So we’re back on track in Akaroa and 365 days doing 365 activities thanks to loads of amazing people. After the unfortunate campervan incident of yesterday, we were left homeless and transportless for the foreseeable future. (We guess that’s the disadvantage of using your van as your home). But this morning, we are waking up in a friend’s cousin’s spare room in Akaroa. The journey continues! Although we’re so bummed that we didn’t get the chance to stay in our camper at Onuku, Akaroa Top 10 Holiday Park and Madeira, we’re super grateful to the folks at Pohatu Penguins for letting us reside in their sleep-out! Jucy have also saved this trip by renting us their last and final people-mover available in Christchurch. Now, we can get on discovering the awesome activities the “French Capital of New Zealand” has to offer, such as today’s fast-paced thrill of an activity!
Akaroa Jet Adventures
We park up the Jucy car in Akaroa and head down to the waterfront, bustling with people at this hugely busy time of the year between Christmas and New Year. We’re weaving between people, gift shops, French-named cafes and activities all promising the experience of a lifetime. We stop at the store for Akaroa Jet Adventures – a high-speed adrenaline-filled way of exploring the Akaroa Harbour.
We check-in and Critter, our driver and guide, hands us the essential wind/splash jacket and life jacket. Then we’re heading to a 14 or 15-seater jet boat roped up at a jetty. Critter takes the time to place people where they would prefer to sit, with the front two seats requiring seatbelts because the force in the 360 spins are strong, to the force getting steadily less the further back you sit. Because we have cameras we’d rather not get too wet, we sit at the back this time. (That’s the only reason, we swear! We’re usually very brave little soldiers!)