We recently stayed in Akaroa for 4 nights in a lovely holiday house called The Lighthouse found thru Holiday Houses in New Zealand. The town is quaint, the surroundings blissful, the sunsets awesome.
When cruise ships arrived, it was time for us to go to the i-Site and get a map for some lovely hillside trails. The Pohatu Penguin and the Coast Up Close tours are wonderful. I just wanted to share our wonderful experience with others who may be wondering if they should visit Akaroa. We loved it!