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Akaroa

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Long Harbour

The French heritage and colonial architecture of Akaroa has broad appeal to anthropologists, historians, architects--and just about anyone with an eye for beautiful, historical buildings and a palate for fine dining. The colonial legacy of the French settlers endures in the charming cottages and chic restaurants that line the Francophone streets. No tour of Akaroa would be complete without a trip onto the bay, where you can catch sights and snap photos of penguins, fur seals, and dolphins. Akaroa is in Canterbury Region. Plan your vacation with our New Zealand trip itinerary builder website and discover the best things to do in Akaroa.
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Where to stay in Akaroa

Akaroa has a decent number of accommodations available for its visitors, including many motels, apartments, and hostels located close to the water. French-themed bed and breakfasts nicely complement the local ambience, while luxury resorts and retreats offer an indulgent option when booked in advance. Farther from the center, you'll find RV parks and, on the roads leading out of the town, a few motels.
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