The Grand Hotel Akaroa

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

The invasion

A travel blog entry by suebar


... motor car driven by a man of what appeared to be a similar age. He was also dressed neatly and sported a chauffeurs cap. The was also an American style luxurious motor bike and side car and they were all offering private tours around Akaroa. The two tenders were still busy ferrying passengers to the jetty but those ones were staying in and around the town. We emerged from the motel to go and book up for a boat trip round the bay to look at wild life. We opted for ...

Malaysia and Mindfulness

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... the car to check. It seems I did lock it. But I don’t remember doing it. This also happens after we’ve packed the car and we’re wondering where did we put – whatever. Sometimes we do things mindlessly rather than mindfully. It’s like operating on autopilot and as a result there is no memory of it! Has this happened to you? I’m at the point that I simply laugh at myself. And I’m trying to live more mindfully. ...

Today we drove to Akaroa

A travel blog entry by russandbeth


First off we visited Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, quite close to Christchurch. Development started in 1974 and is still operated by the original family. They have a very successful Kiwi breeding program. There were 3 Kiwis on display but without night vision goggles they are just moving silhouettes. Lots of beautiful native parrots, Tuataras, some exotic creatures like monkeys, sulphur crested cockatoos etc. and the Bennett's wallaby which at ...

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 ...

Rain Rain Go Away…

A travel blog entry by simonlowe

... that as we checked into our accommodation and wandered round the village there was one of the largest mountains in the southern hemisphere out there… somewhere!

We simply couldn’t see it.

So we had to make do with visiting the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at the Hermitage Hotel, where we learnt all about Hillary’s ascent of Aoraki Mount Cook in 1947 as well as his conquering of Everest six years later. The highlight was the Planetarium ...

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