Le Bons Bay Backpackers

Address: Main Road, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
 
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      The Banks Peninsula - last scenic loop!

      A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau on Nov 29, 2014

      1 comment, 8 photos

      Our 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 pretty town and we arrived on a lovely day. The second afternoon and night it rained but that just meant we could visit a Museum and have an afternoon nap, quite rare on this ...

      A guy, a girl and a pizza place

      A travel blog entry by smythadventures on Nov 22, 2014

      1 comment, 12 photos

      ... have managed it. The holiday park had wifi, a huge communal kitchen, warm showers and a pool! But as soon as we got jobs, things started to look a little different.

      We both were hired at the Hilltop Restaurant and Bar and The Little Bistro as servers. Both places are being so flexible with our crazy holiday requests (taking 3 weeks off smack dab in the middle of the busy season). After our second day at The Hilltop, we ...

      Sheep dogs, sheep, earthquakes & great ice cream

      A travel blog entry by rozzij on Oct 21, 2014

      ... super fine wool merinos. We watched 'Smokey' a young collie round up 4 sheep. The countryside is steep hills of volcanic rock, then clay and then a small amount of topsoil. The topsoil moves down the hills so it has a creased appearance which adds to the beauty of the countryside.

      'Smokey' raced up this steep hill and moved left or right according to Ross' whistle but when he called to it to walk, 'Smokey' who is only new to rounding up sheep would sit down and not ...

      Welcome to The Shaky City

      A travel blog entry by erotergum on Sep 22, 2014

      1 comment, 6 photos

      ... city with these familiar fancies but at the same time quite sad that it's all out the side of a container. We had lunch in a little container too. Even the banks were in these containers which was quite novel to see. There are two museums around here - one is a general one about Christchurch and is a donation for entry and the other is called Quake City and was a $20 exhibition. We chose the latter as the money goes towards helping rebuild the area and lets face it - they rely ...

      Happy Birthday Susie from Akaroa

      A travel blog entry by john-and-anne on Mar 27, 2014

      1 comment, 6 photos

      ... Susie" on it with the pen provided. I then had my turn and took a photo!

      Walking back to catch the tender we came across a rock and crystal shop. Now we have some specimens of NZ rocks and a couple of small pieces of Kauri gum, apparently the kauri amber is not old enough to be called amber as it is still considered soft.

      Now we're back on board and thinking about a cup of tea...but no cakes....maybe something else ...