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L'Aube Hill Reserve

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  • Day9

    To kick of our Camper-van adventure we stopped of at Akarua, a beautiful, french, coastal town, east of Christchurch. We decided to go bare basic tonight and test the NZ's free campsites. I was in ecstasy with the picturesque picnic spot 50m from our camp spot.

    On our drive down we stopped at the local cheese farm. The balsamic vinegar& onion and the smoked Havarti seemed like a fine choice. Pinor noir from Nelson, a view and delicious cheese makes it a perfect way to start our tramping.

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  • Day10

    Our first night in the camper-van, we drove to Akarua and found a free camping spot for self contained vehicles (vehicles with running water and onboard toilet ๐Ÿšฝ). It only had 6 spots and we were lucky enough to get one.

    There was public toilets about 500 meters away and a drinking water fountain but that was it, we learned quickly that free means you only really get a free legal place to park and sleep.

    We made the best of it by enjoying some wine and cheese, see Isabel's blog. And of course a braai with NZ lamb and veggies, food was amazing!

    Then we retired early and slept about 11 hours, clearly the bed in our camper is as comfortable as you going to get in a camper.

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  • Day37

    Up early again, we made a nice breakfast of yogurt and granola and waited for the tourist office to open. The plan for the day was to do some local hikes. Akaroa is located on a peninsula surrounded by mountains. We were able to connect a few trails and turn the day into 6+ hours of hiking. The route actually was quite challenging for the first hour. Our goal was to summit one of the surrounding mountains. The road leading out of town slowly got steeper and steeper. We passed the point where the road was too steep for cars and continued on up the mountain. The trail changed from road to gravel to grassy pastures as we climbed 800 meters. The last 100 meters we climbed through dense shrubbery and thistle with lots of sharp plants grabbing at us. We reached the top in 2 hours to behold views of the town, harbour and surrounding mountains. In the opposite direction we saw the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The trail followed the mountain spine and slowly swung and wound itself around the mountains and back down to town. We did a quick detour to a small waterfall on the way down. It was a very warm day and felt great to cool down under the falls. We treated ourselves to some delicious fudge freshly made in town after a hard day of hiking.Read more

  • Day3

    Traveled to Akaroa today from Christchurch. Only took about 1.5hrs of winding road but beautiful senerery. Got into Akaroa just before lunch and wandered around for a bit. We got some local made fudge from the local gift shop to which was delicious. Headed of down along the roadway along the waterfront and found a fish and chip shop. Because it was my birthday today I decided to splurge and have the blue cod meal. It was just as I remembered it to taste. Bloody beautiful. We headed off back to the campers and left town traveling what seemed like the backroads. The Tom Tom must be set on scenic route. We came across a farmer hearding his sheep along the road and we had to pull over until they past. The babies were in amongst the flock and it was really good to experiance this.
    We stayed in Ashburton for the night at the Coronation Holiday Park. $37 per night. We walked about a 1.5km up the road to get a few supplies from Countdown (which is the Kiwi version of Woolworths).
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  • Day93

    I'm in New Zealand since a few days..
    Its a nice country - very nice, but not so exciting but - its nice!
    Today we've had one of our most astonishing sailaways, I've seen so far!

  • Day7

    ืื–, ื ืขืœืžื ื• ืœืฉืœื•ืฉื” ื™ืžื™ื ืฉืœ ื˜ืจืง ื”ืจื—ืง ืžื”ืฆื™ื•ื™ืœื™ืฆื™ื” ื•ืžื‘ื ื™ ืื ื•ืฉ ื‘ื›ืœืœ. ืืชื ื–ื•ื›ื™ื ืœื”ืจื‘ื” ืกื™ืคื•ืจื™ื ื•ืœืชืžื•ื ื•ืช ืกื•ืฃ ืกื•ืฃ!

