Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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Christchurch and Akaroa, Christchurch and Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch and Akaroa

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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We were booked on the 08.30 flight from Sydney to Christchurch, in New Zealand but, being a Qantas flight, surprise, surprise, once again the flight was delayed.  Qantas really are one of the worst airlines for delays.  As usual the information ...

Pardon Monsieur, ou est Akaroa?, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Pardon Monsieur, ou est Akaroa?

A travel blog entry by therhodesies

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... for one extra night compensation. Then headed out via Littleton to the Banks Peninsular to look at the ex-French whaling colony of Akaroa. The closer we got the worse the weather became until we arrived in torrential rain. Had a coffee and pasty in a ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by harryandnorah

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... a motel in the small estuary village of Duvauchelle. The French sounding name is from the first French settlers here in New Zealand. We walked a track down the estuary, watching the seabirds, oystercatchers, cormorants, terns and a crane. The estuary ...

Hinewai Reserve, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Hinewai Reserve

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... :-) Die Huette liegt hier am einzigen Sandstrand, ganz nett. Dann verlaesst man allerdings die Kueste und wandert zurueck gen Akaroa, durch das Hinewai Reservat, ein privat gemanagetes Wildnisreservat (auch von solchen gibt es einige in NZ). Man wandert ...

Akaroa, Dolphins, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa, Dolphins

A travel blog entry by jkirby

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... ;a subsequent expensive rental car, a Toyota Camry, would later die and never return the iPod cassette adaptor.  Now I'm in New Zealand with the fam and we have a Toyota Lucida minivan, again a rental.  Mom rented it from a ...

Adorable Dolphins, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Adorable Dolphins

A travel blog entry by trizzyb

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I took a day trip out of Christchurch and headed for the quaint French village of Akaroa.  Through ChCh i-site I booked on a tour bus that picked me up from my hostel and took me to Akaroa.  On the way we stopped for coffee at an impressive ...

Banks Peninsula Track, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula Track

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... der Alkohol verkauft (und ein gutes Geschaeft macht:-). Gruss Ralf P.S. Fun Fact "Four Nights, Four Days, Four Beaches, For Bays" is the slogan of the Banks Peninsula Track, which started in 1989 as the first private tramping track in New ...

The end of the road (trip)..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The end of the road (trip)...

A travel blog entry by annek

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... March We spent this morning looking round Akaroa, which is a small town with a lot of obvious French influences as it was New Zealand's first French settlement.  We treated ourselves to chips for lunch to mark the last day of our road trip.  ...

Invasion of French Harbour Town, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Invasion of French Harbour Town

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... , aber vor Ort konnte ich doch noch eine Buchung machen nur um dann ein paar Stunden spaeter zu erfahren, dass alle Touren wegen Wind abgesagt wurden. Argh! Gruss Ralf P.S. Fun Fact New Zealand has 2.3 million registered cars and 8000 ...

Stars at Lake Tekapo and rare dolphins in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Stars at Lake Tekapo and rare dolphins in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by paul_n_alex

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... a New Zealand/French sea-side town in the mountains. Quite unique! Tomorrow we are heading to our last port of call in New Zealand, the earthquake stricken Christchurch. Our hostel owners had told us what to expect, and by the sounds of it ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by jamesandruth

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About forty minutes outside Christchurch is Akaroa a little fishing port that was mainly enhabited by the french so today you find quite a bit of French stuff here you know croissants and that sort of thing.If you ever find your self in Christchurch ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by bigsiandbertos

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... country, though in hind sight wish we had stayed a little longer. We would strongly recommend visting Akaroa if you are in New Zealand. Recommendation - Akaroa, we strongly recommend visiting Akaroa if you are in ...

Swimming with Dolphins, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming with Dolphins

A travel blog entry by stubex

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We got up nice and early this morning to drive out to the Banks peninsula, to Akaroa - the first French settlement in NZ. It took slightly longer than we had anticipated, again due to the winding and steep nature of the roads. But we managed to arrive in ...

En terre francaise!, Akaroa , New Zealand travel blog

En terre francaise!

A travel blog entry by julieloinloin

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... français ici compte tenu que je suis à la recherche d'un travail...Mais comme j'avais bouquée pour une excursion d'une journée à Akaroa, j'ai repris la route vers Christchurch. Surtout que mes autobus pour Tekapo et Mont Cook sont déjà réservés. ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by hodgeatlarge

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... men are called Dave (famous people and sportsmen must be imports). I spent most of the day not understanding him (and presumably likewise). Akaroa is a tiny little town on the sea front that all you can really do is laze, walk, drink (if you dare get ...

