Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement

The charming township of Akaroa sits at the edge of a pleasing harbor inside the eroded crater of a gigantic, extinct volcano. Akaroa is located an hour and a half drive southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, the South Island’s most impressive volcanic feature. The peninsula has two prevailing craters which form Lyttelton and Akaroa[…]

Jailhouse Accommodation in New Zealand

If you’re looking for a unique experience or if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in the slammer, there’s the Jailhouse Accommodation. Located just outside of Christchurch, New Zealand, the former Addington Prison is now a very highly rated hostel that offers private rooms with singles, doubles or twin[…]