Akaroa - ChristchurchAugust 24, 2017 in New Zealand
Akaroa is a small French settlement town around 90 minutes out of Christchurch on the Banks Peninsula. The Peninsula is formed by the 2 volcanoes that sit on it. It's a pretty little town sporting all things French. In the morning we had a wander through the village and along the harbour to a lighthouse before making our way to Christchurch.
We took the scenic route out to Christchurch which took a bit longer however the views were incredible. The sun was shining as well so it was a really nice drive. We found a free camping spot just outside of Christchurch in a town called Lyttelton, on the edge of the Banks Peninsula where we parked up for the evening. It took a while to find the right spot as there wasn't a single sign in sight. If you park in the wrong spot you can end up with a $200 on the spot fine but in the end we made an educated guess and fortunately didn't run into any problems.Read more