I mentioned to Marja of 'A Dutch Corner in New Zealand" blog, that we were going to NZ and I was keen to see Akaroa because I had seen her beautiful photos of this area near Christchurch. Marja offered to be our hosts for a weekend. She and William were wonderful to us. They took us sight seeing and offered us to stay overnight. They are great tour guides as they are very passionate about NZ.
Marja and William our wonderful blogging friends and tour guides. The first place they took us to was Fisherman's Bay Garden. It was developed by Jill and Richard Simpson, who turned their once rugged farm into a lush combination of flower beds, natives and green lawns that still remembers its farming past. This idyllic garden offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the stark beauty of Banks Peninsula.
There were many sculptures too.After this our friends took us to see the views overlooking Akaroa and we visited the village. (next post).