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Arthur's Pass Day Tour including 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!
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola Punting and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Spend your time in Christchurch with tickets and transport to four top attractions. Enjoy a punt ride down the Avon River, a shuttle tour of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a Christchurch Gondola ride to the Port Hills, and an independent hop-on hop-off tour of the city center aboard the Christchurch Tram. Visit the affluent coastal suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs, or hop off at any of the 17 stops that showcase the highlights of New Zealand’s second-largest city. Hotel pickup is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour and City Sightseeing

Board the Taieri Gorge Railway for a legendary trip on this train-lover’s shore excursion from Dunedin, which includes a 2-hour sightseeing tour by coach. You’ll journey by rail through stunning scenery surrounding the Taieri River, passing over century-old viaducts. Then see Otago University, the Dunedin Botanical Gardens, stately homes and other historical sites of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula before you’re returned to the Dunedin port.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

This guided tour from Christchurch includes a Hagglund snowmobile ride at the International Antarctic Centre and a dinner buffet at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Start with the Snow and Ice Experience and watch the antics of playful arctic birds at the Penguin Encounter, then observe both native and exotic animals — including the endangered kiwi bird — at the wildlife reserve after your five-course meal. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Queenstown - Southern Lakes Ski Area - Full Day Private Tour-Transfer From ChCh

It's a real shame to travel to New Zealand and not see the Canterbury Plaines, Southern Lakes (Lake Tekapo, Pukaki and Wanaka), Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and the Southern Alps by road. You haven't seen the South until you have taken a day to see it closeup and personal with me.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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The Highlights-Christchurch - Lyttelton & Seaside Suburbs Half Day Private Tour

This is a PRIVATE tour where you can get up close and personal with our new city.Totally focused on showing you what $50 billion can be spent on to make this the most modern city in the world, along with the gardens, English architecture, stunning scenery and even our iconic dairy fresh 'Hokey Pokey' ice-cream.We’ll head in to the hills, over to Lyttelton and through to the seaside suburbs of Redcliffs and Sumner. We’ll visit ‘Brigadoon’ No bus will take you there! PLEASE 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 lamb’s wool comfort. 3 to 4 hours in duration. OPTIONAL but recommended Add-On'sADD The Christchurch Tram Tour (NZ$25.00 pp) - message us if interested.ADD The Christchurch Gondola and Time Tunnel experience (NZ$30.00 pp extra) - message us if interested.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Aoraki - Mt Cook Bespoke, private, half day escorted tour for up to 5 people

- Aoraki / Mt Cook Bespoke, escorted private tour for up to 5 people by your guide with 16 years experience and a lifetime of stories.- Visit Aoraki / Mt Cook Visitor Centre - Height 3,724 mtrs ( 12,217 ft ) - Lakes like you've never seen before...close up.- Large modern air conditioned vehicle w/ pure NZ lambs wood seat covers. - This area will blow you away! Promise.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kaikoura Quad Bike Tour from Christchurch

Explore the rustic Kaikoura countryside by quad bike on this action-packed off-road adventure. You’re driven from Christchurch through the eastern landscapes of the South Island to Kaikoura, where you’ll take the helm in your own all-terrain vehicle, following your guide in a caravan after some free time to explore the town. Motor over a backcountry route of winding trails, grassy slopes and the Haumuri Bluffs with views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Catch the Sunrise - (Full Day)

This tour is great for photographic opportunities, to walk a beautiful bush track and is especially targeted for people who want to get up early and enjoy the morning sun. The adventure begins before the sun rises. This tour can definitely be private, same price just give us a ring. Watch the sunrise take some great photos and while you are getting that great photo shot, breakfast will be on its way, this will get you going.Complimentary snacks and hot drinks along the way.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Aoraki-Mt Cook Private Day Tour From Christchurch for Upto 5 People & RETURN

This is a private tour where you can sit back, relax and not worry about driving in the mountains; and in winter, on snow covered roads. This is your tour. Unlike a bus tour your knowledgable and professional driver/guide will do everything he can to make this tour a 'memeory you will never forget'. He will stop at all the best vantage points and share the interesting history and fact of this beautiful region.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Highlights - CHCH - Cashmere, Lyttelton and Seaside Suburbs + Historic Tram

This is a bespoke, private tour for up to 5 people you know. We can stop when you want or where your driver/guide suggests and with 16 years in the tour business and 40 years as a resident he's a true local 'kiwi' that knows the 'spots'.Visit the Sign of the Kiwi...the Lyttelton Time Ball Station, Mt Pleasent, Sumner and redcliffs etc, etc...all places the buses don't go. See a city enjoying a $50 billion rebuild. Visit Memorials, Arts Centre, Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, the NZ$1 million Margaret Mahy Playground - incredable!You'll be tempted to sample a kiwi icon ...'Hokey Pokey' pure dairy fresh NZ ice cream - complimentary.Lots of stops and lots of memories and of course a ride and informative tour on one of Christchurch's historic trams...such an old world pleasure.Flexible start time, 10:00 am recommended but can be operated at any time that suits the guests. Let Christchurch Taxi Tours know your preferred time when you book.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Highlights-Christchurch, Cashmere, Lyt, seaside suburbs + Amazing Gondola

