Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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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 ...

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, ...

Definately a hidden gem, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Definately a hidden gem

A travel blog entry by shiretrekkers

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This place is simply stunning. Akaroa is a adorable little french town in the Banks penninsular. There are a few little restaurants, cafes and some nice wee shops and even though there isn't a massive amount to do, the scenery is enough of a reason to go. ...

Day Twenty, Okains Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Day Twenty

A travel blog entry by ricki958

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... bacon sandwich, fast becoming a favourite of mine) and then pushed on, heading for the Banks Peninsula and Okains Bay, via Akaroa.  We chose the scenic route (why not?) and were treated to absolutely stunning views of gorgeous bays and little ...

Drsná země to je...., Okuti Valley, New Zealand travel blog

Drsná země to je....

A travel blog entry by yunda

Tak sme si včera zasurfovali. Te Oka Bay. Akorát že sem zmrzlina a vydržel sem tam asi půl hodiny :-( Navíc mi zase moře ukázalo svoji sílu, když mě smetla série asi 12ti vln větších než ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by georghenn

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... Siedler niedergelassen und ihren Lebensstil, der sich in vielen Gebäuden und Straßennamen dokumentiert, kultiviert. Heute ist Akaroa ein reiner Touristenort. Wir hatten das Vergnügen, dass in der Bucht ein Kreuzfahrtschiff der Celebrity Cruiseeines ...

Banks Peninsula Track, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula Track

A travel blog entry by phfive

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The Banks Peninsula Track is a private track, operated collectively by farmers of the several bays around the Banks Peninsula beyond Akaroa. The 2-day version is doable, but you miss the great times at the "huts" - the 4-day walk gives more time to enjoy ...

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 ...

Akaroa for Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa for Christchurch

A travel blog entry by jane49

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... a vibrant area. The trams were up and running along a tourist route. The rest was either cleared land or being built on. Some new buildings were completed, but most were not. The town has been completely replanned and there will now be areas of the town ...

The Giant's House, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The Giant's House

A travel blog entry by yvonne-richard

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... the artist has who lives in the Giant's House.  The house was originally built for the Bank Manager of the Bank of New Zealand who was brought out from Linton, England, to manage the bank.  It became the Giant's House after a little girl called ...

Duchauvalle on the Banks Peninsula, Duvauchelle, New Zealand travel blog

Duchauvalle on the Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by claireandtim

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... library wireless. Voting was not difficult, as it was fairly obvious who we didn't want for mayor. The ballots were duly sent off (New Zealand post offices are open until noon on Saturdays) so we have done more than our civic duty, and the rest is up to ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by msmac

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... 7 ducklings and their mother !!. Someone had left the sliding glass door open & Wayne found the ducklings coming inside !!  Akaroa is a lovely french village - all the road names begin with Rue ...Well its 7pm still no internet, we are cooking ...

Akaroa harbour, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa harbour

A travel blog entry by jessicalewin

... to what I really want it to be. I'd walked away from my teaching job 12 months ago due to stress, and until I reached New Zealand I'd hardly thought about whether I was going to return to teaching after my travels or not. In fact, I'd only just ...

Totally chilled..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Totally chilled...

A travel blog entry by sarah-innes

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... 't want to risk getting caught by the tide) but the beach we used to go to in the speed boat hasn't changed a bit.  Akaroa was full of tourists (unsurprisingly) who I found out later had come off the cruise ship which was anchored in the bay, but it ...

The bit that sticks out, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The bit that sticks out

A travel blog entry by ed_and_yvette

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We are now in Akaroa - which is on Banks Peninsula - the bit that sticks out to the East of Christchurch.  Apparently it is the only part of NZ that the French tried to colonize.  Unfortunately the Brits had got there first. Before getting ...

Rainy akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Rainy akaroa

A travel blog entry by lombi

 Naja, im Hostel wars ganz schön.  ...

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