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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Maori Experience including Hangi Dinner and Guided Kiwi Tour

If you’re traveling to New Zealand’s South Island and skipping the North Island, there’s no reason you should miss out on a combined Maori cultural show, hangi dinner, and kiwi bird sighting experience. This combined package includes them all, and is the only place in the South Island to do so. It’s a fun and convenient way to experience New Zealand’s unique culture, cuisine, and nature.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour of Christchurch

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 2.5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Ko Tane Maori Experience including Hangi Dinner

Learn more about New Zealand’s Maori culture while enjoying a delicious hangi dinner located in a natural forest setting. This is the only place in the South Island where you can have such an experience. It’s a fun activity for travelers with all sorts of interests, including those who want to get a glimpse into Maori cultural traditions, as well as families.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Sightseeing Tour

Travel to Christchurch via the Banks Peninsula on a full-day Akaroa shore excursion by luxury coach that includes sightseeing stops at Little River and Sign of the Takahe. You’ll get great views across the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps on the trip from Akaroa to Christchurch, then step off the coach in a central, walkable location by the Canterbury Museum. With free time to explore Christchurch on your own, you can take in the sights, do some shopping, or just enjoy the city’s historic atmosphere and architecture.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

Enjoy travelling to your destination from Christchurch in our luxurious 4x6 AWD Mercedes bus.  On your journey take in the truly breath-taking scenery: the southern alps and the Ben Ohau Range, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and even multiple sites from the film Lord of the Rings "middle earth" before arriving at the famous Hermitage Hotel for a delicious buffet lunch. Get ready to explore the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre 3D theatre, Museum and digital dome Planetarium where you can discover the history of the region through spectacular 3D experiences.  Jump on board the included afternoon side trip to the Tasman Glacier - or relax back at Mt Cook Village (there's plenty to do at the Alpine Centre, Hermitage’s Retail Centre, or Department of Conservation’s Visitor Centre). Fully inclusive price also includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, meals and refreshments, admission to the Alpine Centre, glacier side trip, and a lively & entertaining tour guide!
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hrs
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  • Duration: 11 to 12 hrs
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Christchurch Sheep Farm Visit

Visit a working sheep farm in the heart of the Canterbury Region on this day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy New Zealand hospitality with morning or afternoon tea and then watch a sheep shearing demonstration. You can upgrade your tour to include a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Waimakariri River or go wine tasting at Waipara Valley vineyard, where you can sip various vintages. Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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The Works - ChCH - Lyttelton & seaside suburbs

SPECIAL PRICES VALID FOR BOOKINGS DECEMBER 2018 - 31 JANUARY 2019 ONLYMinimum 2 adults per bookingPLEASE NOTE: ANY CHILDREN AND MORE THAN TWO ADDITIONAL ADULT GUESTS - please purchase tickets at CHILD price and advise us. Yes, more than 2 adults participating only pay CHILD price. Save!!Up to 5 of your family or friend in NZ lambs wool comfort.3 to 4 hours in duration.Complimentary light refreshments Prices include 15% Goods & Services Tax
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Kaikoura Express return from Christchurch

Come and say, 'Kia Ora!' to KaikouraRun away to Kaikoura for a 1 or 2 day scenic trip with complimentary Christchurch pick ups.Just 200 kms to the North, Kaikoura is a historic seaside settlement famous for wildlife, culture and great food!Jump aboard the Kaikoura Express and we'll take you on a scenic journey direct to the heart of Kaikoura with optional free connections to the Dolphin Encounter and Albatross Tours.Check out the native New Zealand Fur Seals, the rough rugged and wild coastline, a dolphin or whale watch tour, check out the spectacular Albatross or just cruise at your own pace.Kaikoura is a region rich in Maoritanga (indigenous culture) - join a walking tour and learn about the local flora and fauna or take a moment to explore the Kaikoura Museum and soak up the local history.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch

Enjoy seeing a variety of birds and animals during a guided tour of the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, followed by an entertaining evening with the Ko Tane Maori cultural performance plus a buffet dinner. You’ll enjoy two popular attractions, including a traditional 4-course ‘hangi' meal followed by a short city tour of Christchurch at night. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing

