Our last stop in New Zealand was Akaroa on the Banks peninsula, and we finally got a taste of farmlife in New Zealand as we stayed in a beautiful cottage and got a chance to see the shearers in action on the farm as well as at the annual A&P show, a local country fair. It was quite impressive how fast they work!
We also got to explore the charming town and its colonial heritage, saw the cruise ships coming into the bay and went for a cruise to see blue penguins and tiny dolphins in rather choppy waters with beautiful views of the peninsula.