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Old May 27th 2014, 10:03 am
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Hi All

We are off to Akaroa on Saturday for the long weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary

I cannot wait - i think i have been there once before when i back packed about 12 years ago.

Would love to know of peoples favourite things to see there or places to go?

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Old May 27th 2014, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by sazzle1979
Hi All

We are off to Akaroa on Saturday for the long weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary

I cannot wait - i think i have been there once before when i back packed about 12 years ago.

Would love to know of peoples favourite things to see there or places to go?

Sazzle1979 x
1. Walk to the Lighthouse at the far end of Town.
2. Take a short drive (5 min) to the Maori Pa, the drive is lovely the view is great and the Pa is interesting.
3. Play Petanque (French Bowls) in the public Petanque area (take own bowls)
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Old May 27th 2014, 2:20 pm
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1. Carry on past the lighthouse to the Britomart monument.
2. Go back to Duvauchelle and have a walk up Onawe Pa.
3. Go to Barrys Bay cheese factory.
4. Have the awesome fish and chips at Akaroa Fish and Chips.
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All the above plus...
http://www.akaroa.com/activities/giants-house
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Watch the world go by. That would be my suggestion.
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Lovely place Akaroa. Check out for deals on bookme for harbour cruises, dolphin watching etc

http://www.bookme.co.nz/bookings/chr...ure-cruise/493

http://www.bookme.co.nz/bookings/chr...phin-watch/590
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Might be a bit cold but as above the dolphin boat is worth a go

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Originally Posted by Jan n Neil
Might be a bit cold but as above the dolphin boat is worth a go

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Yep, good point. I was going to suggest swimming with dolphins but it was friggin' freezing when I did it in the summer time!
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Hi Sazzle, Akaroa is one of my favorite places in NZ, it's very scenic and I thoroughly enjoyed the interesting old houses and taking in the views. I think I find it so thrilling because as a young woman I read about Shackleton's Antarctic expeditions. Shackelton's navigator, Frank Worsley is from Akaroa, and the house where he grew up is still there, with a plaque identifying its famous connection.

http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/council/agen...Attachment.pdf

Also, on the road to Akaroa you'll pass the small town of Little River. There's a small art gallery, and a cafe, where you can get out stretch your legs and have a coffee.
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