Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by oslernztrip

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... ;Boyd had to step up his driving-on-the-left learning curve (pun intended), and he earned an A+ in my book. In Akaroa, we took a wonderful two-hour tour from the inner harbor out beyond the headlands into the Pacific.  Informative commentary from the ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by alanjanuk

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Akaroa is a gorgeous little coastal village, established in 1840 by French settlers.  The character of the town and the names of the streets reflect its French heritage and lots of the original cottages still stand.   It was originally the ...

Takamatua, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Takamatua

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... both hope this location will be restful. An afternoon nap, a short 3 km drive to the main drag of this small town of Akaroa for a Thai dinner, and now I’ll upload photos and this text – settle in to watch the low cloud cover, light drizzle ...

Banks Peninsula im Nebel, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula im Nebel

A travel blog entry by paka

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... der Sommer vorbei ist, war es schon fast im Winterschlaf ;-) Auf dem Campingplatz ein bisschen ausserhalb waren wir die Einzigen! In Akaroa landeten einst französische Einwanderer. Die französischen Strassen- und Restaurantnamen zeugen immer noch davon. ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by barbarab

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... gaan we naar onze laatste bestemming in Nieuw-Zeeland. We gaan naar het banks peninsula, bij Christchurch, naar het plaatsje Akaroa. Akaroa is een oude Franse nederzetting. We lunchen lekker Frans bij de 'brasserie', zwemmen en vertrekken dan naar ...

Ein paar Tage in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Ein paar Tage in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by gunnaruyvonne

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... verbrachten wir insgesamt 2 Nächte. Hier hat es uns auch sehr gut gefallen und es kam richtige Urlaubsstimmung auf. Akaroa ist ein kleines Städtchen mit 600 Einwohnern und hat das doppelte an Touristen, solange ein oder zwei Kreuzfahrtschiffe ...

Bit of a windy drive, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Bit of a windy drive

A travel blog entry by gavin.porter

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... camera for the first time. Gavin had quite a steep learning curve (literally in some places) on the drive from the gondola to Akaroa.  Large parts of the route were pretty bendy and very hilly (it is afterall an extinct volcanic area).  Next we ...

Beautiful Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by mhatters

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We left Dunedin on a fine morning and off to the Banks Peninsula. Lots of highway driving. Along yje way we stopped to see the Moeterai? Stones. These are interesting rock formations, that are spheres made up of different types of minerals. They lie ...

A beautiful day, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A beautiful day

A travel blog entry by peterjl

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... . At whalers bay we took the steep path up to the cliff top and returned that way. After lunch it was a 4 hour drive to Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula, just south of Christchurch. A big old volcano the road winds steeply up from sea level until you tip ...

Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch

A travel blog entry by marcandnat

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... dinner, and then he took Lotte to the playground as it had a 'tunnel slide!' and a 'bounce!' After dinner we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset over Akaroa. Swimming with dolphins tomorrow, yay! Distance travelled today: 140 km Total distance travelled: 2722 ...

Trip to Akaroa with Ela, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Trip to Akaroa with Ela

A travel blog entry by globetrotter73

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We did it! Hitchhiking is just too easy in New Zealand. We got the first ride to Akaroa after a few min (about 5) and the next one as fast as the first one :) The first one had already a hitchhiker from France in his car and we could continue our journey ...

Day 53, South Island, New Zealand + photo update, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Day 53, South Island, New Zealand + photo update

A travel blog entry by peteandelaine

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... weather, though the last few days in Akaroa have been fine and therefore we have had a nice relaxing time. We will never come back to New Zealand, as we feel we have seen and done everything we set out to do and had an amazing time in the process. Glad we ...

French Connection, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

French Connection

A travel blog entry by tmarts

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... - apparently 100 kms an hour!!!! The car was being buffeted. We decided to check out the French town on the Banks Peninsula- Akaroa I didn't realise it actually took 11/2 hours to get there - past Lake Ellesmere and up and over a mountain range - and yes ...

Exploring the South East Coast, Christchurch, Akaroa & Otage Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring the South East Coast

A travel blog entry by matthewandlorna

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... of call after saying our goodbyes to Dad and Margaret in Christchurch was to head back to Banks Peninsula and spend some more time at Akaroa as we had both fallen in love with the small town. Our campsite was on the hill looking over the town, it did not ...

