Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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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 ...

heading up the south island, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

heading up the south island

A travel blog entry by cdennison

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We stopped for the day in a pretty little town called Akaora.  It's positioned in Banks Peninsula  which was formed by volcanoes.  Craggy mountains are all around the port.  Beautiful.  We had a really nice tour today, we started ...

Banks Pennisula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Pennisula

A travel blog entry by blondietaff

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... experience and also swa some penguins. We then went on a  hike up to Lavericks peak  which had a great views of Akaroa and neighbouring bays. The walk was pretty tough as it was glorious weather we then left for Lake Tekapo to stay for the ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by nick.maynard

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From Kaikoura we headed towards Akaroa, but first we stopped at near by Okains Bay to see the highly recommended scenary. We made a stop at the local Maouri museum and then went to a campsite on the beach. I even managed to get Chris to play a little ...

Banks Peninsula, Akoroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by pstp

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Sadly we had to leave our friends, but headed over to Akoroa on Banks Peninsular, the 'bump' to the east of ChCh.  The whole eastern side of the island is called the Canterbury Plains and very fertile farming land and then you get to ...

Day on the bay, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day on the bay

A travel blog entry by maritapoelstra

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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 ...

Picture perfect, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Picture perfect

A travel blog entry by pixelchick

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... way at Barry's Bay for some cheese tasting.  Finally winding our way around to the sleepy British/French colonial harbour town of Akaroa, which means "Long Harbour" in Maori. We went to the lighthouse at the end of the town, a pretty Victorian style ...

Akaroa, Duvauchelle, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by tokitz

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... : Vor Christchurch liegt die Banks Halbinsel mit Akaroa als größtem Dorf und beliebtem Wochenendsitz vieler Christchurcher. Akaroa ist eine alte französische Siedlung und konnte sich viel von dem alten französischen Charme bewahren. ...

d'rosmarie u iig..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

d'rosmarie u iig...

A travel blog entry by scher-air

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... wir waren uns einig, dass es aussichtslos ist, in der innenstadt von christchurch ein auto zu finden, welches ausgerechnet nach akaroa, sprich in eine sackgasse faehrt. so fuhren wir mit dem linienbus an den suedlichen stadtrand und wurden sogar noch vom ...

From Blenheim to Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

From Blenheim to Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by supergrobi

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... huge, extincted volcano. Parts of the volcano have been flooded and became the Akaroa Harbor. The town of Akaroa is famous for the only french settlement in New Zealand - at least, the remains. Some of the houses are left over from that times and some of ...

Sorry Christchurch, happy substitute., Akoroa, New Zealand travel blog

Sorry Christchurch, happy substitute.

A travel blog entry by lek1055

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5th stop  we dropped anchor & used tenders to disembark in Akoroa. Such a pretty town with French street names & a very European feel to it. No tours planned, just a nice stroll around & some time trying to get on-line news of loved ...

How to Learn to Drive on the Left in NZ, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

How to Learn to Drive on the Left in NZ

A travel blog entry by oslernztrip

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Here is a short video to give you a taste of what the roads were like on the Banks Peninsula.  One of the reasons the scenery was so spectacular was because of the terrain and therefore the (very narrow) roads lead you way up, then way, down, then ...

New Zealand Camper Stop23, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand Camper Stop23

A travel blog entry by gbrocklebank

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... Hannes Highlights: sunny morning visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd and The Sheep Dog Statue in Lake Tekapo, rainy drive to Akaroa through farmland, bacon sarnies and red wine for dins, sunny walk along the Ridge Track to get amazing 360 views of ...

Hector dolfijnen, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Hector dolfijnen

A travel blog entry by schumiesgokiwi

... onze ochtendgymnastiekende amerikaanse huisgenoten en gaan op weg naar Christchurch. Om na het droppen van de bagage door te rijden naar Akaroa om te gaan zwemmen met Hector dolfijnen. Hector dolfijnen komen allen voor rond Nieuw Zeeland en zijn een van ...

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 ...

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