Hardy Southlanders or Just Mad!

Akaroa - Hardy Southlanders or Just Mad!

It was around 8 celsius and some were even swimming!

Arrived in Akaroa on our two day trip away to escape from the earthquake repair/paint on our house. May 22, 2012.

Akaroa is a village on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand, situated within a harbour of the same name. The name Akaroa is Kāi Tahu Māori for 'Long Harbour'.

Akaroa is 84km by road from Christchurch and is the terminus of State Highway 75. Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbour and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills, Akaroa is a popular resort village and in summer the temporary population can reach 7,000 which places stress on the summer water supply, which is entirely dependent upon rainfall on the hills.

Many Hector's Dolphins may be found within Akaroa harbour, and 'swim with the dolphins' boat tours are a major tourist attraction. Taken from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akaroa

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