Beautiful Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful Akaroa

A travel blog entry by chicmark-nz16

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... at the world renowned "Fish & Chip" shop and went home to watch "Indianna Jones & The Last Crusade". While in Akaroa ..explored the town..very much set up for cruise ships...had a nice drive to surrounding bays....Les Bons Bay, Okains Bay, Little ...

Cleaning out Riccarton Markets, and Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Cleaning out Riccarton Markets, and Akaroa

A travel blog entry by shell_anai_nz

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... a busker playing a piano right on the promenade which you could hear across the bay … so beautiful.  Akaroa is a sleepy place with a sprinkling of tourists about... all very friendly. We missed opportunities to get discounted dolphin ...

Sheep, baby lambs, and Penguins,........oh my!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Sheep, baby lambs, and Penguins,........oh my!

A travel blog entry by scwonderwoman

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... promptly at 4:00 pm.  Let me back up by saying that Ackara was the only French inhabited town in all of New Zealand.  You'll especially see a French influence in the restaurants.  So,....we weren't extremely surprised when our Penguin ...

Day 2 - NZ, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 2 - NZ

A travel blog entry by bexandstu12

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Late start after a lovely bacon buttie, not had one in a while it was lush, cheers Gwyn.. Headed off to Akarora and to get there we went through Lyttleton where the epi centre of the earthquake was, this small port town is completely demolished, one of ...

Day 2, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue

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... common being sea containers. Here we saw grain silos with outside steps and windows that someone had converted. Main place we went was Akaroa. This is one of the few towns that was settled by the French and street names and cafés reflect this! Fish ...

Akaroa, French settlement Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa, French settlement Christchurch

A travel blog entry by doom_da_da

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... , French settlement Christchurch As Christine and I are near the end of our trip we decide to visit this little sea side town called Akaroa, it was fist established buy the French although now it is a part of NZ. It is a great little sleepy town that is ...

Christchurch... A city in limbo., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch... A city in limbo.

A travel blog entry by woodywanderlust

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... heartfelt way of which the majority now lies in rubble.  She feels that most of the world, and even New Zealand, has already forgotten about Christchurch since the earthquakes and people are much more preoccupied with other disasters happening ...

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, ...

Akaroa Dolphins, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa Dolphins

A travel blog entry by cytravel

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... evening we went to the movies at the small local theater and saw Safety Not Guaranteed. Silly, but fun. Akaroa was a wonderful place to end our tour of New Zealand.  The town is charming, great food and a beautiful harbor.  A few hours of ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by cullism

Akaroa ...

MOVING ONTO EAST COAST, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

MOVING ONTO EAST COAST

A travel blog entry by paulandval

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... for ever in every direction you looked. We decided to aim for Banks Peninsula, just outside Christchurch. We spent 2 days in Akaroa, so Paul had the chance to do some fishing whilst I enjoyed wandering round. The village had strong French connections in ...

Another Glorious Day, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Another Glorious Day

A travel blog entry by prplspud

We've had another glorious day. This time on the South Island in the port of Akaroa. We moored inside the bay and tendered in. We waited quite a long time for the tender. This little town normally has about 1000 residents. Today we were side-by-side with ...

A long awaited road trip, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A long awaited road trip

A travel blog entry by larkyontour

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... we could really feel the smell of the fresh country air (sheep shit in other words!!)  We had a picture taken by the Akaroa/Christchurch signs, framer! There was one last drama as we arrived in Christchuch, I mounted the kerb and left a few scratches ...

Sea Kayaking in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Sea Kayaking in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by erincastillo

... make between going surfing or sea kayaking, but I chose sea kayaking since I have never kayaked before.  We traveled to Akaroa which was about a 2 hour drive; it is a harbor village with a French flavor.  Unfortunately the weather was cloudy, ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by bikhit

... but this was cancelled - our first bit of bad luck - we were too disheartened as had been lucky with the weather all throughout New Zealand up until now. We stayed at the hostel and played yahtzee, then went to the pub for $8 jugs and pool (this made ...

Banks Peninsula Track, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula Track

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... She's not joking but she's not serious either.  (Two days later, on a beautiful morning, we walked up 600 metres above Akaroa to Purple Peak Pass). To be fair, the Banks Peninsula Track (near Christchurch) is a brilliant walk:  "Four nights, ...

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