Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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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 ...

On the road again!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

On the road again!

A travel blog entry by pierrou

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Det måste sägas att Air New Zealand verkligen gav en trevlig upplevelse. Återigen fick vi bevis på att SAS spelar i farmarligan på samtliga punkter. Folket på SAS borde åka på en inspirationsresa med sina partners inom Star Alliance. Våra ...

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! ...

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 ...

The Banks Peninsula - last scenic loop!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The Banks Peninsula - last scenic loop!

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau

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... NZ holiday is almost over but we had time to squeeze in a weekend on this beautiful peninsula, steeped in history. The town of Akaroa has some French style architecture and many French street names (as explained on the second photo caption). It is a very ...

A Water Day in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A Water Day in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by timandvikki

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Then, we visited the little fishing village of Akaroa, which is located in the now submerged remains of an extinct volcano. It is the oldest settlement in the South Island and was settled by both the English and the French, and the houses in town reflect ...

The Banks Peninsula Track, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The Banks Peninsula Track

A travel blog entry by velvetnron

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ron and i have just gotten back from doing the Banks Peninsula Track out of Akaroa. i wanted to write an entry specifically for it because it was so outstanding. it's a private track, a business made up by a group of farmers that own the land that it ...

'Anging around in Akaroa (still), Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

'Anging around in Akaroa (still)

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour

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... .  Graphic scenes over a more positive reflection on the country as a whole to give you an idea into what we see every day. New Zealand's a lot younger than us, by a long way. I didn't think that there would be so many differences in everyday life. ...

Coming home, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Coming home

A travel blog entry by thatgirlkate

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I'm about ready to loosen my tight grip on my faithful hot water bottle and learn to once again relax in the vehicle without fear of being plowed over by some crazy Kiwi driver on the side of a mountain, In a week we'll be back in Canada and back to ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by richsarasloper

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... from The Warehouse such as tapes for the car stereo (no CD player!) and some blankets and warm clothing and then headed for Akaroa on the Bank Peninsula about one and a half hours drive from Christchurch. It was a really quaint old French village which ...

End Transmission, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

End Transmission

A travel blog entry by markjenner

... places too, Dunedin and the Otago Peninsular where we saw Northern Royal Albatross with their increadible 3m wingspan, and now currently Akaroa outside of Christchurch where we went sailing in the bay and had 3-4 Hectors dolphins at a time surfing in our ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by mrsdp

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... of Muskets. Then he sailed back to France to get together a colonising party. In the meantime the British bought the whole of New Zealand off of some Maori's for a couple of rusty Muskets... why settle for a peninsula when you can have the whole place? ...

Bonjour Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Bonjour Akaroa

A travel blog entry by lydsandemmet

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First stop on our magical mystery tour was the unique town of Akaroa. This is a cool little town a couple of hours from Christchurch. Essentially it was settled by the French and retains it's French feel with tricolours a plenty and rue instead of streets ...

Day 42 Akaroa Tsunami Warning!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 42 Akaroa Tsunami Warning!

A travel blog entry by roamed

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... One had a sign that said: Closed due to Civil Defense Warning. A man was taking a picture of it. I said, "It's a joke, right?" Since Akaroa has a French history we ate at a French café. We enjoyed lunch. We had a “plat antipasto” which was a ...

Akaroa For The Day, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa For The Day

A travel blog entry by ness_knibbs

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... Peak Track to the Hinewai Reserve and Beach Forest in the Otanerito Valley - situated on the eroded outer flank of the Akaroa Volcano, which apparantly stopped errupting some 8million yrs ago!! The surrounds were so different from the hills I had just ...

Shearing the sheep Shaun!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Shearing the sheep Shaun!

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour

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... family) its Laura.davingoff. We've got our camper-van one  step closer to action dropping it in at the local garage for a new tyre and the tracking doing. While we were in the village we got some gummy bears and a cadburys dream, which went down a ...

Magnet Bay, Magnet Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Magnet Bay

A travel blog entry by fwice

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The Start of Our Road Trip, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The Start of Our Road Trip

A travel blog entry by yellowbrickroad

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... and found our way to Lyttelton. It was a very, very small town so we didn't stop there for long. We headed on to Akaroa which seemed to have more to offer, according to the guide book. The journey took much longer than I had expected: On the map it ...

Rain!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Rain!

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

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... we were hopeful for our dolphin trip. We chased birds on the beach, saw eagles munching on dead animals, admired the pretty lakes, and then returned to Akaroa, where it was raining. Our dolphin trip was cancelled so we left for Oamaru, 4hours drive ...

St. Patrick's Day und viele andere lustige Sachen!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

St. Patrick's Day und viele andere lustige Sachen!

A travel blog entry by weltenbummler07

... des Kratersees vom Mt. Ruhapehu im Tongariro Natoinal Park - mal sehen was noch so kommt... Mitllerweile bin ich in Akaroa - der "franzoesischen" Stadt Neuseelands weil hier vor 150 Jahren oder so mal 150 Franzosen gelandet sind. Auf jeden Fall heissen ...

French corner, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

French corner

A travel blog entry by bec_f

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... luxurious to those in the North, although that probably is just the routes we chose to take). The road to the Banks Penninsula & Akaroa is steep & windy - so much so Greg fell off the back seat (sure it wasn't Ade's driving). We got there for a ...

Swimming with dolphins!, Akoroa, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming with dolphins!

A travel blog entry by lynnandhev

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... and also our last full day in New Zealand before heading off to Australia. I think we were both a little sad to be leaving New Zealand but sooo excited about going to Australia. We decided just to have an easy day and  went for a look around ...

Every Day Is A Winding Road, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Every Day Is A Winding Road

A travel blog entry by thekellers

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... .  We barely allowed them time to catch their breath (besides a quick hug and kiss) and we were off exploring the New Zealand countryside.  While the boys went on their (full day) fly fishing excursion, the girls lazily spent the day strolling ...

Day 16 - Tekapo to Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 16 - Tekapo to Akaroa

A travel blog entry by larsennz2007

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... 20 minutes or so to get to Akaroa the back way. We will go back to Christchurch on the normal road, which skirts the Akaroa Harbour, for a different perspective. We checked in to the Top 10 Holiday Park at Akaroa, which is perched on the hillside above ...

Free at last, Free at last, Free at last....., Banks Penninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Free at last, Free at last, Free at last.....

A travel blog entry by braamer

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The relief of finally having a properly working automobile was the catalyst for a teriffic exploratory journey around the Banks ...

Sailing on in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Sailing on in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by melanietravels

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... deities are paua shells. So Ed’s friend Julian brought us over, with his grandson and gorgeous little Spoodle, Albi. The Akaroa fam are also planning an 80s/time travel themed birthday party for me. Everyone’s 80s playlists and sweet, sweet ...

The most unpredictable weather in the world, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The most unpredictable weather in the world

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

... still just expect to see Frodo hiking along the mountains when you’re up there.  It’s really incredible.  The town Akaroa is on a bay, but it’s a long bay surrounded by mountains, so you can’t see the ocean.  But as ...

Swimming with Dolphins (or not) in Akaroa Harbour, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming with Dolphins (or not) in Akaroa Harbour

A travel blog entry by carolineanne22

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... as I struggled to get it round me, the arms being particularly difficult. Once in the wetsuit my mum bid me adieu (did I mention Akaroa has slight links or similarities to France), and we had a group meeting.  The instructors gave us our googles and ...

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