    ื”ื™ื•ื ื”ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ืฉืœ ื”ื˜ืจืง ื”ื™ื” ื“ื™ื™ ืจื’ื™ืœ, ื”ื™ื™ืชื” ื”ืจื‘ื” ืจื•ื— ืื‘ืœ ื—ื ื™ื—ืกื™ืช ื•ืืคื™ืœื• ื–ื›ื™ืชื™ ืœืจืื•ืช ืืช ื”ืืจื ื‘ ื”ื›ื™ ื—ืžื•ื“ ืฉืจืื™ืชื™ ื‘ื—ื™ื™. ืžืฉื ื–ื” ืจืง ื ื”ื™ื” ืžืขื ื™ื™ืŸ ื™ื•ืชืจ -
    ืงื•ื“ื ื›ืœ, ื”ื™ื“ืขืชื ืฉื‘ื‘ืงืชื•ืช ื‘ื ื™ื• ื–ื™ืœื ื“, ื‘ื ื™ื’ื•ื“ ืœื‘ืงืชื•ืช ื‘ืื™ืจื•ืคื”, ืื™ืŸ ืžืงืœื—ื•ืช? ืื ื—ื ื• ืœื.
    ื“ื‘ืจ ืฉื ื™, ืžืกืชื‘ืจ ืฉื›ืฉื‘ืชื—ื–ื™ืช ื›ืชื•ื‘ ืฉืขืœื•ืœ ืœืจื“ืช ื’ืฉื, ื”ื›ื•ื•ื ื” ื”ื™ื ืฉืขื ืŸ ืขืฆื•ื ื™ืขื˜ื•ืฃ ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ื”ืจ ื•ืžื™ืœื™ื•ื ื™ ื˜ื™ืคื•ืช ืงื˜ื ื•ืช ื™ื˜ืคื˜ืคื• ืขืœื™ืš ื‘ืžืฉืš ื›ืœ ื”ื™ื•ื
    ืขื•ื“ ืžืฉื”ื• ืฉื’ื™ืœื™ื ื• ื”ื•ื ืฉื”ืคืจื•ืช ื‘ื ื™ื• ื–ื™ืœื ื“ ืœื ืžืื•ื“ ืžืกื‘ื™ืจื•ืช ืคื ื™ื (ื‘ื ื™ื’ื•ื“ ืœื›ื‘ืฉื™ื ื”ืžืงืกื™ืžื•ืช). ืคืขืžื™ื™ื ืงืจื” ืฉื”ืฉื‘ื™ืœ ืฉืœื ื• ื—ืฆื” ื‘ื“ื™ื•ืง ืขื“ืจ ืคืจื•ืช ืขื ืžืœื ืขื’ืœื™ื ื•ื”ื™ื™ื ื• ืฆืจื™ื›ื•ืช ืœืขืฉื•ืช ืขื™ืงื•ืฃ ื•ืœื ืกื•ืช ืœื”ื™ืžื ืข ื›ื›ืœ ื”ืืคืฉืจ ืžืงืฉืจ ืขื™ืŸ ืขื ืคืจื•ืช ืฉื ืจืื” ืฉื™ืฉืžื—ื• ืœื ื’ื•ื— ื‘ื ื• ื›ืžื” ืฉื™ื•ืชืจ ืžื”ืจ

