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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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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.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes

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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission

View the highlights of Christchurch on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour that introduces you to the architecture, gardens and waterways of ‘The Garden City.’ You’ll drive past significant landmarks in the city center; meander around ponds and perennial gardens at Mona Vale Gardens; visit the seaside enclave of Sumner; and marvel at the vista over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps from the ‘Sign of the Takahe.’ Choose a morning or afternoon departure, and upgrade to include the International Antarctic Center with an optional Hagglund vehicle ride.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Take the scenic route from Christchurch to Mount Cook on a one-way narrated tour. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as you admire magnificent scenery along the way. You’ll hear informative commentary from the driver-guide while traveling via Otago’s Canterbury Plains and make a photo stop at Lake Tekapo. Opt for an included 3-course buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel at the base of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Christchurch-The Highlights-Cashmere, Lyttelton and Seaside + Gondola 1/2 day

Rather than piling onto the Christchurch City tram and limiting your sightseeing to the central city, take in the whole city on this customizable half-day tour. Avoid the large crowds and rigid itineraries of your usual bus tour and explore the city in a private vehicle with a private guide. Take in the landmarks of the Christchurch rebuild, including the Margaret Mahy Park and the Cardboard Cathedral, enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Cashmere Hills or explore the suburbs by the coast and the hills.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Christchurch Express from Akaroa Wharf

Visit the historic city of Christchurch on a full-day trip from Akaroa Wharf. With drop-off at a location in the heart of Christchurch, you’ll have three hours of independent time to explore Christchurch on your own: visit the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, book a boat ride on the Avon River, or just browse the shops in the city center. This full-day Christchurch excursion includes pickup and drop-off at the port in Akaroa Wharf, and it's a convenient way to add New Zealand's "Garden City" to your time at Akaroa Wharf.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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1-Day Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula

This is a superb choice for hiking fans. Spend a day exploring Banks Peninsula with the convenience of having a guide to navigate. After a morning pickup, you’ll be taken on a roughly 30-minute journey to start your walk. You won’t have to bring heavy equipment with you as a backpack, walking poles, and bottled water are included. Access scenic photo opportunities that you wouldn’t find alone, and hear about the area’s history. Highlights include visiting Crater Rim, seeing views of Pegasus Bay, and enjoying a picnic lunch.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Christchurch Heli-Jet - Helicopter and Jet Boat

No trip to New Zealand should be made without experiencing one of the countries spectacular pristine rivers and a jet boat blast up the river is a "must do" activity. Combined with a Helicopter flight it will be an extra special thrill!Duration: 50 Minutes (approx.)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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The Highlights-Christchurch - Lyttelton & Seaside Suburbs Half Day Private Tour

Get acquainted with Christchurch and discover how the city has recovered from the 2011 earthquakes on this tour of local highlights in the suburbs and the city center. Rather than joining a crowded group tour or finding your way around the city in your own rental car, enjoy an easy drive around the city in your own private transport. Hear about the city’s multi-million-dollar rebuild from your private guide as you visit suburbs and nearby towns like Cashmere and Lyttleton.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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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. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Aoraki Mount Cook & Lord of the Rings Country

Take in sweeping views of New Zealand’s mountains and Lord of The Rings backdrops during a 2.5-hour scenic helicopter flight from Christchurch. Fly over Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, Aoraki Mount Cook, and the Tasman Glacier during this epic helicopter tour. If the weather allows, your pilot lands on Aoraki Mount Cook where you have a short time to walk around and purchase refreshments at the village.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Canterbury Winery Lunch

Take flight with a 20-minute helicopter ride from Christchurch and arrive in style for a lunch date at a delightful regional winery. There, you can dine at your own expense before taking to the air once more. A maximum of five travelers is allowed, although the ride requires good weather.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Christchurch Day Tour

You will visit the highlight places in Christchurch. It's a fully private tour by our veteran local tour guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Christchurch Private Luxury Full Day Tour

This private Full Day Tour explores complete Christchurch city from one edge to another with your private Driver/Guide. Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.Highlights:• Sumner Village• Port Hills• Cardboard Cathedral• Bridge of Remembrance• Punting on the Avon River• Botanic Gardens• Antarctic Center (Optional)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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3 hour Christchurch City Tour with Ziplining at Christchurch Adventure Park

Thrillseekers will love this new attraction in Christchurch, with great views and some adrenalin thrown in, plus a tour through the city on the way to the hills
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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.)
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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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!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 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. 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.PLEASE NOTE: When booking - minimum two adults.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.*** Proud Member: ProGuidesNZ
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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