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  • Location:Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions

Visit three must-see Christchurch attractions in one day: the International Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Experience firsthand what life is like on the ice of Antarctica via an all-terrain Hagglund ride; observe native and exotic animals at the wildlife reserve; and discover military history with two dozen fully restored aircraft representing the four ages of flight. Round-trip hotel transport is included.


  • Experience life on the ice at the International Antarctic Center
  • Climb aboard Hagglund all terrain vehicle
  • Explore the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • Opportunity to hand-feed and pet the animals
  • See New Zealands military history at the Air Force Museum
  • Wander the displays of restored aircraft

What You Can Expect

Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions

Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Four Attractions

The first stop is the International Antarctic Center, a winner of the New Zealand Tourism Board's award for 'Best Visitor Attraction'. The Center recreates the atmosphere of Antarctica providing an interactive experience of Southern Continent. Get blown away by blizzard storms and climb aboard the amazing all terrain amphibious Antarctic vehicle - the Hagglund for a ride of a life time!

The tour then moves on to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve which contains a large variety of birds and animal life both native and introduced. See the national emblem the kiwi in its natural habitat and you'll have the opportunity to feed, and pet the animals through the reserve.

The last stop is the Air Force Museum at Wigram, New Zealand's original Air Force base. The Attraction has 28 fully restored aircraft together with newly refurbished static and interactive displays that dramatically enhance the visitors experience.

Customer Reviews

Lorraine T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2009

Great way to see a lot in a short time although unless you are into airplanes, the Air Force museum was a bit boring although good for a quick look.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2009

Driver was great, very attentive and helpful. We all loved the trip.

Billi T USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2008

New Zealand is a beautiful country and the people are so gracious and friendly

Hannah M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

I only had four days to visit Christchurch, and this package was great. I saw the main attractions and split them up between two days to fit in other activities. This was fantastic and completely worthwhile!

Carlos A R New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

This is great to see Christchurch for the very first time. We had a friendly driver who was punctual.

Harry M Canada

4 star rating: Recommended November 2008

Driver who picked us up at the hotel was confusing and in too much of a hurry. We didn't know what was to happen after Antartica Museum. Lady at museum phoned to clarify this, and our tour guide from that point on was very friendly and helpful.

James C Canada

4 star rating: Recommended January 2008

The driver was brilliant, great and provided educating commentary while understanding the cultural and language differences of the passengers aboard.

Henry S Australia

4 star rating: Recommended March 2007

Good package to see Christchurch for first timer.

Sandra H USA

4 star rating: Recommended February 2007

We saw a lot of Christchurch on our tour. The tour driver was at the location stated on the form and we had great fun all day. I would recommend this to anyone.

Emma T Australia

4 star rating: Recommended February 2007

Tour was great. Best way to see the sights of Christchurch with limited time.
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