I've just started planning my 2.5 weeks NZ vacation during the upcoming holiday season! Akaroa looks like a real jam, but after reading the GR8 tips here, I understand it could be a problem during my visit given the masses coming in with their cruise ships… I’m a student travelling on my own, and I love nature and meeting new people, but always prefer secluded and quite places… What do you say?
If you vote yes, from the following, what do you recommend: (i) swim with the Hector dolphins, (ii) go to one of the cruises (i.e. Fox), or (iii) do the full package tour with Pohatu Penguin Habitat (inc. the sleep over & kayaking). Options 1+2 also include bike ride to nearby Maori village of Onuku.
Thanks in advance!!