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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights TourDay Trips

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

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Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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  • 6 hours
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$58.96
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$58.96

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic CentrePorts of Call Tours

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you sightseeing in Christchurch via a scenic drive through the Banks Peninsula. See the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other city highlights before a visit to the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch's top attraction. Feel arctic winds at the Snow and Ice Experience and observe New Zealand wildlife at the Penguin Encounter. Finish with an all-terrain adventure on a thrilling ride by amphibious Hagglund vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
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$100.59
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$100.59

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature CruiseNature and Wildlife

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

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Spend your shore excursion in Akaroa on a 2-hour nature cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Your professional skipper points out abundant wildlife that may include Hector’s dolphins — the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins — New Zealand fur seals, blue penguins and yellow-eyed penguins. You’ll motor past volcanic cliffs and remote sea caves by luxury catamaran en route to Seal Bay and a salmon farm in Lucas Bay.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.87
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$60.87

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife ReserveDay Trips

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you on a scenic journey into Christchurch via the Banks Peninsula with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Your tour of the ‘Garden City’ includes a stroll through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and a look at earthquake recovery efforts in the city center. You’ll find exotic critters such as wallabies, gibbons and lemurs at the wildlife reserve, and meet the elusive but iconic kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird.
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  • 6 hours
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$97.12
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$97.12

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local TourHalf-day Tours

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour

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Enjoy a local 3 hour guided sightseeing shore excursion of Akaroa exploring the beautiful township, harbour, and this portion of the Banks Peninsula. After being picked up from the Akaroa Wharf, your coach will travel through township and the inner bays of the Akaroa before arriving at a local cheese factory, for tastings, and travelling along the old volcanic crater rim for some magnificent views of the harbour and peninsula. Afterwards, head back into Akaroa for a guided tour of the famous Giants House, with its beautiful gardens and mosaic sculptures. This tour is perfect for those looking for a short tour of the local sights and attractions!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.73
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$50.73

Guided Electric Mountain Bike & Sea Kayak Tour in AkaroaMountain Bike Tours

Guided Electric Mountain Bike & Sea Kayak Tour in Akaroa

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This will be one of the best if not THE best experiences you will have during your NZ vacation! There is no better way to maximise your day in stunning Akaroa! If you love to get some exercise while exploring with a local guide this tour is for you. Get the best of both worlds as you pedal and paddle your way through this action packed unforgettable day of adventure with us. Incredible views from the top of the Crater while riding to the summit await! Get up close and personal with the marine/nature reserve as you sea kayak through its pristine turquoise waters. Enjoy touring with Local knowledgeable guides who love to share their knowledge Small intimate groups are key for safety and opportunity to chat with the guides through out the tours Exploring the area from two different perspectives will blow your mind and there is no better way to make the most of your time in this special place! And of course you get some Great exercise!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$190.11
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$190.11

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm TourDay Trips

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

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While your cruise ship is docked in Akaroa port, take a guided shore excursion to Christchurch and nearby Canterbury via the scenic bays and coves of the Banks Peninsula. Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other highlights during a city sightseeing tour, then see sheep dogs and a sheep-shearing demonstration as you get a feel for rural life on an authentic New Zealand sheep farm. Afternoon tea and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
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$104.06
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$104.06

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Sheep Farm Local TourBus Tours

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Sheep Farm Local Tour

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A 2.5 hour shore excursion which combines a guided local tour of Akaroa township and harbours with a tour of a working sheep farm. After being picked up from the Akaroa Wharf, your coach will travel through township and the inner bays of the Akaroa before arriving at a local cheese factory, for tastings, and travelling along the old volcanic crater rim for some magnificent views of the harbour and peninsula. Following a great photo opportunity, your driver will take you to a nearby local sheep farm where you'll be able to enjoy sheepdog work, a sheep shearing demonstration, and afternoon tea, all before returning reuniting you with your cruise ship.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.96
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$66.96

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak RiverDay Trips

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

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When your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a shore excursion to Christchurch for a sightseeing tour, followed by an adrenaline-charged jet-boat ride on the Waimak River. Escorted by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll combine a drive through the Banks Peninsula with the city landmarks of Christchurch and an exhilarating jet-boat ride. Round-trip port transport is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$121.40
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$121.40

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House TourDay Trips

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour

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If you're pulling into port in Akaroa, this shore excursion is designed to show you some of the sights of New Zealand's South Island. You'll explore the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, plus take a guided tour of the Giant's House. See how the city has rebuilt since the 2011 earthquake, and stop by places such as the Botanical Gardens. This tour allows you to relax on a pre-planned adventure instead of trying to find your own way around the area from the cruise ship port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.93
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$87.93

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Dolphin Experience in Akaroa HarbourNature and Wildlife

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Dolphin Experience in Akaroa Harbour

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This Akaroa Harbour dolphin swim is the ultimate shore excursion while your ship docks at the port. You can observe Hector’s dolphins from the boat or don a wetsuit, mask, and snorkel and dive into the water to swim with the New Zealand dolphins — the smallest and rarest in the world. Enjoy a complimentary hot beverage and shower after your swim. With a maximum of 12 swimmers permitted per vessel, this 3-hour tour provides a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.19
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$60.19

Akaroa Cruise - highlights and 1 hr Alpaca Experience - 1/2 day private tour **Nature and Wildlife

