Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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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

4

... 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.  ...

Kayaking & Fish & Chips, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Kayaking & Fish & Chips

A travel blog entry by erincastillo

Today, our weekend activity was to Akaroa, which is a quaint little French town to the southeast of Christchurch. It lies on a gorgeous bay with quiet salt water and a lot of sea life. We kayaked, ate fish and chips, and saw a giant stingray while ...

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 ...

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 ...

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