Odcinek 38 czyli jak wziąć owce na baran, Akaroa, Nowa Zelandia travel blog

Odcinek 38 czyli jak wziąć owce na baran

A travel blog entry by ppapis

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... tak oto znaleźliśmy się we Francji. Tylko pogoda niefrancuska. Zaczyna padac, robi się mokro i stechle. Akaroa to stara osada założona przez francuskich emigrantow w latach 70tych XIX wieku. Jest bardzo prowansalsko, pachnie ...

Ferientag, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Ferientag

A travel blog entry by katja77

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... pedalen zu müssen. Weniger geniessen werde ich wohl den Muskelkater von morgen, wenn ich damit wieder Pässli bezwingen sollte. Akaroa ist eine Sackgasse und ich muss den ganzen Weg bis Christchurch wieder zurück. Die Hügel kann ich etwas variieren, ...

Banks Peninsula, Onuku, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by diene

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Unsere letzten Naechte vor dem Rueckflug nach Auckland wollten wir wenigstens schon mal in der Naehe von Christchurch verbringen. Da bot sich die Banks Peninsula ja geradezu an. Direkt hinter Christchurch beginnt diese riesengrosse Halbinsel, die ...

A cow, a ridge, volleyball and an outside shower!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A cow, a ridge, volleyball and an outside shower!

A travel blog entry by darrenstrip

... so large that they look like a lake as you cannot see the opening on the horizon. The hostel here is just fab. Onuka Farm, Akaroa is a hostel built by a farmer on some unused land that looks out onto the Peninsula with views to die for. Most of the hostel ...

Ab auf die (Halb-) Insel!, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Ab auf die (Halb-) Insel!

A travel blog entry by katja77

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... auf den aktuellsten Stand gebracht worden bin, sah ich, dass der Kiwi-Australier mir noch eine (vermeintlich) bessere Route nach Akaroa beschrieben hat. Die Info kam gerade noch rechtzeitig. Ich hielt mich an den Beschrieb, der nach der Passhöhe zur ...

Pie's and Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Pie's and Akaroa

A travel blog entry by marcmsm

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... i was in. Weird in a way last time i had seen him was in Cambodias capitol Phnom Phen back in November. He is traveling about new zealand now for a few weeks so myself Karl and Dave hit a few bars about the city and caught up before he headed north for ...

Französisches Flair, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Französisches Flair

A travel blog entry by chrito

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Akaroa ist die einzige französische Siedlung in NZL und für neuseeländische Verhältnisse sehr touristisch. Anstatt im überfüllten Campground übernachten wir an einer menschenleeren Bucht bei French Farm... Einiges schöner und entspannter ...

A taste of France, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A taste of France

A travel blog entry by willndebs

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... for the festival is that back in 1840 the French did land in the tiny port town and although they failed to claim New Zealand as their own many of the local families are descended from those original colonists and the town retains a certain frechness... ...

Najmniejsze delfiny na największym oceanie, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Najmniejsze delfiny na największym oceanie

A travel blog entry by asiaipawel

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... ;sieniu ziemi... Basta! Dziś o naszych poszukiwaniach małych delfinów. Ogromnie udanych. Przy wspaniałej pogodzie. Akaroa to niezmiernie ciekawe miejsce - strasznie chcieli je skolonizować Francuzi, ale spóźnili się ze dwa ...

Takamatua Hilton, Takamatua, New Zealand travel blog

Takamatua Hilton

A travel blog entry by lolandlaurie

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... at the Hill Top Cafe.  Fantastic views down to Akaroa.  Now we were really excited - this was our first taste of what New Zealand had to offer over the coming weeks.   Whilst in the area, we were lucky enough to be staying with Trud and ...

Beautiful banks peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful banks peninsula

A travel blog entry by natandcraig

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... sad to hand him back :( Unfortunately, the price just made it too expensive to contemplate another campervan for the north island but we certainly would recommend it as a way of travel to anyone exploring New Zealand. We were certainly happy campers ...

About in Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

About in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by greatbigsummer2

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We decided to head out to Akaroa for a look from Christchurch. Once again the weather was playing the part, the sun was shinning and the skies blue. After about an hour and half of driving we arrived. The decision of which camp ground to stay at was ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by siestabrigid

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... city with some very nice shops. We stopped there for coffee. Our final destination was the very pretty French seaside town of Akaroa. This is the only settlement in NZ to have been colonised by the French. We really like this place and could have ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by gouda

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Cette péninsule est ce qu'il reste de deux volcans après des milliers d'années d'érosion. Elle est réputée pour Akaroa, petite ville portuaire d'influence française. C'est en effet un explorateur français qui a fondé une colonie là avant ...

Bay watch, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Bay watch

A travel blog entry by roee_keren

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Took the scenic drive through Banks peninsula. That's a nice place to see. took a short walk to the peninsula at the center of the bay. it rained a lot that's pretty much ...

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