Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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Volcano Town, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Volcano Town

A travel blog entry by rcr1

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This morning we headed of to Akaroa which was about 90 km away and an hour drive south west on the coast.  Akaroa is a French and British settlement which is in the side of a hill in the middle of a Volcano.  Very scenic, very pretty, very ...

Small French town, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Small French town

A travel blog entry by elpinoine

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... met the two American girls who were going to be my best friends in NZ...actually they already were at this time. Anyway, Akaroa is a small village in Banks Peninsula, where the French first arrived and settled. Very nice village and great surroundings! We ...

A day of roads: dull vs wibbly, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A day of roads: dull vs wibbly

A travel blog entry by julesyscott

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... with sun and warmth! To reinstate some balance in my driving day I chose to take the higher and more interesting road to Akaroa. The peninsula is the result of a huge volcanic eruption many years ago and the road follows the crater rim. The views down ...

Last full day here, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Last full day here

A travel blog entry by hedgehogsnz2012

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A Liner is moored in the Harbour, so we have kept out of town. Had lunch at Hilltop cafe & then explored Summit road Bays seeing some lovely views.Went home cooked a curry and relaxed with a beer and wine ...

Akaroa - beautiful spot!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa - beautiful spot!

A travel blog entry by royandclaudia

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... to Auckland, which seem to be ok. We hit the road but had to stop not long after - right in the middle of New Zealand’s longest bridge. By this time we weren’t that far from Christchurch so were REALLY hoping that there were not big ...

Our last day in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Our last day in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by royandclaudia

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... a few bits of food. We’ll leave the rest in the "FREE FOOD" bin and it can sort itself out. We drove into Akaroa again – it was another beautiful warm day. We wandered through the shops we hadn’t seen, went to the other part (the ...

The first week with students...., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The first week with students....

A travel blog entry by kiwiblairs

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Greetings, The whirlwind of the first week with students is over and finally we (Peter in this case) have time to offer an update.  That's right, the 17 students arrived with all baggage in tow.  The students have been well introduced to ...

6 o'clock to 3 o'clock, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

6 o'clock to 3 o'clock

A travel blog entry by smilerontour

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... appear French to maintain its tourist appeal. It is probably the most expensive place to eat and drink that I have visited in New Zealand. It is, however, a charming little town, set on a picturesque [thought I'd better make an effort to use a different ...

Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo New Zealand, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo New Zealand

A travel blog entry by josullivan

... Hector dolphins, these friendly little fellas are a protected endangered species and can only be found in New Zealand. There’s a great fish and chip shp in Akaroa where we ate before driving to Chirstchurch where we stayed the night. We got up ...

Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by marcello83

Wir bleiben noch einen weiteren Tag in Christchurch und kaufen Campingequipment. Neuseeland ist mit Australien verglichen etwas guenstiger. Wir bekommen auch einen Eindruck von den massiven Erdbeben die hier statt fanden. Man sagt uns es waren 10000 ...

Le couscous, Little River, New Zealand travel blog

Le couscous

A travel blog entry by cyriellemaison

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... , heureusement que je pars demain, je n'ose plus les regarder... et j'ai mal au ventre. Je crois que je nous ai tous rendu malades. Mes plans pour la suite, aller a Akaroa et y passer la nuit. Puis deux jours a Christchurch et ensuite depart pour le sud ! ...

Are you French...no....Are you crazy.....yes, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Are you French...no....Are you crazy.....yes

A travel blog entry by davenjules

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... that over time with earthquakes and erosion opened up to the sea which allows access to ships like ours to come in and anchor. Akaroa was settled in the early days by the French which is reflected in the township still today with some of the buildings and ...

Botanical Gardens, Mona Vale, Akaroa, and Rally, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Botanical Gardens, Mona Vale, Akaroa, and Rally

A travel blog entry by rbruch71

... up for a wedding later in the day, and it would be a great venue for a modest sized affair. We then drove to Akaroa which is a little french influenced town on a peninsula an hour or so southeast of christchurch. We've been eyeing swimming with the ...

"We're sleeping in the boat yard!"

A travel blog entry by twoinatent

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... ; Our guide, Claire, provided information about the Hector dolphins we would hopefully see. They are endangered, and are only found in New Zealand, with only eight thousand remaining. Their skin is very sensitive, more so than the skin under our eyes, and ...

