Akaroa Travel Blog› entry 22 of 25 › view all entries
This was to be our last stop before heading back to Christchurch and on to Sydney, so we were a bit sad. The time has gone so quickly in NZ!
We arrived at our Hostel in good time after a 4 hour journey from Kaikoura and went into Akoroa. Akoroa is on the Banks Peninsular - which is basically a huge natural harbour formed by a volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. It has many french street names due to the French landing and colonising the area and although it claims a lot of French influence, it is a bit more like a more quiet version of Dartmouth (and that is meant as a compliment!).
Jeremy went on a "swimming with dolphins" trip (beware those of a nervous disposition when if you look at the photos of his face underwater and in a wetsuit in general!).
Sadly, the weather didn't hold and the following day we headed back to Christchurch for the final 4 days in the rain!
**Photos to be updated soon!**