La Rochelle Motel Akaroa

Cnr Rue Lavaud & Rue Grehan, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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Travel Tips for Akaroa

Blue Penguins

by CandS

While on our dolphin cruise we came across some tiny blue penguins...they were swimming along in the water playing with each other. Very cute!!! :) Apparently they swim out on sunrise and go home each night on sunset...

Citroen 2CV

by Kate-Me

I happened to be walking down the street at one point, and happened across this cute 2CV French car, obviously well loved, as it appeared it had been shipped out from England.
Went with the streetscape scenery quite nicely!

The well loved little Citroen...

by Kate-Me

While I was busy taking this photo, the cute little Citroen's middle aged owners came along, and off they went.
I've a friend who collects Citroens, so it was great for me to be able to get a photo of this one, in a French styled town, so far from France.

Beautiful Gardens

by rozehill

"Potter's Croft"
A turn of the century farmhouse has been renovated and extended to create an elegant homestead with wide wisteria-draped verandahs. Landscaped gardens of 3.5 acres, filled with roses, perennials and beautiful ornamental trees, feature a large natural pond, rustic bridges over the stream, rose-covered summerhouse and a superb pergola walk.
A small flock of sheep are nearby and there are optional bush walks and magnificent ancient trees.

How to get a Sheep from the Road

by Kakapo2

When sitting on the verandah of the Duvauchelle Hotel we had entertainment all over the place. Fantails chirping and chasing insects above our heads, a pukeko on the roof, and a runaway sheep on the main road, chased by two sheepdogs and the farmer.

Finally the farmer won the race… and lifted the sheep back over the fence. The sheepdogs were rather proud of having scared the sheep and kept it under control. However, they were so focussed on their job that they did not give the road or the traffic any thought. So they first chased the sheep from the verge of the road right onto SH 75 where cars pass at speed, and lucky sheep, dogs, farmer, and drivers, everybody could brake and avoid a crash.

It is not so common that you have to be prepared for escaped sheep on the State Highway. But it is absolutely normal to have sheep on the road on the smaller roads on Banks Peninsula. As it is not possible to race on such roads you should always be able to avoid a crash. I must admit, I even enjoy seeing sheep on the road, as I am a sheep fan and love to photograph them, and what is cuter than a lamb at the side of its mother, staring at you? Well, sure… two lambs and the ewe ;-)

Only a few areas of Banks Peninsula are used for dairy farming, as irrigation is impossible in most places. So the main part of the peninsula can keep its charm and will not be converted into an artificially green dairy cow haven.


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