Akaroa, being on the Banks Peninsular, is not really that far from Christchurch and you can visit for the day, but we decide to get to know it a bit better and drive over there on Saturday morning for the w/e. The weather is bright and sunny and warm but forecast is for plenty of wind later.
|Nearly at the top looking down on Akaroa. Onawe in the distance|
|Lovely collection of old settlers buildings|
We carry on to the NE coastal settlement of Okains Bay which has a museum famous for its Maori collection. The place is nothing but a few buildings and a beach but the Museum is fascinating, being a collection of old settler buildings, lots of wakas, and a huge collection of Maori artefacts rivalling anything you could see in the Auckland Museum. Amazing for such a tiny out-of-the-way place. Head for home.