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New Zealand/2004

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Waitangi Day


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Akaroa is a small town on a harbor that is actually an extinct volcanic crater. The water in the harbor is a milky turquoise color. Akaroa is one of the best places in New Zealand to see a rare type of dolphin and several species of sea birds, including two varieties of penguins.

Akaroa Bay
There were lots of yachts and lots of people came here from Christchurch to sail on the weekend. It seems like they have a good life.

There were lots of shops and cafes along the beach.

A main attraction in Akaroa is going on a boat cruise to see dolphins at sea or to get close to colonies of penguins. But I was not interested at all in dolphins and penguins...

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