The final night of my trip is scheduled to be in Akaroa. As I consider the various places to stay there I am now questioning whether I should go there or again change my schedule.
We will be driving from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village which I understand is about 5.5 hours so will arrive late in the day. The following day we have a 2:30pm plane out of Christchurch. I was looking forward to strolling through the village and having a memorable final dinner. Is Akaroa "worth" the additional drive or should we stay our final night somewhere closer to the airport? Will we be competing with cruise ship passengers (Queen Mary 2) for space on the sidewalk and a table for dinner?