Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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And on to Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

And on to Akaroa

A travel blog entry by arthurandhelen

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... top of the pass and beyond, just to see what was there. And what is was was an amazing feat of engineering, old and new, weaved in with the mountains and natural beauty around. Time to head back came and we stopped at some impressive outcrops of limestone ...

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 ...

Hector and the new car adventure, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Hector and the new car adventure

A travel blog entry by escapingthenhs

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... the cap. By the time we finally opened it and got petrol in it was tipping with rain. Luckily we were heading to Akaroa to swim with dolphins rather than walk or look at sunsets so we didn't mind too much.  Now the last time we ...

WAINUI BAY - WAINUI BAY, WAINUI BAY, New Zealand travel blog

WAINUI BAY - WAINUI BAY

A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis

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Woke up. Had breakfast. Went for a walk. Had lunch. Had a sleep. Went for another walk. Had dinner.  Yay ..... it is officially summer for us now. This is the first night that we have been in a magic spot and cooked and eaten outside in the sun ...

Día 21 - Akaroa – Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Día 21 - Akaroa – Christchurch

A travel blog entry by sanisani

Penúltimo día de nuestra viaje, nos levantamos con el sol en nuestra adorada caravana, al final se le coge cariño. Empezamos a preparar la maleta, esto ya huele a despedida, pero nos resistimos a hacerlo sin disfrutar de este día. Así que rápida ...

Nice bay, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Nice bay

A travel blog entry by judihasi

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Akaroa is easy to reach from Christchurch with the shuttle and is a cute little village with a french feeling but no French people. So I was a bit disappointed when I did not find a proper french shop or place to eat. They all have french names but it is ...

Time to say goodbye, but also swim with Dolphins!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Time to say goodbye, but also swim with Dolphins!

A travel blog entry by milskii

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... dolphins, but it was an incredible experience. I then headed back to Christchurch for my last night in the city and New Zealand and spent a large portion of the evening driving round the outer neighbourhoods and seeing the damage from the earthquakes, it ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by hazelmc

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... by an earthquake). At the wharf, the four of us got on a catamaran for a guided wildlife tour to see endangered Hector's Dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals and White Flippered Blue Penguins. It was great we were able to see the first two but sadly we didn't ...

Beef Stu, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Beef Stu

A travel blog entry by smythadventures

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... seeing a friend in real life after sooooo many months. We were bursting to show him everything we had discovered in our 9 months in New Zealand. Ben had just come off an almost 40 hour plane trip from Seattle, and had a hard time keeping his eyes open ...

The Home Stretch!, Milford Sound, Mount Cook, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The Home Stretch!

A travel blog entry by jalek

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... is very hard to choose just one. One of the Kiwi’s we met early on the trip told us he had two favorite places in New Zealand, the North Island and the South Island… That stuck with me and I think it’s very appropriate. We spent the day ...

Akoroa & Arthur's Pass, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akoroa & Arthur's Pass

A travel blog entry by austins2011

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... and headed out to the Bank Peninsular, a hilly area outside the city. Stayed just outside the lovely French-influenced town of Akaroa, set on a beautiful bay. Our first night of camping went well. A long drive the following day from Akoroa over Arthur's ...

The Jones's go on tour!!!, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

The Jones's go on tour!!!

A travel blog entry by livingthedream5

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... so I had a nice view and I managed to say goodbye to New Zealand with a glimpse of the Southern Alps. I had been in New Zealand for over three months.. It felt like a long time but it had also passed really quickly. I’d forged new friendships and ...

En Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

En Akaroa

A travel blog entry by cagonu

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Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by kiwikinon

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A deux jours près la Nouvelle Zélande serait française. Afin de nous contenter les anglais nous ont fait don de ce petit village en bord de côte. Ce lieu est très mignon mais excepté la Rue Jolie, 3 drapeaux bleu blanc rouge et La Boucherie du ...

Zwemmen met dolfijnen, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Zwemmen met dolfijnen

A travel blog entry by yts

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Onze laatste dag in Nieuw Zeeland gaan we naar Akaroa, een schitterend kustplaatjes met Franse accenten. Daar gaan we in de middag zwemmen met dolfijnen.  Met een boot en ongeveer 10 mensen gaan we de zee op. Gekleed in een wetsuit. Het water is ...

