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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

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27
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$229.80
Price varies by group size
From
$229.80
Price varies by group size
This is a great option for a Christchurch day trip that combines nature, local wildlife, and delicious food experiences too. Save time planning transfers by having round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle included. You won’t have to worry about bringing snacks with you as light refreshments, drinks, and a delicious lunch are all included. Travel in comfort between dispersed sites including Banks Peninsula, Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, and the Wild Side Conservation Area to spot wild penguins.
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* A traveler said: "Seeing the Little Blue Penguins in the nest was really cool. The tour operators were friendly and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area, The scenery was breathtaking."


Akaroa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Christchurch

star-4.5
64
  • 9 hours 30 minutes
From
$162.12
From
$162.12
Discover volcanic landscapes and breathtaking scenery on New Zealand’s South Island on this 9.5-hour Akaroa day trip from Christchurch. Take in top attractions including Governor’s Bay, Gebbies Pass, Lake Ellesmere and Lake Forsyth with your guide. Ascend the Banks Peninsula for beautiful views over Akaroa Harbour and the volcanic crater. Then, sample locally made cheeses and admire colonial architecture around Akaroa. Cruise by catamaran into the harbor where diverse marine and bird life thrives, including rare Hector’s dolphins. Upgrade your tour to enjoy a delicious lunch in Akaroa Village.
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* A traveler said: "The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We enjoyed all aspects of this trip. It was a great day."


Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

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176
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$72.05
From
$72.05
Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine region, including stops at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills, Torlesse Wines and Waipara Springs. Learn from a knowledgeable guide about Waipara’s unique terroir as you sip a range of superior reds and whites.
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* A traveler said: "We were picked up at our house, exactly on time, and had beautiful individual platters for lunch. All the presenters werknowleagable as well as in touch with the group. Th variety of wines we tasted was impressive. Our driver was a real delight with a great sense of humour. Really commendable experience, thanks so much"


Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

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30
  • 12 hours
From
$277.41
From
$277.41
Surround yourself with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on this day trip from Christchurch. Travel by coach past the foothills of the Southern Alps to the Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Basin; stop at Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukari; and enjoy views of Tasman Glacier. Enjoy lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in UNESCO-listed Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park. Includes round-trip hotel transport by coach with morning and afternoon tea.
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* A traveler said: "This was a wonderful trip! The route design is very well, take you to the most beautiful place in NZ."


Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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338
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$18.01
From
$18.01
Travel the full circuit aboard the Christchurch Tramway, which departs regularly. Use your ticket to hop on and hop off at 17 stops and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Drivers provide live commentary on the landmarks of this South Island city. Bonus: children up to age 15 travel free.
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* A traveler said: "Fabulous way to see the inner city. We did the whole tour then spent the day hopping on and off the tram at the places we wanted to explore further"


Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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89
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$89.01
From
$89.01
Enjoy a 4-course dinner aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in heritage style through the city center, round-trip from Cathedral Junction. Relax and enjoy views of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Avon River from your window-side table. The journey in this elegant restaurant on wheels includes a welcome drink upon arrival, with tea and coffee to accompany your gourmet meal, served by professional waitstaff.
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* A traveler said: "this overdelivered... easy onboard, so professional and the service was attentive and efficient. food was awesome - we don't know how they do it. all set with a backdrop of a tour of the cbd... fantastic."


Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch
Explore the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps on this Arthur’s Pass day tour from Christchurch. Travel through the pastureland of the Canterbury Plains to Springfield with your guide. Hop aboard your TranzAlpine train and journey through the Waimakariri Gorge. Explore the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass in the Otira Gorge and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Visit a sheep farm, and admire native birdlife in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Upgrade to include a hair-raising jet-boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri River!
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* A traveler said: "I didn't get to do the Arthur pass tour however I did the whale tour and that was great. Rob is so helpful with his knowledge and went beyond his job to ensure we are comfortable and enjoy our trip. Thanks Rob, Tina"


Day Trip to Arthur's Pass including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

Day Trip to Arthur's Pass including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

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14
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$258.67
From
$258.67
The TranzAlpine train is often referred to as one of the world’s most scenic train journeys, and this tour will allow you to experience it. Enjoy the convenience of a day trip where all transport is taken care of— round-trip transfers in a luxury minivan, and a TranzAlpine train ticket are included. See Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, Lake Pearson, and get the chance to walk in Arthur’s Pass National Park.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide, Anujk, was exceptional. He knew where to stop for our best pics. He didn’t rush us at all and was very knowledgeable. He’s a great asset to the tour company. The views and the hike up to Devil’s Punchbowl were great. Oh, did we mention the views were great. Beautiful area of New Zealand."


Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

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73
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$21.62
From
$21.62
Take an aerial journey on the Christchurch Gondola to the Port Hills crater rim and Mt Cavendish summit. At the summit complex — revamped since the 2011 earthquake — you’re rewarded with views of the cityscape, the Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour. Upgrade for admission to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens including a caterpillar bus tour, or go punting by flat-bottomed boat on the Avon River.
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* A traveler said: "What us there not to like about this gondola... Best view in Christchurch friendly staff and a cheap gift shop. Don't take my word for it come and visit the place for yourself 🙂"


Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

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66
  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$306.66
Price varies by group size
From
$306.66
Price varies by group size
Get ready for a hassle-free day of adventures from Christchurch with round-trip transport, and admission tickets included. The trip will showcase scenic viewpoints along the way, such as Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range, and sites from Lord of the Rings. Avoid long lines at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre by having admission included. Another highlight is a visit to the Tasman Glacier, and a delicious lunch is included too.
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* A traveler said: "Seeing these icons of New Zealand made for a very memorable day. The scenery was spectacular. Gary was a fabulous host, taking care of our every need. The day was well managed and we didn't feel rushed. We highly recommend this trip."


Christchurch Private Luxury Full Day Tour

Christchurch Private Luxury Full Day Tour

star-4.5
2
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$245.95
Price varies by group size
From
$245.95
Price varies by group size
This private Full Day Tour explores complete Christchurch city from one edge to another with your private Driver/Guide. Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Highlights: • Sumner Village • Port Hills • Cardboard Cathedral • Bridge of Remembrance • Punting on the Avon River • Botanic Gardens • Antarctic Center (Optional)
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* A traveler said: "Had a great day with Thaddeus who showed us around the Christchurch area! Took us to hidden spots where buses can’t go! Very pleasant and friendly to talk with! Great experience!"


A Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours, includes wine tastings and lunch

A Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours, includes wine tastings and lunch

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39
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$108.08
Price varies by group size
From
$108.08
Price varies by group size
Tour one of New Zealand’s up-and-coming wine regions the easy way from Christchurch on this hassle-free day trip. Leaving the city behind, you’ll be driven to the scenic Waipara Valley region, which is dotted with vineyards. Visit several of the best and sample a range of red and white wines. Don’t worry about who is going to drive as transfers are taken care of.
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* A traveler said: "A great day with Giles and two other guests which included 4 wineries and a lunch. Definitely recommend"


Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

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123
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$429.63
From
$429.63
Travel by TranzAlpine railway to Arthur's Pass National Park, riding across the Canterbury Plains, then winding through Waimakariri Gorge and into the heart of the Southern Alps on this day trip from Christchurch.  An informative guide takes you on a minivan tour of Arthur's Pass, including short rain forest walks past rivers to mountain vistas at Castle Hill. Enjoy a hotel lunch and light refreshments before the return trip via Waimak Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to eight participants, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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* A traveler said: "Just about everyone agrees the tranzalpine is a great train ride and this tour took in the best part leaving us at Arthur's Pass to explore the park with our guide. No long hikes but the short walks were very scenic and photogenic,"


Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula

Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula

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28
  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$134.74
From
$134.74
This is a superb choice for hiking fans. Spend a day exploring Banks Peninsula with the convenience of having a guide to navigate. After a morning pickup, you’ll be taken on a roughly 30-minute journey to start your walk. You won’t have to bring heavy equipment with you as a backpack, walking poles, and bottled water are included. Access scenic photo opportunities that you wouldn’t find alone, and hear about the area’s history. Highlights include visiting Crater Rim, seeing views of Pegasus Bay, and enjoying a picnic lunch.
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* A traveler said: "This family-run company offers local, personalised insights into lesser known walking areas just outside the city. These tracks are hidden gems for tourists who enjoy trekking NZ natural beauty but perhaps only have the luxury of a day or two. This was a full day, complete with food, coffee, great tracks and amazing views, and tailored to the customer. Warmly recommended!"


Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission
View the highlights of Christchurch on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour that introduces you to the architecture, gardens and waterways of ‘The Garden City.’ You’ll drive past significant landmarks in the city center; meander around ponds and perennial gardens at Mona Vale Gardens; visit the seaside enclave of Sumner; and marvel at the vista over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps from the ‘Sign of the Takahe.’ Choose a morning or afternoon departure, and upgrade to include the International Antarctic Center with an optional Hagglund vehicle ride.
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* A traveler said: "Awesome guided tour. I was the only one on the tour and my guide was Cally. She was wonderful, passionate about Christchurch and informative.|Cally incorporated the touristy parts; restaurants, bars etc but I loved the historical and scenic aspects most, which formed a majority of the tour. Great morning!"


Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch

Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch

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14
  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$287.49
Price varies by group size
From
$287.49
Price varies by group size
Getting to Aoraki/Mount Cook from Christchurch is half the fun on this private day trip. Get a look at New Zealand’s tallest mountain and dig into a delicious buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel. Then take a walk in Mt. Cook National Park or stroll the village during free time. En route, admire gorgeous views from Lake Pukaki and make a stop at the alpine waters of Lake Tekapo.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide Anusj was amazing! Polite, friendly and knowledgeable. We had amazing weather and the change in lunch venue was also perfect. Highly recommend."


Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch
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$237.78
Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a Kaikoura whale-watching cruise. Look for impressive sperm whales along with migrating humpbacks and southern right whales, and search the waters for orcas and other dolphins as an experienced guide shares informative commentary. Visit a New Zealand fur seal colony on land, glimpse the snowy peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges and top off your full-day tour with a wine-tasting in North Canterbury. Includes optional lunch, with round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch to the picturesque town of Kaikoura.
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* A traveler said: "It was a lucky day ! We saw 2 humpback whales, royal albatross, a lonely Hector's dolphin and a dusky dolphin pod during the cruise. While walking around the cliff, we got really close to fur seals and seagulls. Our guide also shared a lot of information about this tour and New Zealand."


Arrival Transfer: Christchurch Airport to Christchurch Central City Hotels
From
$21.62
Book a shared arrival transfer from Christchurch Airport to your hotel in the city center or CBD, and enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. It’s a simple, cost-effective option that takes all the hassle out of arranging transportation after you land. Transport is by spacious minivan.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent service. The driver was very polite & gave us a good in sight to the area. The service was door to door from airport to our accommodation in Christchurch."


Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

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194
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$215.44
Price varies by group size
From
$215.44
Price varies by group size
Visit Edoras of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame on this full-day excursion by 4WD vehicle to the peak of New Zealand’s Mt Sunday. Get a look at exclusive photos of Edoras under construction and learn from a knowledgeable LOTR guide about its transformation from tranquil countryside to mythical capital city of the Rohan people. Pose with replica props from the popular trilogy, such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Includes round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch plus a picnic lunch with sparkling wine.
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* A traveler said: "Really enjoyable tour. Our guide was friendly, informative and articulate with interesting insights on New Zealand and the site where one of the scenes from Lord of Rings was filmed. Quite beautiful. Richard"


Transfer from Christchurch Central City to Christchurch Airport

Transfer from Christchurch Central City to Christchurch Airport

star-4
21
  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$21.62
From
$21.62
When you’re ready to depart Christchurch, end your trip the easy way with this one-way shared departure transfer in a spacious minivan to Christchurch Airport. It’s a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey private taxi rides.
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* A traveler said: "I was collected promptly from my hotel and the driver was professional, friendly and courteous and together with 8 other passengers in the minivan had a hassle free trip to the airport for our departure. A wonderful service I would recommend."


Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

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123
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$96.08
From
$96.08
Enjoy a guided horseback ride at a high-country sheep farm in Springfield, outside Christchurch. This horse trek takes you on a riverside trail that is suitable for the entire family. Beginning or more experienced riders can walk, trot or canter past the Waimakariri River Canyon with views of the Southern Alps. Set out in the morning or afternoon in a small group of six people per guide.
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* A traveler said: "It was only my second time on a horse and the tour guide was very patient. He was very helpful and knowledgable. The views are beautiful! Highly recommend if you want to see the incredible views in this part of Christchurch."


Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Experience & Scenic Day Tour

Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Experience & Scenic Day Tour

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3
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$226.73
Price varies by group size
From
$226.73
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a rustic day out in nature, experiencing epic landscapes that featured in The Lord of the Rings films. Starting from Christchurch, this convenient tour will take you out to the Canterbury Plains and a working sheep station. There you can enjoy touring the countryside on a wagon pulled by large Clydesdale horses. This is a fun and relaxing way of experiencing the area, and a great alternative to hiking.
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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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137
  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.31
From
$35.31
Learn about Antarctic landscapes, wildlife and explorers with tickets to the International Antarctic Center in Christchurch, an award-winning experience that combines fun and education. Try to weather a harsh Antarctic storm, then hear about life on the remote Scott Base and spend some quality time with the Center’s adorable Little Blue penguins. Enjoy Hagglund rides and 4D shows, and enter the 'cuddle zone,' where you can meet, snuggle and pet the fluffy Huskies that explorers historically used to pull their Antarctic dogsleds.
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* A traveler said: "The snow mobile ride was an awesome experience and the storm room with the Huskies was fantastic. Well worth going."


TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth

star-4.5
41
  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$139.60
From
$139.60
Ride a train through the Southern Alps on a remarkable scenic journey aboard the TranzAlpine Train. Choose between three different segments of the TranzAlpine Train route, then enjoy views of native beech forest, the powerful Waimakariri River, and Arthur's Pass National Park from a comfortable carriage or open viewing deck. For getting the history and context of the landmarks along the railway, GPS-triggered audio commentary is available on headphones at every seat.
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* A traveler said: "It was fantastic. The comfortable seats and space were very generous. The view from the windows were really good but it was a perfect sunny day . The train was so quiet and smooth and the staff were very efficient. The audio was very informative"


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