Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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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 ...

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.  ...

Hectar's dolphins and Little Blue penguins, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Hectar's dolphins and Little Blue penguins

A travel blog entry by paula.aitken

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Yesterday was the day I finally got to swim with New Zealand's endangered species, the Hectar's dolphins, in the most amazing old volcano bed which is now the harbour of Akaroa.  I was so excited that I woke early to ensure that I wasn't late! ...

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 ...

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 ...

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