A Little French Influence
Not too far from Chistchurch is a little French town called Akaroa. Famed as New Zealand’s sole French settlement it’s cute little streets, French influences and beautiful landscape really makes it a must when visiting New Zealand. A friend of mine insisted that I visit and I’m so glad she did, coming down the mountains into Akaroa (settled in the heart of an ancient volcano) you are met with a spectacular sight of a peaceful little town nestled right on the edge of the bay.
Walking along the bays edge you really experience the beauty of this town with its quaint historic buildings to one side and to the other, a foreground of boats scattered along the jetty with the hazy mountain ranges behind.
Of course we stopped in at one of the cafés and order crepes and coffee.
With many French restaurants in the town we chose ‘the little bistro’ for dinner and shared a bottle of their own Wobbly Chair White. The meals were delicious and and we were treated to a yummy entree and not to mention great service.
On our way out of Akaroa we stopped at the lighthouse and were able to quickly admire its great view as it sits over looking French Bay.