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Bus & Minivan Tours

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Ride a coach from Christchurch to Queenstown during a fully narrated sightseeing tour via Mount Cook village, situated at the base of New Zealand's tallest mountain. Other South Island highlights include the fertile farmlands of Otago’s Canterbury Plains, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo and the grandeur of the Southern Alps in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt for an included 3-course buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel. If you’d like, take a helicopter or ski-plane flight (own expense).
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

Get ready for a hassle-free day of adventures from Christchurch with round-trip transport, and admission tickets included. The trip will showcase scenic viewpoints along the way, such as Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range, and sites from Lord of the Rings. Avoid long lines at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre by having admission included. Another highlight is a visit to the Tasman Glacier, and a delicious lunch is included too.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$180.34
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch

This is a great option for a Christchurch day trip that combines nature, local wildlife, and delicious food experiences too. Save time planning transfers by having round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle included. You won’t have to worry about bringing snacks with you as light refreshments, drinks, and a delicious lunch are all included. Travel in comfort between dispersed sites including Banks Peninsula, Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, and the Wild Side Conservation Area to spot wild penguins.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$155.60
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Christchurch to Wanaka via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

This one-way coach trip to Wanaka departs Christchurch in the morning, stopping for free time in Mount Cook village along the way. Enjoy fully narrated sightseeing as you skirt Otago’s Canterbury Plains, travel across Burkes Pass and the Mackenzie Basin, visit Lake Tekapo, and enjoy tea breaks in small farming townships. Marvel at the grandeur of UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, a South Island highlight of the Southern Alps. Opt for lunch and, if you’d like, take a helicopter or ski-plane flight (own expense).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$222.01
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Beer & Brewery Tours

Craft Beer Tasting Tour of Christchurch

Taste your way through Christchurch craft breweries on a beer tour that takes you behind the scenes to meet local brewers. With round-trip transport from central Christchurch, you won’t have to worry about driving as you sample the freshest pours at a series of five craft breweries, learning about New Zealand’s local beer scene along the way.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour

Experience the true kiwi way on this fun private tour of Christchurch. Hop in Caroline’s Kombi and explore many of the city’s highlights on a tour that adds a personal touch. Explore art galleries, learn about Maori culture and discover the city’s rich history and culture. Share stories with locals, spot impressive native birds and see the stunning natural landscape. Includes visits to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial and the Bridge of Remembrance.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

Day Trip to Arthur's Pass including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

The TranzAlpine train is often referred to as one of the world’s most scenic train journeys, and this tour will allow you to experience it. Enjoy the convenience of a day trip where all transport is taken care of— round-trip transfers in a luxury minivan, and a TranzAlpine train ticket are included. See Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, Lake Pearson, and get the chance to walk in Arthur’s Pass National Park.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$227.87
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Christchurch to Mount Cook Day Tour - One-Way

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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US$142.58
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

HANMER SPRINGS PRIVATE DAY TOUR INCLUDING HOT POOL & WINE TASTING

The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa is one of the most popular resorts on New Zealand’s South Island and less than two hours north of Christchurch. On this tour, travel from Christchurch in the comfort of a private vehicle, stopping along the way to enjoy wine tasting in the Waipara Hills wine region. Spend the rest of the day at Hanmer Springs, where you can relax in the thermal pools or enjoy optional extras such as a 90-minute hot stone massage or a jet boating excursion.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$162.76
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Private Akaroa Day Tour including Harbour Cruise and Alpaca Farm Tour

Discover a French-influenced coastal town known for gourmet cuisine and scenic farms on a full-day, private tour from Christchurch to Akaroa. Visiting Akaroa with a private guide takes care of logistics while ensuring you won’t be limited by a group itinerary and schedule. Stops to taste cheese and tour an Alpaca farm explore Akaroa’s culinary heritage, and you can watch for Hector’s dolphins, penguins, and seals on an included Akaroa harbor cruise.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$218.10
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Day Tour

Visit the scenic areas of Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki on this picturesque day tour. It can be difficult to get to remote rural areas without a car, but you won’t have to worry about planning transport as Christchurch pickup and drop-off is included. The journey itself will showcase spectacular landscapes along the way. Once you get to Lake Tekapo, highlights include visiting Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Pukaki, and Tekapo Springs.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$182.29
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

Akaroa to Christchurch Full Day Shore Excursion

Enjoy an action-packed day exploring the highlights of Christchurch on this full-day Shore Excursion. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as Akaroa pickup and drop-off is included. Travel with ease in a comfortable vehicle to Christchurch with many scenic stop-offs along the way. As its a private tour, you can customize your day based on your interests and choose which landmarks you see, or book activities in Christchurch.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Experience & Scenic Day Tour

Enjoy a rustic day out in nature, experiencing epic landscapes that featured in The Lord of the Rings films. Starting from Christchurch, this convenient tour will take you out to the Canterbury Plains and a working sheep station. There you can enjoy touring the countryside on a wagon pulled by large Clydesdale horses. This is a fun and relaxing way of experiencing the area, and a great alternative to hiking.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.81
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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2 hour Christchurch City Tour with scenic Chairlift ride

