We loved Akaroa and the surrounding countryside - so peaceful. Despite a fairly lengthy journey to Christchurch we enjoyed our visit there but it was very sobering to see just how much damage had been caused by the earthquake. So many buildings with scaffolding but it was also interesting to visit the shipping containers which have been converted into shops and eateries
trvlmore United States of ...
Our driver and guide was pleasant, thorough and very informative. It was sad to see Christchurch after the earthquake and how much is still to be done to recover.
An excellent tour although Christchurch is still suffering from the earthquake of 2011 and many of the buildings have not yet been re-built.
This trip was fantastic! Even with rough seas, our pilot was able to navigate to the Hole in the Rock and gave us a fantastic view and trip.
An exceptionally good tour. Our driver/guide, Rodney, was brilliant. He had lots of local knowledge, and experience.
An interesting tour covering firstly Akaroa, and then a quite long drive around the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch. A pleasing walk through the picturesque Botanic Gardens then back on the coach for a drive highlighting much of the earthquake destruction, and subsequent rebuilding of Christchurch. After a lunch stop at the remarkable reStart complex food and retail outlets all constructed from shipping containers we returned to Akaroa via a different route . A great tour for those with limited time as demanded by the cruise ship schedule to spend in the various areas covered. Good value and very informative.
Great tour beautiful town wish the ship could have gotten a lot closer to the wharf
Tour was great, driver very informative and pleasant
This was our 14th and best ever cruise. No one item was outstanding but food, the crew, entertainment and fellow passengers were all excellent.
Max B Australia
A really interesting tour of Christchurch and scenic drive back to Akaroa
Wow! What can i say loved Akaroa.And then to take a trip to Christchurch was Great.
The tour was also worth doing.I will be back!
I throughly enjoyed our trip. Our driver was amazing, giving us personal experiences along with lots of information. He stopped numerous times so we could take pictures, which I really appreciated. The trip through the mountains was great and I would do it again in a minute.
Well organized, completed all events as advertized. Good value for money.
Excellent way to see all of the sights, the drivers were very knowledgable and gave excellent commentary all the way through. Fow someone who has never visited before, it is the best way to get around.
absolutly stunning excursion. withthe best personal tuch in a small group.
Very good tour. We wanted to know how the earthquake had affected the city and its people and we felt we came away with a very good knowledge of both the tragic and positives of this horrific time. Highly Recommended... take your camera!
A great day out. It was sobering to see the extent of the devastation of Christchurch but heartening to see the efforts at rebuilding. The tour was well organized with plenty of great photo opportunities both to and from from Christchurch.
We had an enjoyable day. Our tour driver/guide is very knowledgeable, not cutting short but still we meet the ship onboard time. Highly recommended