South Island’s Hidden Gem

If there is anything ‘lacking’ about South Island, New Zealand, sadly I must say it’s the food.   However, that’s where New Zealand’s sole French Settlement and the oldest colonial town in the South Island make up for it all.

Although only about an hour’s drive from Christchurch, you definitely have to work to get to Akaroa.   Had we not randomly picked it out on our tourist map, we may have missed this beautiful hidden gem, tucked way in the hilltops beyond road after winding road.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for tastiness and what better way to enjoy good food than with picturesque views?  And of course there’s more to do in Akaroa than enjoy possibly the best food in South Island.

(Little Bistro, serving the best food in South Island!  But of course, it’s French!)

It seems to be the running theme of our holiday, but had we had more time we would’ve definitely gone on a hike and perhaps done some sea kayaking.  This just means we’ll have to go back again soon!

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