17 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
You'll get a taste of France in New Zealand when you head to Akaroa. The quaint harbor and pretty views make for a lovely afternoon in New Zealand.
Akaroa is a beautiful town on the Banks Peninsula, near Christchurch, in the South Island of NZ. While the remainder of the country was settled by the English, Akaroa was settled by the French. This means it's a town filled with the lilt of French, French restaurants and a very different feel compared to the rest of NZ.
A beautiful bay in the southern island, where you can see (and swim with) Hector dolphins! Also, there are many farms up the mountain on that bay, where you can stay for a few days, while riding the horses, watching the animals and meeting lots of other travelers.
Really great "french" coast town. There are a few hikes, but most of the action is in the bay with dolphin watching cruises (which we did not take). The town is very small and there weren't that many restaurant options. There is only maybe a day or two worth of things to do there. Still a nice place to stop though. Nearby there are a few nice beaches to go to (Banks and Le Bons Bay).