La Rive Akaroa Motel

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

Wandering through a quiet township

A travel blog entry by asidal


... sure it wasn't only his tail he lost today. Beyond the cenotaph there is a long stretch of footpath with no shops on the seaside and few houses on the opposite hillside. Instead you can watch black stilts poke their long pencil beaks into the mud, while jostling with sparrows and gulls for real estate, the sun sparkling on the flat, still harbour, the smell of salt and sand drifting gently in our wake. At the end of the path you reach the second township, ...

We've made it

A travel blog entry by suebar


... Monday. That meant we would have to stay a day longer in Akaroa than we planned so we immediately asked the hotel if we could stay on an extra night. We were in luck as this is peak season in NZ and we were even able to stay on in our small apartment without having to move to another. When we woke we discovered that one bedroom and the living room had beautiful views across the bay. We were right on the sea front but up on the first floor with a balcony so we could sit outside ...

"We're sleeping in the boat yard!"

A travel blog entry by twoinatent


... die.

When we were in the water, we needed to let the dolphins swim, play and interact around us, and to keep our hands tucked in. The tour does not track or entice the dolphins in any way, they are found by spotting and identifying them. The Captain slowed the boat following a sighting in the distance, and quickly a Pod of dolphins swam around the boat. The ladders at the back of the boat were lowered and one by one we climbed into the sea. We had ...

Quiet In Church

A travel blog entry by lj.oz


... out. We wanted to stop just down the road at a place called Castle Hill. We pulled off the main road onto the one and only side street in Castle Hill to find that it was no more than an upcoming getaway place for upscale Christchurchians. Down the road a ways there was a tourist walk amongst some boulders and rocks jutting from the ground dubbed the Castle Rocks, that might have been something to see, but the rain just made the ...


A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis


The past few days have been very productive. Long story short, Gracie now has her two days work at New World, plus research and field work for Lincoln Uni on the other days. Brilliant. She is happy, so we are happy.

The weather has been a bit horrible, so we have done a bit of Christmas shopping and lots of hanging out with Gracie. Yesterday we drove down to Motukarara which is on the road to Akaroa. This morning we packed a picnic and cycled ...

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This motel, located on 1 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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