Travel Blogs from Akaroa, New Zealand

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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 ...

Meet 'The Beast', Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Meet 'The Beast'

A travel blog entry by jonandjen

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... ' as it's affectionately called. We've also got snow chains (help!) in csae waether turns. We headed south of Christchurch to Akaroa - a sleepy little town on the sea. Lovely place and very peaceful. The scenery out there is beautiful. Akaroa is on the ...

Akaroa, New Zealand, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa, New Zealand

A travel blog entry by pieper

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... ?  Boy, am I getting spoiled.    We took a tender from ship to the pier and a look around Akaroa.  Akaroa was the region's first substantial European settlement and a safe haven for early whalers and sealers working in the wild ...

New Zealand, Methven/Otematata/Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by aek

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... the best Cappuccinos and Lemon/Ginger muffins, they also had a stupendous view of Lake Tekapo and an Observatory.  A new telescope had been installed in partnership with Nygoa University and day tours were operating - very informative. From there ...

Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by samalex

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This entry is a photo album only. ...

Bank's Peninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Bank's Peninsula

A travel blog entry by esteban

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... of the areas past. Akaroa is just a little town, originally colonised by French. The french vessel was just a few days off reaching New Zealand when the Waitangi Treaty was signed, "creating" New Zealand for the British . These days all that shows is a ...

Akaroa & Kangaroo Car, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa & Kangaroo Car

A travel blog entry by edsutch

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... nice weather forecast and having the whole day to ourselves with getting Sundays off it was decided that we would go to Akaroa, the most 'French town in New Zealand'. It was about a 2 hour drive from Amberley and I think we finally set off at about 10am, ...

Akaroa, New Zealand, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa, New Zealand

A travel blog entry by travelgirl2013

... a Princess cruise line ship at anchor here too that appears to be experiencing the same issues. Well, we finally made it to Akaroa. It's a really pretty place and we've had a good time walking around. The town was originally settled by French people and ...

Swimming with Hector Dolphins, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming with Hector Dolphins

A travel blog entry by marchy

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Last Valentines Day I remember well. Paul and I were walking in the bitter cold on Dark Peak with Henry, falling in and clambering out of peat bogs. It was cold. Today the weather was beautiful, but the water was cold. We were all very glad for our ...

Banks Peninsular, Banks Peninsular, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsular

A travel blog entry by craigandnat

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We continued our journey north and stopped for a pleasant evening in Hokitika A charming small town on the beach   We dined on the local gastronomic speciality, a white bait sandwich.  A word to the wise – don't bother.  A ...

Regen, aber immerhin CSI, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Regen, aber immerhin CSI

A travel blog entry by danijosh

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Von Christchurch aus sind wir nach Akaroa weitergefahren, einer kleinen, ehemals franzoesischen Stadt auf einer Halbinsel. Wir hatten schon wieder mal Pech mit dem Bus... der sogenannte Akaroa Shuttle sollte uns an unserem Hostel abholen, aber als er nach ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by bernadtom

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... arrived for lunch time and it is good chill out for once, relaxing all afternoon by the sea. Just done my last nice walk in New Zealand during the morning after, with again superb views. My feet are now getting tougher so I hope all will be good for ...

trip to Akaroa with Laura, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

trip to Akaroa with Laura

A travel blog entry by shilts

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... the hill. There was still snow in the hills, the sea was nice, and blue, adn there was red sea weed on the shores. Akaroa was originally a french settlement, and in the time that a frenchman took to go back to france, adn request the french government to ...

Oamaru - Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Oamaru - Akaroa

A travel blog entry by mr_shankley

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... . Or something. After Timaru, it was drive drive drive, until we reached the pleasant town of Tai Tapu, on the way to Akaroa. This was because we couldn't find the Raiki Gorge park mentioned in the guidebook. We enjoyed a brief coffee and slice, before ...

Alasdair in Kayak Shock, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Alasdair in Kayak Shock

A travel blog entry by alasdairnicola

... (Christchurch is a pretty town) and Nicla read Jane Eyre. After Christchurch we headed to the Banks Peninsula and the town of Akaroa. The road we took, Summit Road, passes by Diamond Bay and over the mountain tops of the peninsula: It is a fantastic ...

Day 23 - Glentanner to Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 23 - Glentanner to Akaroa

A travel blog entry by queripel

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... and unexpected little town, after coming out of the barren plains.  It has that holiday feel to it, like so many of New Zealand's settlements.  I had wanted to stop off at The Church of the Good Shephard, but we somehow missed it, and by the ...