Small numbers - private - bespoke...everything you want tour. Your experienced driver guide knows all the right spots to visit. He's been showing people his beautiful city for over 16 years.Learn how $50 billion dollars is being spent to build the most modern city in the world. Drive into the Cashmere Hills, past the historic Sign of the Takahe, stop at the Sign of the Kiwi, see the Adventure Park.Wend your way into beautiful Lyttelton, visit the Time Ball Station before heading through the longest road tunnel in New Zealand.From here we will pick up the amazing Christchurch Gondola...1,500ft (330 Mtrs) up, you will have the most panoramic views of the city, Lyttelton and all the way to the Southern Alps. Take the Time Tunnel ride. A-MAZE-ING!! It’s all included.From the Gondola we’ll head out to the seaside suburbs of Redcliffs and Sumner and maybe sample an iconic dairy fresh ‘Hokey Pokey’ ice-cream. Yum!We’ll stop by ‘Brigadoon on the way back to your accommodation.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Electric Bike Rental in Christchurch

Explore Christchurch on a bicycle without breaking a sweat or getting cramps in your legs. Take your electric bicycle (or e-bike) out on a self-guided day trip around the city; use one of the provided maps to find a range of local attractions and landmarks without worrying about getting left behind by your tour group. If you have a busy schedule, guided half-day tours and hourly rentals are also available.
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kaikoura Whales

Kaikoura WhalesFly with Garden City Helicopters, Christchurch  to Kaikoura for the ultimate whale watching experience ever! year round spectacular views of this rich marine environment and awe inspiring surrounding scenery is breathtaking. Snowy Mountains meet the sea. Enjoy stunning scenic views of the coastline and see the mighty sperm whales in their natural environment. • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sit, Ride and Relax - (Half Day)

We are a locally owned, specialised boutique tour company operated by Vicky Eastwood - your experienced & passionate New Zealand tour guide.Vicky's tours are uniquely designed to entice you to explore areas such as Christchurch, Sumner, Lyttleton, Akaroa available as half or full day tours.Mix and match a range of activities in and around the Christchurch city area.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Private Day Tour from Christchurch

Full day tour.A must see for UPTO 5 PEOPLE, 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
  • Free Cancellation
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Akaroa Helicopter Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa is the jewel in Canterbury's crown, a gorgeous little French inspired sea-side village full of wonderful shops, restaurants and cafe's to explore and home to the world's rarest dolphin. A helicopter flight takes just 15 minutes from Christchurch!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Catch the Sunrise - (Half Day)

This tour is great for photographic opportunities, to walk a beautiful bush track and is especially targeted for people who want to get up early and enjoy the morning sun. The adventure begins before the sun rises.Watch the sunrise take some great photos and while you are getting that great photo shot, breakfast will be on its way, this will get you going.Complimentary snacks and hot drinks along the way.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Big Explore - Akaroa-Christchruch & Banks Peninsula (Full Day)

We are a locally owned, specialised boutique tour company operated by Vicky Eastwood - your experienced & passionate New Zealand tour guide.Vicky's tours are uniquely designed to entice you to explore areas such as Christchurch, Sumner, Lyttleton, Akaroa available as half or full day tours.Mix and match a range of activities in and around the Christchurch city area. We can discuss options along the way we can personalise the tours as we go.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Canterbury Winery Lunch

Take flight in a helicopter from Christchurch and arrive in style for a lunch date. You can choose between two regional wineries where you will dine. The helicopter ride lasts 20 minutes. Lunch is not included in the tour price. A maximum of five travelers is allowed, and the ride requires good weather.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Christchurch-The Highlights-Cashmere, Lyttelton and Seaside + Gondola 1/2 day

Bespoke, private, felxible tour with an experienced Local who has 16 years experience in the tour business. Passengers can stop when they like...unlike a bus tour where the participant goes where they are told. See a city enjoying a NZ$50 billion rebuild.See, $1 million Margret Mahy Playground, see and vosot memorials, Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, Arts Centre, parks and gardens...this is The Garden City after all.You'll be tempted to sample a kiwi icon ...'Hokey Pokey' pure dairy fresh NZ ice cream - complimentary.Climb 1,500 ft (330 metres) up to the top of the Cashmere Hills and marvel at the 360 deg views from the Gondola Station. Take the incredable Time Tunnel ride. All included in this one tour price.10:00 am is a great time to tour but this time is flexible. Let Christchurch Taxi Tours know your preferred time when you book.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Christchurch Half-Day Gardens Tour

See why Christchurch is coined the ‘Garden City’ on a 3.5-hour guided tour of its stunning garden landscapes. You’ll visit a combination of award-winning private and public gardens such as Mona Vale, the Sanitarium factory gardens and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Stroll past ponds, fountains, rose gardens and glass conservatories as you learn about herbs, roses, perennials and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. 
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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