Little Beautiful Akaroa,Christchurch
Akaroa Quick facts and history
-Situated on the Banks Peninsula,Canterbury region southeast of Christchurch.
-Originally occupied by the French,then later claimed and occupied by the British
A Journey to this beautiful peninsula will reward you with breathtaking and picturesque views at every Single turn.
Roughly 90 minutes drive from Christchurch through single lane road along winding native lush green hills offering amazing views,peace and calm.
We rented out a car just for this craziness! Though there are several shuttle buses services to book from.
Hidden in the hills of the Banks Peninsula harbour,i am instantly charmed by this little French/English village overlooking the seaside surrounded by lush green hills.Makes for a pretty spectacular sight.
As we missed our boat tour,(overbooked) for the limited time we had,decided to relax and soak in the sun.
With a local population of few hundreds,it seemed to get busier during the weekends as one of the locals told us.
This small town has essentially one Main Street that runs along the bay,with parking in designated areas and walking distance to everything.
You could also get to do lots of other fun activities like kayaking,boat tour,swim with dolphins at the harbour ,hiking,nature walks. The Giant’s House comes highly recommended which we missed due to time.
Different nature cruises are available and all range with price and activities
Absolutely love little towns like this just to get away from the big cities and perhaps breathe some real fresh air😁 It’s just so refreshing!
I truelly enjoyed my short stay in Christchurch and already looking forward to the next visit.Can’t recommend it enough.
I shall be back…
While others’ top priorities might be waterfalls or lighthouses,mine will be the hot springs
Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve and definitely swim 😳or check out the dolphins (forget the swimming part,i am terrified of open water bodies.)