Akaroa Cruise - highlights and 1 hr Alpaca Experience - 1/2 day private tour **

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From Akaroa, this 1 hour working Alpaca Farm Tour PLUS a 3 hour local highlights sightseeing tour is great value. 2 - 5 people on a private experience of total awesome!! Travelling in comfort with light refreshments provided while you travel, join your professional driver/guide as you experience these adorable animals. Later take in the stunning beauty and history that is Akaroa and Bank Peninsula in our Akaroa highlights package. You driver/guide knows all the right places to visit, many places no bus can stop or reach. Stop for pictures whenever you want to stop and not be dictated to by a bus driver. All my tours are very cost-effective and takes the worry out of planning and driving, so you can relax and enjoy. Perfect !! **** More than 4/5 people in your group? Larger groups by arrangement - ask for a quote.**** A private dedicated tour with the experts.....and a proud full member of ProguidesNZ.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.41
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$168.41
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Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II SailingSailing

Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing

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Sail in the crater of an extinct volcano with the rarest dolphins in the world. Long encounters and beautiful scenery. 3 hour trip on a quiet sailboat in nature. You can also see penguins, seals and albatross. The Fox II is a vintage sailboat, almost 100 years old! Made from wood, 2 masts and 6 sails. It is the oldes ketch in New Zealand. Has been in movies, TV shows and is famous all over the world. Visit amazing sea caves, cliffs, waterfalls and venture out into the pacific on this safe, quiet, truely memorable experience. Eco friendly, with minimal carbon footprint. Make the choice for a better future.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.40
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$74.40

Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa (Private Tour) 2 People Day Trips

Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa (Private Tour) 2 People

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This is a private transfer by a professional chauffeur. We can tailor your tour to meet any special requests within the time period. Our tour lasts for 6 hours and includes: transfer from Akaroa to Christchurch (90 minutes); transfer from Christchurch to Akaroa (90 minutes - depending time of day) and approximately a 3 hour tour of Christchurch including time for your lunch, morning or afternoon tea if required. Your driver will arrange to meet you in Akaroa, transport you to Christchurch for your tour and return you to Akaroa. Professional Chauffeur driven luxury vehicle / limo / limousine New Zealand Transport Agency licenced (this vehicle is not a taxi)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$415.52
per group
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$415.52
per group
Taking safety measures

AKAROA PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION (Christchurch City & Banks Peninsula)Day Trips

AKAROA PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION (Christchurch City & Banks Peninsula)

Save time waiting for other cruise ship passengers and escape straight to Christchurch for this private shore excursion. Once you arrive, experience Christchurch without the noise and rigid timetables of a big tour group. Take a electric caterpillar bus around the famous Botanical Gardens, boat down the Avon river in a traditional English poling punt, and discover how Christchurch is rebuilding in the wake of the devastating 2011 earthquake.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$329.50
Price varies by group size
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$329.50
Price varies by group size

Private Day Excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch and Banks PeninsulaDay Trips

Private Day Excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

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This is a private small group tour for up to 9 people. The route from Akaroa to Christchurch takes you over the old volcanoes of Banks Peninsula with varied scenery (farms, sheep, volcanoes, harbours, lakes, villages) and there is 1.5-2 hours driving time (90 km/50 miles) each way. We are happy to customise your tour to include attractions such as the International Antarctic Centre or Willowbank Wildlife Park (cost extra) , etc. We are locals and give an in-depth commentary covering the volcanoes, NZ and local history, earthquakes etc. The route is more or less like a figure "8" so the scenery is always changing and we cover a lot of places of interest on this day excursion to Christchurch and back. We have you back at Akaroa Wharf at least 1 hour before the last tender.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$867.12
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$867.12
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Akaroa, Private Day Tour from Christchurch with 2 hr Wildlife & Dolphin CruiseBus Tours

Akaroa, Private Day Tour from Christchurch with 2 hr Wildlife & Dolphin Cruise

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This private day tour is the ideal way to see Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula from Christchurch, as you are in control of your tour. You can stop wherever you like for a photo opportunity, or spend longer at places that interest you. The recommended itinerary includes a wildlife-spotting cruise, a cheese factory, and time in the port town of Lyttleton. Make the most of a short stay in the Christchurch area on this well-planned tour.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$274.01
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$274.01
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Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa Private 1-5 Passengers Mercedes MinivanDay Trips

Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa Private 1-5 Passengers Mercedes Minivan

This is a private transfer by a professional chauffeur. We can tailor your tour to meet any special requests within the time period. Our tour lasts for 6 hours and includes: transfer from Akaroa to Christchurch (90 minutes); transfer from Christchurch to Akaroa (90 minutes - depending time of day) and approximately a 3 hour tour of Christchurch including time for your lunch, morning or afternoon tea if required. Your driver will arrange to meet you in Akaroa, transport you to Christchurch for your tour and return you to Akaroa. Professional Chauffeur driven luxury vehicle / limo / limousine New Zealand Transport Agency licenced (this vehicle is not a taxi)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$623.63
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$623.63
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Taking safety measures

Akaroa-Christchurch Cruise Ship - Spanish Driver Guide / Chofer Guía en españolDay Trips

Akaroa-Christchurch Cruise Ship - Spanish Driver Guide / Chofer Guía en español

Our exclusive service offers you absolute flexibility to do exactly whatever and whenever you want. Once you arrive after your long trip from home you can sit back, relax and enjoy as your driver escorts you around this fascinating country introducing you to guided local tours around different towns and natural landscapes, in English, Spanish and Italian. We are Professional Drivers and qualified by New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). Also we hold a Transport service Licence (TSL) and we are part of ProGuide Association. We can drive around all of New Zealand and our best option is to start or finish your trip in Christchurch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$519.58
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$519.58
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