Akaroa

The Akaroa Webcam is a live webcam from Akaroa with weather data and is sponsored by Dolphins Akaroa. Akaroa is a town on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 82 kilometres by road from Christchurch, and is the terminus of State Highway 75. Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbour and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills, Akaroa is a popular resort town. In summer the temporary population can reach 7,000 which places stress on the water supply which is entirely dependent upon rainfall on the hills. Although sailors from the hastily-despatched HMS Britomart proclaimed British sovereignty over the South Island at Akaroa in 1840, the area was settled that same year by French settlers who had intended to establish a colony. The area still has a French influence, reflected in many local placenames. Many Hector's Dolphins may be found in the harbour, and 'swim with the dolphins' boat tours are a major tourist attraction. The French settlement was known as Port Louis-Philipe; before 1840 it was also known as Wangaloa. The name Akaroa is Kāi Tahu Māori for 'Long Harbour'. View the Akaroa Webcam

11 °C


Clouds, broken clouds


Wind1.42 m/s
Cloudiness51 %
Temperature (min/max)11/11 °C
Pressure1009 hpa
Humidity82 %
Last update: 19 Sep 2021 @ 23:20

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