Visit Akaroa


Located on the Banks Peninsula, Akaroa is the most charming, relaxed little town. We stayed one night, and I’m so glad we did. The drive in took us through a winding mountain road that followed the curve of the land above the various inlets of the harbor below.

Our B&B was just past town, and it was breathtaking. Our hosts, John and Jenny, were so accommodating and welcoming — they were able to give us some great recommendations about the area. Their house is full of light, and the view from the porch is one-of-a-kind. Their guest suite includes a kitchen, bathroom, exit door, wifi, and movie selection.

You can find their airbnb listing here. We highly recommend them!

The tiny town itself is located on the water and full of laid-back, kitschy shops and restaurants. It feels like all the good memories from childhood. A popular activity is to take one of the many walking tracks around town and the surrounding countryside. Here is a great map with brief descriptions of all the treks.

The walks are completely enchanting. It’s like walking through a storybook village with lovely, overgrown gardens, quaint farmhouses, and stony brook fences. It was a wonderfully relaxing way to end our South Island adventure.

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Travel on, Beaches 🙂


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