Dolphin Cruise, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphin Cruise

A travel blog entry by bazookatie

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Today we took a day trip to Akaroa, which is a pretty little French town, that is known for its dolphin cruises where you can swim with hectare dolphins, which are supposed to be the smallest in the world. It was a really good day! The drive took about an ...

Jan 14, 2010, Pigeon Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Jan 14, 2010

A travel blog entry by plondin

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Our little group is well sorted out - we are!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Our little group is well sorted out - we are!

A travel blog entry by jojo-travels

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... van! So - a few facts we learned along the way: *Christchurch has about 400,000 residents - it's the biggest city in New Zealand!  *The  big earthquake in 2011 toppled 900 buildings and killed 180 people.  We could see remnants of ...

Golf Day! & Tour Day!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Golf Day! & Tour Day!

A travel blog entry by shellingtons

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Wow!         Today we travelled from Christchurch to Lyttelton to Akaroa. What a drive! The scenery was amazing, the road was windy and the sun was shining. Getting to Lyttleton involves driving through a tunnel almost 2 km long ...

La Banques Peninsula, Kaitorete Spit, New Zealand travel blog

La Banques Peninsula

A travel blog entry by ania-tom

... and the Banks Peninsula. They gave us a couple of their money off vouchers (they were voucher people) including 25% dolphin swimming in Akaroa, which we were already really hoping we'd be able to do. We passed on a couple of the books we had recently ...

Lots of rain, nice finish, more rain, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Lots of rain, nice finish, more rain

A travel blog entry by hmaertl

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... to the crappy weather. We saw washed away roads and many flooded areas . After crossing the pass, we drove to Akaroa, which is just south of Christchurch. Beautiful place, you need to check it out on Google Earth. The peninsula is actually ...

A drive through the countryside, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A drive through the countryside

A travel blog entry by foreignx

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... they are very fit indeed to be “racing” along this terrain! Our destination for the day was a small village, Akaroa, set on a particularly protected ocean harbour at the center of what was 11 million years ago a volcano. The French established ...

Getting Caught in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Getting Caught in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by shimmer

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We drove my brother's flatmate's car into Akaroa.  It was a "slightly used" model and the gas gauge didn't work properly...we ended up running out of gas and it was too late in the day (8:00 pm) to find an open gas station!  We had were winging it the ...

Dec 02, 2001, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 02, 2001

A travel blog entry by barrontv

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Day on the bay, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day on the bay

A travel blog entry by maritapoelstra

Dolphin boat cruise .. Got a early start because its a lovely day today and the bay is so still. Went to info center and booked the dolphin cruise for 10 . It went out in the harbour for 2 hrs. Only about 8 people on the boat so it was good .. Didn't ...

Where are all the dolphins?, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Where are all the dolphins?

A travel blog entry by claireandtim

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... for exemption from the GST). One stop was Akaroa Blue Pearls right on the wharf. Blue pearls come from the paua, a New Zealand abalone. They were certainly beautiful and unusual, but well beyond our price range. After some more wandering around and a ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by steve_and_jayne

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... drive back in land and then back out again. This involves some steep windy climbs and some great views over the Akaroa peninsula. Okains Bay has another white sandy beach - shame about the weather!!! This time it was covered in shells ...

Just getting started, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Just getting started

A travel blog entry by danandrach

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... . Starting to feel a bit more sorted now and hopefully this nights sleep will be a bit better than the nights before. Akaroa and the surrounding bays was a great introduction to our 6 week tour of New Zealand. Can't wait to get exploring the rest of ...

The last supper, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The last supper

A travel blog entry by roger-annie

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... this as she is always driving roads like these from the passenger seat and it don’t need two drivers.   Akaroa is a delightfully pretty town nestling in the harbour surrounded by hills.   The weather was warm and sunny and I ...

La campagne neo zelandaise, Little River, New Zealand travel blog

La campagne neo zelandaise

A travel blog entry by cyriellemaison

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Je n ai pas fait de nouveaux articles recemment, j'ai passe mes dernieres soirees et journees avec les gars qui travaillent pour le moment a l'auberge. Que de nationalites et d'accents a comprendre (anglais, slovaque, tcheque, malaisien...) mais ca m'a ...

Blue Penguins!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Blue Penguins!

A travel blog entry by lbuzz

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Despite the fact that its only about an hours drive from Christchurch, it took me until now to make it out to Akaroa.  The volcanic peninsula is home to beautiful geology and the largest colony of little penguins in the world!  There were so ...

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