Vortreffliche Lage, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Vortreffliche Lage

A travel blog entry by mir2

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... Flagge auf dem Landflecken hissten. Die Atmosphäre eines französischen Provinznestes möchte sich aber Akaroa dennoch bewahren; die Strassenbezeichnungen, Namen von Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten oder Restaurants fallen bemerkenswert oft auf Französisch ...

Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa

A travel blog entry by neilmel

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... to swim with dolphins! In a beautiful village an hour south of Christchurch, we swam with the rare Hectors Dolphin, only found in New Zealand. They were tiny, just 1 metre long as grown adults. We swam for about 30 mins with them at arms reach, it ...

The Perfect Day, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The Perfect Day

A travel blog entry by hbomb1

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... baited up and waded out. I didn't have waders, let alone boats, so I did it in shorts and barefoot. Damn, these snow-melt New Zealand rivers are chilly. I casted out. Ugly. I tried again. Also, ugly. Damn I was rusty. Next cast. Straight into the ...

The breathtaking Banks Peninsular, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

The breathtaking Banks Peninsular

A travel blog entry by v-atravels0910

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... to be reunited with my backpack! I had been trying to call British Airways to change the date of our flight out of New Zealand to Santiago but with no luck getting through. Whilst having morning coffee we heard about the volcanic ash eruption in Iceland ...

A tale of two tellings, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

A tale of two tellings

A travel blog entry by pinklady27

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... can be harvested from Paua's, the shells of which can also be polished and made into jewellery, it is a beautiful NZ product. Akaroa is such a scenic and peaceful place yet only 90 minutes from Christchurch that it wouldn't be too hard to imagine living ...

Heute gibt es endlich das Womo!, Little River, New Zealand travel blog

Heute gibt es endlich das Womo!

A travel blog entry by jacobius

Wir haben wieder einmal köstlich geschlafen, und von Jetlag kann bei uns wirklich keine Rede sein – sehr erfreulich! Unser Apartment hatten wir ohne Frühstück gebucht, also machten wir uns auf den Weg, um ein entsprechendes Lokal zu ...

Post-Frenchfest, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Post-Frenchfest

A travel blog entry by michelleab

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... . A good few hours of browsing later, staying much longer than I intended, I got back in Brid and headed back to Christchurch. My new job was starting the next day, and after three months off office work, I had a feeling there was some ironing to be ...

Wellington, Petone, Eastbourne und Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Wellington, Petone, Eastbourne und Akaroa

A travel blog entry by kuk

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... , Stadtteilfesten, Maerkten, sportlichen und sonstigen kulturellen Veranstaltungen. Und wenn einem doch noch langweilig war, hatte das New Zealand International Arts Festival genug interessante, lustige und auch bizarre Vorstellungen zu bieten. Zu meinen ...

Le Bons Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island, Le Bons Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Le Bons Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island

A travel blog entry by paulandnic

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We met some people who told us that we couldn't miss going to Banks Peninsula, but it was an area we hadn't heard of! BP is quite close to Christchurch on the east coast of the south island and was created by several volcanic eruptions. It is only joined ...

We'll be coming around the mountain..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

We'll be coming around the mountain...

A travel blog entry by pauldebi

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... the left. Oh, and we have stopped taking the cream/milk when we check in...it was not being used. Paul's tip from New Zealand is that the horizontal ledges apparent on most hillsides is the result of livestock grazing on wet ground and creating their own ...

And we're still together (just)..., Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

And we're still together (just)...

A travel blog entry by iainandemma

For our last full day we drove to Banks Peninsular to Akaroa, an old French village with French buildings, bakeries and street names. We went to this crazy little farm with tracks up to a hillside lookout and Maori statues. Along the way every few yards ...

Day 24 - Akaroa, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Day 24 - Akaroa

A travel blog entry by queripel

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... swimming with dolphins certificate & information. By this time we had worked up an appetite, so we headed along the waterfront of Akaroa, which has a very french feel to it, to find some lunch.  There is a little row of cafes and bars along ...

Le Bons Bay, Le Bons Bay, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Le Bons Bay

A travel blog entry by heatherandmarc

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... world. Unfortunately though, the sea was quite rough and Heather felt really sick. That afternoon when Heather felt better, we drove into Akaroa to have a look in some of the craft shops and the posh cafes. There was a shop that sold flavoured fudge ...

Christchurch, Christchurch and Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch

A travel blog entry by eifion.sarah

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... has flooded into the centre of a collapsed volcanic crater. Colonised by the French, and still bearing somewhat pseudo French names, Akaroa turned out to be a most beautiful and tranquil place. A day's kayak hire enabled us to paddle out to the mouth of ...

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