    ื‘ื’ื“ื•ืœ, ืœื ืคื’ืฉื ื• ื”ืจื‘ื” ืื ืฉื™ื, ืœื ืœื’ืžืจื™ ื‘ืจื•ืจ ืื ื–ื” ื›ื™ ื‘ื—ืจื ื• ื˜ืจืง ืœื ื›ื–ื” ืžืจื›ื–ื™ ืื• ืกืชื ื‘ื’ืœืœ ืืžืฆืข ื”ืฉื‘ื•ืข. ื–ื” ื’ืจื ืœื˜ื™ื•ืœ ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ืงืฆืช ื™ื•ืชืจ ืžืขื ื™ื™ืŸ - ื›ืฉืืชื” ืคื•ื’ืฉ ืื ืฉื™ื ืืชื” ื™ื•ื“ืข ืฉืืชื” ื‘ื›ื™ื•ื•ืŸ ื”ื ื›ื•ืŸ, ื›ืฉืื™ืŸ ืœืขื•ืžืช ื–ืืช...
    ืžืฆื“ ืฉื ื™, ื™ืฉ ืืช ื”ื™ืชืจื•ืŸ ื”ืขืฆื•ื ืฉืœ ืœื™ืฉื•ืŸ ืœื‘ื“ ื‘ื‘ืงืชื” - ืืฃ ืื—ื“ ืœื ืžืคืจื™ืข ืœืš ืื• ืขื•ืฉื” ืจืขืฉ. ื•ื–ื” ื‘ื“ื™ื•ืง ืžื” ืฉื—ืœืžื ื• ืขืœื™ื• ื›ืœ ื”ื™ื•ื ื”ืฉื ื™. ื”ืชืงื•ื•ืช ืฉืœื ื• ื”ืชื ืคืฆื• ืขื•ื“ ืœืคื ื™ ืฉื‘ื›ืœืœ ื ื›ื ืกื• ืœื‘ืงืชื” - ืžืจื—ื•ืง ืจืื™ื ื• ืคืจืฆื•ืฃ ืžืกืชื›ืœ ืขืœื™ื ื• ื“ืจืš ื”ื—ืœื•ืŸ (ืœื ืžืคื—ื™ื“ ื‘ื›ืœืœ, ืื’ื‘), ืื‘ืœ ืขื“ื™ื™ืŸ ืงื™ื•ื•ื™ื ื• - ืžื™ ืฉืคื’ืฉื ื• ื™ื•ื ืœืคื ื™ ื”ื™ื” ืžืžืฉ ื ื—ืžื“, ืื•ืœื™ ื’ื ื”ืคืขื ื™ื”ื™ื” ืœื ื• ืžื–ืœ. ืœื. ืคื’ืฉื ื• ื–ื•ื’ ืฆืจืคืชื™ื™ื ืฉื”ืชื ื—ืœื• ื‘ื‘ืงืชื” ืœื›ืžื” ื™ืžื™ื 'ื›ื“ื™ ืœื ื•ื— ืžื›ืœ ื”ื˜ืจืžืคื™ื ื•ื”ื ืกื™ืขื•ืช ื•ืœื”ืจื’ื™ืฉ ื‘ื‘ื™ืช' ื”ื ื”ื™ื• ืžืื•ื“ ืžืฉื•ื ื™ื. ืžืื•ื“. ื•ื‘ืขื™ืงืจ - ื”ื ืœื ื›ืœ ื›ืš ื ืชื ื• ืœื ื• ืœื ื•ื—.

    ื™ื•ื ืœืžื—ืจืช ื”ื™ื” ื”ื™ื•ื ื”ืื—ืจื•ืŸ, ืžื–ื’ ื”ืื•ื•ื™ืจ ื”ืกื’ืจื™ืจื™ ื”ืžืฉื™ืš ืื‘ืœ ื™ืจื“ื ื• ื‘ื’ื•ื‘ื” ืื– ื”ื•ื ื”ื•ืจื’ืฉ ืžืฉืžืขื•ืชื™ืช ืคื—ื•ืช, ืฉืžื—ื ื• ืœื—ื–ื•ืจ ืœื ืงื•ื“ืช ื”ื”ืชื—ืœื” ื•ืœืžืฆื•ื ืืช ื”ืื•ื˜ื• ืฉืœื ื• ื‘ื“ื™ื•ืง ืื™ืคื” ืฉื”ืฉืืจื ื• ืื•ืชื•, ื•ื”ืชื—ืœื ื• ื‘ื ืกื™ืขื” ื“ืจื•ืžื”.
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  • Day113

    Akaroa et la péninsule du même nom se situent à une cinquantaine de kilomètres de Christchurch. C'est l'endroit par excellence où les citadins aiment venir se ressourcer. Le petit village dont les noms de rue sont presque tous en français est un bon point de départ pour de courtes marches dans ce qui semble bien être un très vieux cratère.

  • Day8

    Unser neues Zuhause ist ca. 7 m lang, 2 m breit und 3.2 m hoch. Glücklicherweise hat unser VW -Camper ein Automatikgetriebe! Die ersten 70 km Linksverkehr mit engen Straßen sind gut überstanden. Das Wetter hat noch Luft nach oben. Herrlicher Blick auf die Bucht von Akaroa.

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L'Aube Hill Reserve

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