The Grand Hotel Akaroa

6 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7520, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Akaroa

Sea breeze in Akaroa

A travel blog entry by hello-oceania

... to look at - and these crazyass sheep were grazing on the edges of these cliffs! Apparently the locals joke that the sheep seem to think the closer the grass is to a cliffface, the better it tastes. I have no idea how these sheep even got to these cliffs but they were really playing with death here.

We then went by some beautiful caves. It was there we first spotted the Blue Penguin! This is native to NZ and it was so adorable. It was very ...

Sheep Shearing and Herding

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy


Akaroa today!

Woke up late this morning (at 6:50am--UGH) and only had 10 minutes to get ready and be at the Princess Theatre to escort tour groups to the gangway and into their tour-coded seats. I got the Paua Bay Farm tour, a sheep shearing and herding demo at a local couples farm. I figured it would be kinda neat to see more of the sheep-life here since it's such a huge part of the New Zealand culture.

Took the ...

The French Town Called Akaroa

A travel blog entry by jenandjake


... she thought was cool but I think it freaked her out a bit. We took some silly photos in front of the prisoner board before saying our final goodbyes. We promised to stay in touch and told her that whenever her and Duncan come back to the UK again they have to come to see us so that we can repay the kind favour. As soon as we had said goodbye we brushed our teeth, put our phones on charge and headed to bed with Phillip as it was already 11:30pm and our wake up call is at 6am ...


A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis


Not much blogging this past week. Just spending time with Hamish, Jilly and Gracie. Last night we went to the Leonard Cohen concert in Christchurch - it was amazing. Music we have listened to since we were both at high school. We had fantastic seats - bought them through Trade Me. Loved it.

We went to meet the lady who we are house-sitting for next week - lovely lady, warm welcoming house and a sweet wee dog. Now ...


A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis


... I made a Pumpkin, Feta & Pasta Bake which was pretty good too.


  • 1 kilo diced beef (blade, shin etc)
  • 1 ...

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This hotel, located on 6 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, is near Linton of Akaroa The Artists Garden, Akaroa Dolphins, Swim with Dolphins Akaroa, and Akaroa Harbour Cruises.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good