Summer at home in Daisy Hill

Friday, March 18, 2016

PRETTY AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND

One day I was scrolling through my friends blogs when I came across some beautiful photos on Marja's blog. They were of Akaroa in New Zealand, one of her favourite places. I thought I would love to go there one day. So I did! We were so lucky because Marja and William showed us the places for good photos.
View from a lookout 

The little township of Akaroa nestles on the edge of the bay. It was originally settled by a french community and there is still evidence of that in the village. We drove down the windy road into the main street.

 We walked through the town with our new friends. There were lots of eateries as it is quite a tourist destination.

 There were many quaint little cottages with nice gardens.

 We walked along the esplanade to the end where we ate at a restaurant on the edge of the bay.

On the way home we drove up the steep hill to Heritage Park Lookout. The scenery was just beautiful.

A fun place for photographers.

20 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pics Diane, we have bypassed Akaroa each time we have gone to Christchurch, now I know what I have missed out on. Superb, simply stunning

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  2. Lots of spots to stop & take pics - beauty everywhere you look. I love the cute cottage with roses at the front door - so pretty & welcoming

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  3. Hello, Diane! The views of the bay are just gorgeous. Akarao is a cute town. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. I love the views across the water to the mountains, quite beautiful. Have a good weekend t'other Diane

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  5. Lakes and mountains and sunshine. What more could you ask for?

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  6. A beautiful scenery with the mountains and the water.

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  7. A little bit of France in New Zealand sounds wonderful. It is a very pretty place. What a shame France sullied its name in NZ in 1985.

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  8. Unbelievably beautiful scenery that the colors seemed so unreal, Diane. I can see why this is a wonderful photographic destination!

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  9. Unbelievably beautiful Diane! I really must overcome my fear of flying and get there :)

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  10. stunning views.. I love photos 3 and 4 of the houses/cottages.. so beautiful. I would love the town area and would like being a tourist there

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  11. all photos are great but the cottages are the best

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  12. I feel like jumping on a plane right now. Your photos are stunning. I also enjoyed the one of the three of you walking across the street.

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  13. It looks so picturesque there, Diane! I love all the colors of the shrubbery, and the bright blue water and sky.

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  14. What gorgeous scenery. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

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  15. What a charming place.., beautiful water. And I like your style! Read about it, liked it, went! Sounds great to me.

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  16. Wow--the more I see of New Zealand, the more I'd love to visit there sometime.. SO gorgeous... Love the little town/village... AND you are correct in saying that this is a photographers dream-place.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. What incredible scenery! Your photos are wonderful, and so is New Zealand.

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  18. Thanks for sharing this part of NZ Diane - looks like I'll have to add another "must visit" location to my travel "To Do" list! Wishing you a great week.

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  19. That is some view!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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