Treat yourself to a special evening at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch. Experience a traditional Maori cultural performance and view the kiwi bird in its natural habitat. Visit the Ko Tane marae, a living Maori village, where you’re informed and entertained with Maori dance and song including the ‘haka' (war dance). Then observe endangered North Island brown kiwis and South Island kiwis— flightless birds native to New Zealand.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Guaranteed Kiwi Viewing & Maori Performance

Experience the South Island's only Māori Cultural Experience & guaranteed kiwi viewing all in one location. An 'up close, personal and interactive' experience including New Zealand's wildlife and culture. • General entry to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve • 45 minute guided kiwi tour • 1.5 hour interactive Māori Cultural experience
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Akaroa Shuttle - Christchurch and International Antarctic Centre Tour

Get more out of your time in New Zealand by going on an adventure to Christchurch. You’ll save time organizing transport by having round-trip transfers from Akaroa Wharf included. Enjoy commentary and admire scenic views along the way over Banks Peninsula. Tickets to International Antarctic Centre are included, so you won’t have to waste time in long visitor lines. Enjoy exploring the center independently, spot penguins, go on a Hagglund ride, and learn about life in Antarctica.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Ko Tane Maori Performance

Experience the South Island's only Māori Cultural Experience - an interactive, fun and educational journey through time of an ancient people. • Experience a traditinal Māori pōwhiri (welcome • Learn about the tools and skills of the Māori hunter • Enjoy an interactive and entertaining kapahaka performance
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Private Day Tour from Christchurch

A must see, Akaroa is situated 83 km from Christchurch. The French tried to claim it but the British beat them to it. There are many a story to be told about that! Akaroa is nestled on the eastern edge of two extinct volcanoes. Together these volcanoes make up Banks Peninsula one of the most picturesque areas in New Zealand. This private, very personal tour will go where no bus can go. You can stop when and where-ever you like, unlike in a bus when you must stop where the company tells you. Your experienced local driver/guide will share the history, drama and beauty of the area where the Maori fought for ownership and Captain Cook made probably the biggest mistake of his life.A highlight will be the two hour nature and wildlife cruise of the harbour and sea mouth area on board 'The Black Cat'
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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Clippity Clops Scenic Day Tour & Clydesdale Horses High Country Wagon Ride

As you journey from Christchurch, courtesy of Maossie Tour's extremely comfortable 4x6WD luxury bus, on your way to your destination - a fully-fledged working sheep station in New Zealand's high-country - take in the breath-taking scenery of the Southern Alps including sites from "Lord of the Rings" Middle Earth. Be transported back in time enjoying enjoy a truly unique experience: a nostalgic but comfortable wagon ride pulled by some “gentle giants” - a team of Clydesdale horses - into the spectacular Aotearoa back-country highlands. Braided rivers, green pastures, forests, deer, horses, sheep, hidden tracks, and absolutely remarkable mountain scenery. Fully inclusive price includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, scrumptious special lunch, morning and afternoon tea, wagon ride, luxury coach travel including onboard WIFI and USB - and a lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide who can relate all the history, myths and legends!
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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New Zealand Farm & Scenic Day Tour from Christchurch

Journey through the beautiful Canterbury Plains set against the remarkable mountain scenery of the southern alps. Enjoy the luxury & comfort of a top-of the range Mercedes Benz AWD bus. On your way to different farms (up to three) you will take in the wonder of this diverse landscape containing tussock, braided rivers, plateaus, hills & mountain lakes. An enormous variety of farm types in the region include horse studs, deer, cereal crops, poultry, orchards, vineyards, vegetables, forestry, pigs, & flower growing: but the juggernauts of sheep farming (mutton, wool) and cattle (dairy farming, beef) dominate. Fully inclusive price includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, scrumptious special lunch, morning & afternoon tea, luxury mini-coach travel incl. onboard WIFI & USB, & an entertaining / highly knowledgeable tour guide who can relate all the agricultural facts, figures & history of this unique countryside!
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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