2-6 Rue Lavaud
60 miles / 97 kilometers
Discovered by Captain Cook in 1770, Banks Peninsula protects Akaroa Harbour, home to Club Lavaud. In 1840, Club Lavaud's namesake, Captain Charles Lavaud, led 63 emigrants to settle the area and through the Treaty of Waitangi pronounced British sovereignty for the area, these hearty French remained to settle Akaroa. In 1850, many British joined the French settlers and established one of New Zealand's main whaling and fishing ports. Besides rich history, guests will find great relaxation and recreation in the area. Experience the beach, tennis, horseback riding and golf, all within easy reach of the resort.