Travel through history from the plains to the hills to take in the contrasting views of the city and Banks Peninsula. Feel our fresh Canterbury air through your hair as you ride up the chairlift.Hear stories of a city rebuilding with fun and unique activities for the locals and visitors alike
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.59
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

9000ft Skydive

This Skydiving Kiwis skydiving package gives you the chance to experience an exhilarating freefall over the New Zealand’s scenic South Island. This package is designed for experienced and first-time skydivers alike. If you’re new to skydiving, learn how to keep safe in the air and do a tandem jump with your instructor; if you’ve jumped before, ride the plane right to the top and try jumping at the highest point!
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$194.66
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Guided Heritage Tour

Enjoy a walk through Riccarton House. Surrounded by lawns, mature trees, gardens and native bush, and bordered by the River Avon, the House enjoys the elegant setting of a bygone era. A guided tour is the only ways to gain access to this historic homestead.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Private Kaikoura Day Tour Including Whale Watching

An excellent choice for nature and animal enthusiasts, this full-day tour is packed with outdoor adventures. Drive from Christchurch through the wine-growing region of Waipara. Destination: Kaikoura, a coastal town known for its abundant wildlife and scenic views. Take a guided tour of the town, go on a whale watching excursion, check out the local fur seal colony, and more.
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  • 10 hours
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US$211.59
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  • 10 hours

Helicopter Tours

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Helicopter Middle Rock High Station Farm Tour & Lunch

Experience a breathtaking flight across the Canterbury Plains to the base of the Southern Alps, for the award winning Middle Rock High Country Farm Tour and Kiwi lunch, with optional jet boat ride and morning tea.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$716.15
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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10 Day Adrenalin Tour. Skydiving, Bungy, Rafting, Climbing, Heli MTB & more.

This tour has been the #1 bucket list New Zealand adventure tour since 2005 and includes skydiving, bungy jumping, heli biking, white water rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, jet boating, high ropes and cross country biking in the price! Also included are 10 nights of comfortable dbl/twin share ensuite accommodation in modern, centrally located 4* studio apartments, plus breakfast and lunch daily. We deliver seamless, professional and fun once in a lifetime tours for visitors to NZ and our trips have been carefully planned to visit fantastic off-the-beaten-track locations as well as the spectacular must-visit destinations for which the South Island is famous. Our guides are experienced and 100% dedicated to the needs of our clients who come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Our tours are typically made up from a mix of solo travellers, couples, and friends and we also frequently run this itinerary as a private option for small groups and families.
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  • 10 days
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US$3,707.70
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  • 10 days

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.98
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

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Merino Sheep Farm Tour | From Christchurch

Hurunui Hills Merino Sheep FarmTravel with Scotty in a small group as he takes you to the family farm. Full commentary is provided from Christchurch as we pass through different regions. Eg. Waipara Winerys & Weka Pass.On the farm, learn more about what we do as a family, how we produce world class sheep products and hear our story with 130 plus years as a family on the property.Our Trip is about giving you a snapshot look into life on a New Zealand Hill Country farmYou will see lots sheep, working dogs & native birdsVisit a woolshed and see where the wool gets shornSee and feel a fine wool fleeceAmazing viewsOur Garden & orchardWe will visit a local historic hotel for lunch. Admire this beautiful Limestone buliding with a refreshment or lunch(Lunch/refreshments are optional & not included)
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.98
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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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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US$71.61
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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Akaroa Shuttle & Dolphin Experience

Departing daily at 8.30am from Central Christchurch this Experience is one not to be missed.We will make our way over the famous Canterbury plains before climbing over the Banks Peninsula into the Ancient Volcanic harbour. Where we will stop for a breathtaking photo opportunity, one your camera can't do justice for! The Cruise departs at 12:45pm and is a very generous 2 hour in length adventure. Once on-board the Akaroa Dolphins Cruise, you will be welcomed in the most Kiwi of setting, with complimentary award-winning wine, beer, organic juice, soft drinks and fresh home baking, all included in the cruise price.During the tour we will spend time seeing the world's unique Hector's Dolphin, found only in New Zealand. The Hector's Dolphin are considered to be the most inquisitive and cheeky of all dolphins found In New Zealand, they are sure to put on an experience you won't forget!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.35
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Customizable private land transfer

Travel from port of call/ disembarkation  with a private vehicle and transfer to your port of embarkation. Examples : Christchurch, Akaroa to Dunedin via land transfer to Tekapo, Mt Cook with photographic stops OR vice versa.  Nelson/Picton to Wanaka or Queenstown  via Punakaiki/Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier with photographic stops .Transfers locations can be tailor made to your requirements.
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  • 3 to 5 days
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US$3,580.75
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  • 3 to 5 days


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