Akaroa – odometer 190 km

In 1838 a French whaler, Captain Langlois, decided that Akaroa was an ideal location for a town that could service the whaling ships. He subsequently acquired the peninsula in a dubious land deal with the local Maori. He then returned to France and arranged for a group of French and German families to sail to New Zealand, with the intention of forming a French colony. Located at the end of one of the most scenic, winding and spectacular rides I have ever done. Made the road between Panton Hill and Kinglake seem straight!



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