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"Le Bons Bay Reserve - Birdwatching and Picnicking" Top 5 Page for this destination Akaroa Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kakapo2

Akaroa Off The Beaten Path: 36 reviews and 87 photos

  A redpoll checking out the visitors.
by Kakapo2

This is a lovely piece of land close to the beach. It is not only a perfect picnic spot with tables and benches, and toilets as well, but also for bird watching.

While we had our sandwiches there we were entertained by lots of fantails, and saw a huge NZ woodpigeon and a couple of redpolls, plus some seagulls and introduced species like chaffinches.


From Akaroa: SH 75 to Christchurch, after several kilometres turn right onto Scenic Drive, Okains Bay, Le Bons Bay and Little Akaloa are indicated. From there the first sealed road to the right leads down to Le Bons Bay.

From Christchurch: Turn left before the Hilltop Tavern on SH 75 onto the Scenic Drive. From there the third sealed road to the left leads down to Le Bons Bay (clearly indicated).

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  • Written May 29, 2008
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