Akaroa New Zealand On South Island A City By the Sea
Akaroa, New Zealand: The Land Down Under the Land Down Under
Visit a beautiful city by the sea, Akaroa, New Zealand
The unique shape of Akaroa, New Zealand was created by a volcano millions of years ago. The volcano is now extinct, but its beauty still remains. The rim of the volcano now acts as a breathtaking backdrop to this charming New Zealand community.
After millions of years of salt water erosion, the Akaroa harbor is deep and tranquil, making it a perfect holiday destination on the south island. Here you can enjoy activities both above, and below the waterline.
Park in Middle of Town where we picnicked.
Akaroa, New Zealand developed as a French settlement, however, because of a British intervention on August 10, 1840, the French were not able to permanently take control of this area.
Today there are remnants of the original wood buildings built by French and English settlers. When visiting Akoroa you will want to stop by these amazing historical buildings. To get the most out of your historical site seeing excursions, sign up for a guided tour or purchase a historical Akaroa, New Zealand guidebook.
If you are interested in history then you will want to plan a day in the historic district of Akoroa. This area is ringed by the Banks Peninsula hills and it is the location of the only settlement in New Zealand established and held by the French. Here you will find historical buildings, cultural sites and quaint shops.
Akaroa, New Zealand is known as a popular New Zealand tourist destination. One of the most popular tourist activities in Akaroa is to go boating. With French Bay at your disposal you can go sailing, kayaking or you can book passage on a tour ship.
When visiting Akaroa, New Zealand you will want to make plans to spend a lot of time in French Bay. This Akaroa destination offers you fishing, wildlife encounters, shopping and historical sites. This New Zealand tourist area is perfect
if you want an exciting vacation or a relaxing one. For those people interested in a relaxing vacation plan a day to bask on the beach, have a leisurely picnic at a local park or spend the day floating in the harbor. For those interested in a more exciting vacation, you can go horseback riding, hiking, biking or surfing.
Mountaintop View of French Bay
Madeline and her daughter traveled through NZ for one month. The above images are theirs.