Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Zealand (9/12) - Sights of Akaroa

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My favourite images of the small waterside town of Akaroa.

Akaroa, which is less than an hour drive from Christchurch, promotes itself as a French settlement. But French street names and buildings are as French as Akaroa gets. Even the only French restaurant in town was burned down last year.

Nevertheless, the real highlights were the scenery and the quirky buildings around town. Spot the light house. The wharf. And the shop that claims to sell everything.

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6 comment(s):

joey@FoodiePop February 27, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

Love the photos! The colours are so lovely and I remember there wasn't much to do there.

Phuoc February 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

What a quaint little town. Wonderful photos you have right there!

KittyCate February 28, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
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KittyCate February 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

Ohhh I love Akaroa, its one of my fave little spots to stay. Did you make it out to the French Farm winery for lunch? Amazingly good. x

*misskitty* March 1, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

Did u get a chance to go swimming with the dolphins or are you saving that for when you reach Kaikoura? I did that in Kaikoura and it was such an amazing experience (even if the water was absolutely freezing at 5:30am in the morning in November!)

foodwink March 7, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

Hi Joey - Thanks <3 It was raining on the first day we were there too. Ended up watching 27 dresses on DVD in our rented cottage :D

Hi Phuoc - Thanks a lot :) It's a lovely town but there's really not much to do there, hehe.

Hi KittyCate - No, I didn't know about the French Farm :( We were looking for a French restaurant for lunch but was told that the only one in town was burned to the ground the year before. What luck!

Hi misskitty - What wonderful experience you've had there. Unfortunately, we missed out on any dolphins sighting. Our stay at Akaroa was really short and it was raining on the first day when we got there.

But I'll keep that in mind for our next trip there! Thanks for sharing.

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