Le Bons Bay Backpackers

Main Road, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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    Travel Blogs from Akaroa

    Une Journee Avec La Famille

    A travel blog entry by themossfamily on Aug 28, 2014

    9 photos

    ... our walk along the waterfront towards the pier. Following the little pictures of Dory (the blue and yellow fish from the film Nemo) we headed down the pier, passing dolphin tours, gift shops and a fish monger. At the end of the pier was a jewellery shop, selling beautiful blue pearls set in stunning jewellery. I learned all about how the blue pearl was cultivated using the New Zealand Paua (a marine sea snail). The blue pearls are made up of thousands of layers of nacre ...

    The invasion

    A travel blog entry by suebar on Feb 23, 2014

    1 comment, 3 photos

    ... cruise ships call into Akaroa Harbour and disgorge their passengers every now and then. Then a bright yellow stretch limo arrived and parked up. It was driven by a very smartly attired woman who emerged into the rain and went to speak to other of the local business people who had arrived and were setting up boards promoting their businesses which generally involved fishing trips, harbour tours or tours of Akaroa. As we ate breakfast, looking out of the window, ...

    Ooo la la!

    A travel blog entry by lilyloves on Jan 19, 2014

    7 photos


    After the forest adventures, we landed in a lovely little place called Akaroa, about an hour east of Christchurch. Although we didn't stay in Akaroa, we stayed in a place called Onuku up the hill. It was very quirky, no locks on the doors and had outdoor showers! There were sheep playing and I had a ride from one of them.

    The grown-up said ...

    Day 30

    A travel blog entry by mattjhorsham on Dec 27, 2013

    2 photos

    ... drive up to Christchurch, the drive today was very plain really the landscape was mostly flat farmland dotted with reasonable sized towns a complete contrast to our drive down the west coast. After just over 4 hours we arrived in Sumner a suburb of Christchurch where we found our hotel for the night a lovely little place with a sea view (just a shame it's so grey still), ...

    Back again!

    A travel blog entry by pinklady27 on Nov 19, 2013

    2 comments, 16 photos

    ... Mum's on hand to bake us little treats its the next best thing. All things resolved the planned BBQ didn't happen because it was too cold, but we curled up and relaxed back at the campsite we had originally stayed at when we arrived in Christchurch some 4 weeks earlier. The way back to the West coast was via the Lewis Pass. We found this less dramatic but more scenic, although we met a lot of rain and the clouds descended ...