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Britomart Monument & Takapuneke

This site offers wonderful views over the harbour and Takapuneke, a historic reserve. French hopes for a sovereign colony were dashed when the settlers spied the Union Jack flying on this site when they arrived in August 1840. It had been erected just days earlier by British magistrates arrived on HMS Britomart.

273 Beach Road, Akaroa. If driving, park near the Britomart Monument sign on the left hand side and walk the last minute up towards to the monument.

Last updated: 03.08.2015