Published: May 31st 2008May 18th 2008
After a week in Christchurch, which resulted in scoring one job and one apartment, we took advantage of our last weekend with the hire car and drove over to the Banks Peninsula
to stay at 'Double Dutch' backpackers in the remote Okains Bay
. We walked along the estuary to the beach on friday and then went climbing in the mountains above the harbour on saturday morning. That afternoon we went to the Francophile town of Akaroa
(the site of the failed French bid to colonise New Zealand in the 1840s).
On Sunday we drove back to Christchurch via some very remote unsealed roads, looking at the remote bays of the Banks Peninsula
and passing through Lyttleton
(Christchurch's main port).
There are more photos below