- Summer in Akaroa is a sunny, friendly, bustling paradise. Swimming out to the platform in the sheltered bay is always fun, as is meeting for a
few drinks and a bite to eat at the waterfront bars. There are always lots of beautiful yachts to look at, some even for hire! Don't forget the tours out to see and swim with the Hector's Dolphins. It's a beautiful time of year to go tramping, and there are free as well as private track options ranging from 40minutes to 4 days. Whatever you do though, slather on the your 30SPF sunblock!
- Akaroa hosts a Farmers Market every Saturday, 9.30-1pm, next to the Akaroa 4 Square Supermarket in a little park known as Fletchers Hub. Akaroa has a great
micro climate so expect to see locally grown herbs, honey, fruit, vegetables, nuts, olives, olive oil and gorgeous flowers; plus
divine pickles and preserves, sauces and jams; cheese, breads and pastries too.
- Winter in Akaroa is more sedate than summer; the summer houses are closed up and those that are in Akaroa tend to concentrating more on indoor activities like the fabulous boutique shopping, the lovely wee restored cinema, yummy meals in the restaurants and just generally relaxing, taking in the beauty. Often you can see snow on the mountains between Akaroa and Christchurch, but it rarely snows in Akaroa. Remember that the dolphins don't care if it's winter - they're still out and about - and with less people, you'll get more of a personal experience.
Motel apartments, motor lodges or motor inns, like serviced apartments, are a popular accommodation options. Be it a small party or a larger group – motels are often the best way to go both in regards to price, facilities and flexibility for you to plan your visit.