealand. Akaroa is a great place: very twee and quite Gallic but I haven't actually spent all that much time here, shopping in ...

In awe of Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

In awe of Akaroa

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour

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... take it with us, so we topped up our cheap coco pops with water. They were horrific. Got the shuttle over to Akaroa early doors, some stunning scenery in the countryside on the way through. The peninsulas are strange works of nature, but a nice ...

Seals, Dolphins, a Penguin and an Elephant Too!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Seals, Dolphins, a Penguin and an Elephant Too!

A travel blog entry by elfordfamily

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... ;Ma Maison - before heading back over the hill to our Christchurch home for the night.  Another successful day in beautiful New Zealand. I read recently that it is referred to by some as "The Greatest Little Country in the ...

akoroa cold! internet shack warm!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

akoroa cold! internet shack warm!

A travel blog entry by vickz_2

... place on earth right now, thus explaining why i'm in an internet cafe rather than exploring the most french town in new zealand! while in 'blog land', we are currently in the ulura kata-jutu national park, which appeared to be ...

Exploring the old French town of Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring the old French town of Akaroa

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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... raised their flag indicating that the land was theirs following the Treaty of Waitangi. This was mere days before the French arrived, so New Zealand was close to becoming a French colony! I have to say I expected the monument to be a bit more, well, ...

Swimming with Dolphins/Delphin schwimmen, Akaroa Banks Peninsular, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming with Dolphins/Delphin schwimmen

A travel blog entry by martha-daniel

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... the place where these very rare and small dolphins like to live and it was these that we wanted to see. The Hector Dolphins or New Zealand Dolphins as they are know are the rarest and I think smallest dolphin in the world and they are only found on ...

Road Trip Baby!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip Baby!

A travel blog entry by sjw_uk

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We left Pauline's house this morning and headed for Akaroa, a little Town that has a beach and massive mountains around it.... very beautiful indeed. We arrived in town around 10.30am, so we had some brunch, walked around the harbour for a ...

Pacific ocean to tasman sea in one day (oct ..., Akaroa to Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Pacific ocean to tasman sea in one day (oct ...

A travel blog entry by pennyandchris

... top of the mountain, the fog got thicker then suddenly (and we mean suddenly) it was brilliantly bright and sunny. Looking back at Akaroa harbour, all that could be seen was a big cloud ball but the way we were going, it was perfectly clear. With the ...

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by danielandrachel

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... ; We had a well deserved lie in this morning before packing up the van and heading back on the road. Our destination is Akaroa which is reached by traveling through the Banks Peninsular. This is a very pretty area of land although the roads are very ...

Farm life, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Farm life

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour

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... . It was hard work but a lot of fun. After red onion, tomato and cheese toasties for lunch (yes my favourite mum) we went into Akaroa. We have the afternoons off anyway, so Bob lent me his Ford pickup truck and we drove to the bank to get some cash ready ...

Banks Peninsula, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by arjanvanderbijl

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Bonjour!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Bonjour!

A travel blog entry by davidwshih

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Before going back to where we started our trip 7 days ago on the South Island in Christchurch, we took a detour to Akaroa.  It is located on the Banks Peninsula.  The tourist drive over the Summit Road is breathtaking.  It reminds me of Switzerland (of ...

Out to Find an Adventure, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Out to Find an Adventure

A travel blog entry by justin.smith

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... cafe and immediately ordered a hot chocolate. Along with this I got pumpkin soup, which appears to be a fairly common thing in both New Zealand and Australia, so I figured I should give it a shot. It was actually really good, and a lot creamier than I ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by nztravelguide

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... From Christchurch take Route 75 (easy to find and negotiate from the city) to the Banks Peninsula and the town of Akaroa, New Zealand's only French settlement, settled in 1840. it is a small quaint French influenced village 85 km (1 1/2 hour drive) ...

Were on the road!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Were on the road!

A travel blog entry by goldynhan

Day 8 - Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 8 - Akaroa

A travel blog entry by olliver

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... and after breakfast we got tickets to go on the tender boat to Akaroa - we then had about an hours wait before getting on the tender Akaroa is a small village with not much to do so we walk up the main street (5 minutes) and then on the way back we had ...

Climb Every Mountain, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Climb Every Mountain

A travel blog entry by dirtypixel

... shorter than they actually are due to the often winding nature of the back roads and steep climbs through the valleys. I arrived in Akaroa just after 1pm and easily found a room at one of the many backpackers here. It's a beautiful little bayside town, ...

Signing off from NZ, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Signing off from NZ

A travel blog entry by travellingpotts

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... hike for a cracking view was enough! As New Year approached we picked an ideal location for chilling out for a few days. Akaroa is a small colonial town (French) and a natural harbour on the East Coast's Banks Peninsula. The rolling green hills, numerous ...

Akaroa - Dolphin Swim, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa - Dolphin Swim

A travel blog entry by max_moo

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... come in to be nosey and play with the tourists. They are the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world and can only be found in New Zealand. They are wild and you are only allowed to swim with them if they like the look of you and give the right playful ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... the rest of the trip! In the middle of conversation or singing along to some tunes someone would shout out "Ewe!" We reached Akaroa mid-afternoon and reserved a site for the night at the 'Top 10 Akaroa Holiday Park.' The Holiday Park was great; it ...

Arriving in NZ - relaxing in sunny Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Arriving in NZ - relaxing in sunny Akaroa

A travel blog entry by jimrob

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... get woken by the dawn chorus at 5.20 which sounds like a hundred small children blowing penny whistles (all out of tune). Akaroa is gorgeous; famous for originally being French, for the Hector dolphins (found nowhere else in the world), Paua pearls ...

Flipper, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Flipper

A travel blog entry by lucypond

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... hour with 20 hector dolphins who were just so playful. These little guys are the smallest in the world and only found in New Zealand, another endangered species. As such, you weren't allowed to touch them as they had really sensitive skin which can flake ...

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