French vibrations in New Zealand: Akaroa
Akaroa, known as the only French settlement in New Zealand and easy day-trip from Christchurch.
Towards the end of last year I had the pleasure of nipping down to Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island for a long weekend. Prepped with an awful hire car I opted for a day-trip to the stunning Akaroa.
The drive itself was incredible and a little unnerving… not sure if it was a good idea to have a cheap manual hire car around those bends…
The town itself is quaint and pretty with a coastal air to it and plenty of water-related tours you could do. I enjoyed just strolling around the little shops and enjoying a crepe lunch at the French bakery.
If you’re ever around the Banks Peninsula of the South Island of New Zealand I highly recommend nipping out to Akaroa. Just be equipped with a reasonably safe hire car!
On the way stop off at the Little River Cafe and Store – it has an incredible art gallery and gift shop and it a fantastic spot for a sweet treat and/or flat white!