Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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'On the road, but we've got no destination... ', South Island Part 1, New Zealand travel blog

'On the road, but we've got no destination... '

A travel blog entry by lennyandcat

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... generally finding it a little less roomy than it looked on the website. For our first night we cooked Irish Stew with some delicious New Zealand Lamb! The next morning, after a long walk (or tramp as they call it here) we headed in the direction of ...

Akaroa Bay & no swimming, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa Bay & no swimming

A travel blog entry by sarahandaimee

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... went to town for tea as most places were shut there was limited choice but we found a nice place and had some smashing New Zealand lamb. The following day after a lazy morning (involving washing and Sarah chasing rabbits & sheep with her camera) we ...

Back to Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Back to Christchurch

A travel blog entry by sainty1

... our last night in the camper. We were quite sad to be leaving our camper lifestyle, it had served us well. Akaroa, a pretty little fishing town on the peninsula pretty much hated campers. There are signs everywhere telling you you can´t park, ...

Akaroa / L'hotel, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa / L'hotel

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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... 'en Tagen ist es gerade mal wieder regnerisch und kühl... Selbstverständlich habe ich auch viele Bilder von "Akaroa" und meinem Arbeitsplatz hochgeladen, um euch einen kleinen Eindruck von meinem Langzeitaufenthalt vermitteln zu können ;-) Ich hoffe, ...

Schafe auf der Rechten, Kühe zur Linken..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Schafe auf der Rechten, Kühe zur Linken...

A travel blog entry by flexhannahtrip

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... Gärten eingerissen. Unsere Hosts fanden das „Quite amusing". :D Also verließen wir Chrischurch und fuhren Richtung Akaroa. Wir haben zum ersten Mal ein wenig Neuseeländische Landschaft sehen können:  gelbe Hügel, einen Haufen Buschwerk ...

Yay for coinflipping icewater birdisland daytrips!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Yay for coinflipping icewater birdisland daytrips!

A travel blog entry by leevilporkchop

... Akaroa, which is usually about an hour away.  We took Summit Road which went up and around the mountain rather than straight to Akaroa. It was wonderful to be able to once again sit in a car and blare music and watch the landscape  speed by! ...

Mährry Christmas in Kiwihausen, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Mährry Christmas in Kiwihausen

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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... wurde eine großes Buffet mit allerlei selbst zubereiteten Gerichten aufgebaut - Fleischspieße, gegrillter Schinken, frischer Seelachs aus Akaroa, Nudelauflauf, Ofenkartoffeln, diverse Salate, Pancakes, Mousse au Chocolat und, und, und :-) Wir drei haben ...

Day 54 Dolphin Swim at Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 54 Dolphin Swim at Akaroa

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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... the 13th but my goodness I've had a very lucky day indeed. I decided that I had to book up a dolphin encounter before we left New Zealand and I asked at the hostel if there were any spots available luckily there were two spots on a boat that left the next ...

Take a hike!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Take a hike!

A travel blog entry by sjw_uk

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Day two in the little town of Akaroa.... Today we drove into the town at about midday and some lunch in a lovely cafe, we then mooched around the shops for a bit, a bought RUSSIAN CARAMEL FUDGE.... Yummy, we had it after our dinner! At ...

Akaroa Arrival, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa Arrival

A travel blog entry by melanietravels

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... a bus to nearby Akaroa for the next day. I found it in my Lonely Planet book, and it looked cool, apparently is the 'France of New Zealand', so I figured what the hell. The town is super cute, right on the water, and true to what was promised to me by ...

Unbelievably pretty part of the world, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Unbelievably pretty part of the world

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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So pretty Giles' brother named his house after the ...

Playing in the yard with Olive, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Playing in the yard with Olive

A travel blog entry by andersontravel

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... the way, and she made us laugh with her not quite developed ball throwing skills. What fun! We also took a road trip to Akaroa, a small town at the tip of the peninsula. The main street has numerous cottage-style homes and stores, one of my favorite ...

New Zealand in a nutshell, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand in a nutshell

A travel blog entry by kndy

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... know, I lived in New Zealand three years ago on an exchange program with my alma mater Boston University. I was a virgin to New Zealand and I was captivated by the majestic landscapes and the friendly indigenous people called Maoris. I was a bit skeptical ...

New Zealand is awesome!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand is awesome!

A travel blog entry by velvetnron

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... for one night tomorrow and on Monday we will be taking the train to Kaikoura for a week of scuba diving! I hope the weather holds out, it's been beautiful here in Akaroa but Christchurch was kind of cold and rainy for the last few days we were ...

