A photo of Akaroa Harbour from the northwest with Ōnawe Peninsula clearly visible
Nautical chart "NZ 6324 Akaroa Harbour"
|Islands||The Long Boat|
|Settlements||Akaroa, Duvauchelle, Takapūneke, Takamatua|
Akaroa Harbour, is part of Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. The harbour enters from the southern coast of the peninsula, heading in a predominantly northerly direction. It is one of two major inlets in Banks Peninsula, on the coast of Canterbury, New Zealand; the other is Lyttelton Harbour on the northern coast.
Akaroa Harbour's waterfront has been continually inhabited since the 1840s.
Akaroa, Duvauchelle, Takapūneke, Takamatua, Barrys Bay, French Farm and Wainui lie on the shoreline of the harbour. They are connected to the rest of Canterbury via State Highway 75. French Bay, the site of the French settlement of Akaroa, was originally known as Paka Ariki.
Geography and Natural Features
The 475-hectare (1,170-acre) Akaroa Marine Reserve was given approval in 2013 after a 17-year campaign to get it established.
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