le bons bay

Farming locality 11 km north-east of Akaroa, first settled by the French. For many years the only access was by boat. The remains of the jetty can still be seen.

Meaning of place name
One account states that when a French vessel commanded by Captain Le Bas mistook the bay for Akaroa Harbour, the captian sent a boat ashore to investigate. The first sailor to set foot on the beach was called Le Bon.

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