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Akaroa,
Banks Peninsula,
Christchurch,
Canterbury,
South Island,
New Zealand.


A scenic one hour drive from Christchurch, Akaroa is a quaint little fishing town situated on the southern side of Bank Peninsula and is a must see for anyone looking for a few days rest and relaxation.

The town has a distinct French flavour to it. Many street names are of French origin because of its history. French Whalers purchased the land off the Maoris in the 1838 because the harbours were a safe sanctuary from the ferocious Pacific Ocean.

Akaroa is quiet, relaxed and perfect place for anyone wishing to rest up for a while.

For a little more adventure, try the Akaroa Harbour Cruises which take you to see a Seal colony along with the opportunity to swim with Hectors dolphins. French Farm Winery on the western side of the harbour is also worth a visit.

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