L'Hotel Akaroa

75 Beach Road, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $108.00
 

Travel Blogs from Akaroa

West to East

A travel blog entry by corrica on Nov 10, 2013

1 comment, 3 photos

Today we awoke to the forecast rain and cloud cover, so none of the helicopters were flying again.

We left Franz Josef and headed up the West coast to Hokitika, which was a boom gold town and is famous for producing jade and whitebait fishing. After a visit to the museum to learn the history of it's riches, we headed over to Arthur's Pass …

Wandering through a quiet township

A travel blog entry by asidal

6

... dinner and the fish dinner. Both were delicious and more than we could eat that night. On Saturday morning, after a bite of toast we picked up coffee from a local cafe and took a wander along Main Street. Akaroa was originally settled by the French and the difficulties of transversing the high pass to where the English eventually settled Christchurch is possibly all that prevented France from making NZ another of its Pacific colonies. There is a great ...

"We're sleeping in the boat yard!"

A travel blog entry by twoinatent

45

... on CCTV, and we'd pay good money to get hold of a copy to look back on.

Waking up in a place you arrived into in the dark is very exciting. The view looking down on Akaroa Bay was stunning. Sarah booked on her tour to swim with Hector dolphin's with Jet Cat, heading out at eleven thirty.

I (Sarah) got kitted into my winter wetsuit and boots and was given a snorkel. Chris waved me off from the shore and I was hoping the sickness tablets ...

Christchurch & Banks Peninsula

A travel blog entry by thebartons99

6

... to find somewhere to even get a quick bite to eat. The only functional part of the city centre seems to be the ReSTART Mall, where shops and cafes are being temporarily housed in colourful and funky shipping containers.

Seeing the devastation first hand was really impactful for all of us, particularly having heard a first hand account of the terror of February 2011 from Natalie's teacher.



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6 o'clock to 3 o'clock

A travel blog entry by smilerontour

14

... the weather put paid to my intended activities. I can't complain though, as areas of the North Island were suffering serious storms and hailstones (summer here remember!). PICTURESQUE/SPECTACULARITY : 8 FRIENDLY: 8 STUFF TO DO: 7 SOCIAL: 6 TOTAL: 29 But subjectively I would give this period of my trip extra points for the great time with my friends at Buscot. It was one of the most enjoyable few days of my trip, but I have tried to keep my scoring objective throughout my ...

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This hotel, located on 75 Beach Road, Akaroa, is near Linton of Akaroa The Artists Garden, Swim with Dolphins Akaroa, Akaroa Dolphins, and Akaroa Harbour Cruises.
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