Camped on sheep farm in Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Camped on sheep farm in Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by mikeandnadine

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Banks peninsula is a good example of why we came here. It is essentially a blown out volcano crater ringed by impossibly steep hills, the French settlement of Akaroa...and of course Sheep. We camped on a sheep farm here and enjoyed the incredible ...

Akaroa - the only bit of french in new zealand, Akaroa area, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa - the only bit of french in new zealand

A travel blog entry by daniellej

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... on the peninsula. The friend I made while working out in central otago at the wwoofing backpackers is now wwoofing at a hostel out near Akaroa. Akaroa is the only place where a small boat load of french arrived, so i got a taste of some croissants again ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

... a nice drive.  We headed out ofthe city towards the east part of the island, the peninsula, and over to a palce called Akaroa, a little town that was settled originally by french and german people, and so the french influence is still present in the ...

Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by mattamyhuey

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... in all year during our travels. It was named the Le Bons Backpackers and felt more like a fancy bed and breakfast than a New Zealand backpacker hostel. They offered an amazing 5 course gourmet dinner for $8 US and our private room even had an electric ...

A touch of Gallic Charm..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A touch of Gallic Charm...

A travel blog entry by jbandsarah.rtw

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... down the winding roads with stunning vistas of the bays we found a campsite overlooking the pretty French inspired town of Akaroa. After a fruitless walk into a deserted town centre we had to settle on a cook-up in the campsite kitchen …..a ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by girlmeetsworld

... cheap prices but fantastic and amazingly delicious food. I am falling in love with the notion of visiting speciality shops whilst in New Zealand. There is something quaint (how I hate that word but how appropriate in this context) about buying from the ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by valcro101

... to be north of Christchurch in the morning of the third day, we quickly changed our second days lodging to Christchurch proper. Akaroa is a beautiful little town on an ocean bay. The water was blue, the clouds were white and there were just enough ...

From Oamaru to Christchurch, Oamaru, Lake Tekapo, Akaroa and Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

From Oamaru to Christchurch

A travel blog entry by karinabrown

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... which was a welcome break from cooking! The next day, me and Catherine got a transfer to Mount Cook (the largest mountain in New Zealand) where we did a 4 hour walk through the Mount Cook National Park. It was hard work for an unfit person such as ...

Who knew a 35km walk could be so much fun?, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Who knew a 35km walk could be so much fun?

A travel blog entry by elfordfamily

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... when in season, meant there was much to look forward to at every turn. Some say this tramp is the best in all of New Zealand. Regardless, I hope I have the opportunity to do it again, even if it's not until I'm 70! But next time, I just might pick ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by hpallas

... we have a kitchen, might as well use it! Then packed up all our gear. We have a 9am flight to Auckland Thursday (yesterday) morning. Akaroa is quite a "chi-chi" place, where lots of New Zealanders vacation or get away for a weekend. Very nice ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by babyt

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We left Oamaru to go swimming with the dolphins in Akaroa! It was absolutely amazing, one of the best experiences we've had! The photos don't do it justice, I promise there are dolphins in there somewhere!! We were out at sea for about 1 1/2 swimming ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by allyandkirsten

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... 6.30 starts take a bit of getting used to) and Kirsten was working night shifts. We did manage to take a drive down to Akaroa though, which is a French town on the Banks peninsula, just south of Christchurch. It's a pretty wee town, but not as french ...

Frohe Weihnachten!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Frohe Weihnachten!

A travel blog entry by stollmusic

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Liebe Freunde, Verwandte und Bekannte! Wir wünschen euch allen frohe Weihnachten, einen guten Rutsch und ein schönes neues Jahr! Liebe Grüße aus Neuseeland von Henning, Kathrin, Luzi und Paulina! ...

Not quite back to Christchurch yet, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Not quite back to Christchurch yet

A travel blog entry by paulleck1975

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... towards Sumner (the place where we had had our xmas bbq) but then thought if we're camping why camp in Christchurch so I suggested Akaroa as I'd not been there and Iris was happy to go back.  It meant that we'd miss out on the DJ Mike (Smashy?) gig ...

Akaroa and the Christchurch botanic garden, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa and the Christchurch botanic garden

A travel blog entry by camille_simon

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I told you in my last entry that New Zealand was going to be special, well, it hasn't proved me wrong over the past 4 days! On Sunday I went to pick up my parents and my brother at the airport and it was so weird to see them again! It felt that it was ...

Is this the way to Hanmer springs??, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Is this the way to Hanmer springs??

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour

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... couples and 3 people, so we should make friends and we're looking forward to getting away from the isolation and into a whole new environment where there's phone signal (not that anyone will ring us) and easy access to a bigger town.    Thats ...

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