Sea Kayaking, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Sea Kayaking

A travel blog entry by mandrew21

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... Christchurch has never been repaired since the earthquake a couple years back so now the majority of the boats dock at a place called Akaroa, when I say dock I mean anchor down and you tender in to the port. Although we knew we would be tendering into ...

Hygge by, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Hygge by

A travel blog entry by sanne

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Saa er vi taget paa landet... Rigtig hyggeligt sted (Har desvaerre ikke faaet nogen billeder ...

Einmal Französisch und zurück, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Einmal Französisch und zurück

A travel blog entry by tsfischer

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... "Bootstouristen": da der eigentliche Gross-Schiff-Fährhafen von Christchurch, Lyttleton, beim Erdbeben unbenutzbar wurde, ist jetzt Akaroa der Fährhafen. Mindestens 2 Ozeanpötte kommen da jeden Tag an und spucken tausende von Touristen ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by ijulie

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We started the day with Stretch and Abs class as we sailed into the harbor of Akaroa. This is another magnificent harbor, the caldera of an extinct volcano. We took our time getting ready as we had to catch the tender into town. Warren wanted to do the ...

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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... , da jeder etwa 1 kg Muscheln gegessen hat..... Aber was man hat das hat man, ne?? Danach sind wir nach Akaroa gefahren, einem kleinen Dorf mit vielen franzoesischen Strassennamen, ansonsten ist da, entgegen meinem Travelbook, kein franzoesischer Charme ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by jon.kavanagh

... . Our first destination was down to Akaroa, a beautiful little town on the coast of the Banks peninsula, south of Christchurch. Akaroa has a strong French influence - apparently the French explorers arrived there only 3 days after the British, so it was a ...

Akaroa the volcano hole, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa the volcano hole

A travel blog entry by agilitina

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Some more pics of Akoroa. Very hard to take a bad pic of the Volcanic centre. Write ups on this are in the first blogs you had from ...

Plan B - Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Plan B - Akaroa

A travel blog entry by sandjtravels

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... support the hydroelectric power generation is amazing.  We drove through a few nice towns and across the longest bridge in New Zealand.  We cut across towards the Banks Peninsular and started thinking about somewhere to stay.  We stopped ...

BPT Tag2: Der beste mehrtägige Track in Neuseeland, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

BPT Tag2: Der beste mehrtägige Track in Neuseeland

A travel blog entry by scubanewzealand

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... Meter, dann war es vollbracht. Wim und ich standen auf dem Saddle (=BergSattel). Die Aussicht war traumhaft. Vor uns lag Akaroa. Rundherum die abfallenden Bergrücken. Hinter uns in weiter Entfernung Otanerito Beach. Gigantisch. Von nun an ging es nur ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, Nieuw-Zeeland travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by jannetje

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Kennelijk een populaire bestemming voor cruiseschepen. Toen we kwamen ging er net een weg. Nu de tweede dag van ons verblijf wederom zo'n kolos. Ons terrasje ligt aan het beach front. De rust is meteen verdwenen. Een paar duizend mensen wordt op de kade ...

Earthquake, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Earthquake

A travel blog entry by kattiline

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We made our way across the southisland on Friday, getting to Ataroa - a cute french settlement at the harbour on the Banks Peninsula in the evening - and had dinner at a tiny bistro in town.    It quite windy all night and we kept hearing the ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, Nieuw-Zeeland travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by wouter-daphne

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On sheep and the grass on the other side, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

On sheep and the grass on the other side

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... imagine a proper sheep jump, let alone to fall asleep. Good news - sheep like that exist. It is at the other end of the World. In New Zealand.    There isn't much to do in Akaroa after dusk. I head for the pub. At 9:30 pm, I am the third ...

Hidden away, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Hidden away

A travel blog entry by aliceandmac

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... town in Canterbury and one of the most historic European settlements in New Zealand as it is the only French-founded community in New Zealand. In 1836, the French whaler Jean Langlois negotiated with Maori chief of the local Ngai Tahu tribe to buy Banks ...

So Long Banks Penninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

So Long Banks Penninsula

A travel blog entry by smythadventures

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... work Seahakws games, we have been living in their basement.  By the time we were ready to say good-bye to Akaroa, we had made so many new friends it was much harder than the first time. Our time in Akaroa, while challenging, was one I wouldn't trade ...

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