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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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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sights with Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

When your cruise ship docks in Christchurch, benefit from a full-day tour that combines a half-day city tour of Christchurch with a visit to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Take in the city’s historical landmarks and rebuilding efforts underway since the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Then head to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve for a guided tour that includes viewing of endangered kiwi birds and other New Zealand wildlife.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Wine Tasting Tour with optional Gourmet Lunch

Wine lovers—if you’re visiting Christchurch and want to sample excellent local wine, this is the tour for you. Enjoy a carefree day where everything is taken care of—a driver will pick you up from Christchurch and take you on a scenic drive to Waipara Valley in North Canterbury. Your private chauffeur will transport you between wineries, and you’ll try four different wines. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a delicious 2-course gourmet lunch at a winery is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Akaroa Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Pvt Tour - Full Day 2 - 5 people / options

Make the most of your time in port in Akaroa with a private shore excursion custom-made for you and your group. Take in the highlights of Christchurch, visit the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, or explore the coastal neighborhoods and beaches of Lyttelton, Recliffs, and Sumner. Alternatively, choose from a range of optional extras such as a visit to an alpaca farm, a ride on the Christchurch Gondola or historic tram, or a tour of the Air Force Museum.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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

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Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Christchurch City Sights

Make the most of your time in port in Christchurch with a half-day shore excursion that takes in all the highlights. Explore downtown Christchurch, stroll around the Botanical Gardens and Monavale Gardens, and learn how the city was rebuilt after the devasting earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Continue along the scenic Summit Road, stopping to admire the views from the Sign of the Takahe, and stop at Sumner Beach for a walk along the coast.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Jet Boating

A day in Lyttleton can be an exhilarating experience. Speed up the weaving waterways of the Waimakariri river on a jet boat, then enjoy exploring Christchurch. Learn about the city’s rebuild post-earthquake, and travel into the Port Hills to get a view over the Canterbury Plains. This tour is designed especially to work with cruise ship timings.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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1 day private tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt.Cook

" We do it your way " There will be no rushing around on these trips , just time for you to see things that you have come to see and at your speed .
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Waipara Wine Tour With Lunch

Enjoy a shore excursion from Lyttelton exploring four of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards, including Waipara Springs Winery, Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills and Greystone Winery, with wine tastings of both red and white wines and lunch.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Lyttelton - Akaroa - Christchurch Cruise - Full day private upto 5 ppl / options

MY MOST POPULAR PRIVATE TOUR. Rated 5/5Bespoke private tour with a LOCAL - 16+ years experience. He'll share his 'special spots' not accessible by bus.At a comfortable pace see the Bays, Little River, Lyttleton and Christchurch in this packed day of sightseeing.If you decide to take in the alpaca farm tour...great decision. You won't be disappointed.Make good use of some Self Directed Sightseeing: There's an extensive list of 'add-ons' if you want to make the most of your time in Christchurch ....add-ons that can include:- Gondola ride and Time Tunnel ride and incredible 360 deg views, 1,500 ft up.- Punting on the River Avon.- International Antarctic Centre with huskies, penguins and the Hagglund ride...wow!! Or you can simply wander, mingle and take in the atmosphere of the oldest yet soon to be the most modern and safest city in the world.**** More than 4-5 people in your group? Larger groups by arrangement - ask for a quote.********* Proud Member: ProGuidesNZ
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: TranzAlpine and Arthurs Pass Tour

Make the most of a day off the cruise ship, with this tour which departs and returns from Lyttleton Port. Get into the New Zealand mountains, driving to Springfield then taking the picturesque Tranzalpine express to Arthurs Pass. Admire the snowy mountains, go for a jetboat ride on the river, and explore Arthur’s Pass Village.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Lyttelton Port to Arthurs Pass - LOTR - FULL day cruise Excursion upto 5 ppl

Lakes, rolling farmland, sheep, cows, horticulture, stunning limestone formations, waterfalls and the share grandeur which is the Main Divide between the east and the west coasts. The Southern Alps form part of the Ring of Fire or the San Andreas Fault line. 30 Million years in the making what you see on this tour will leave you breathless. Familiar with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy? You can have your photo take with LOTR memorabilia surrounded by the mountains that features in this epic series of movies. ** More than 4 - 5 ppl. in your group, ask us for a quote - bigger vehicles are available****PLEASE NOTE**: This is a FULL day tour to Arthur's Pass. Groups must have an eight (8) hour on shore window to undertake this tour comfortably. You must be with your driver guide no later than 08:30 otherwise the tour will be shortened to accommodate the shorter time available. We must have you back in Lyttelton by approx 16:30 (4:30 pm) to accommodate final boarding time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Aoraki Mt Cook Full Day Tour from Christchurch / Lunch / Dark Sky Exp + return

This tour takes in the Canterbury Plains, Geraldine, Failie, Burkes Pass, Three Creeks, Lake Tekapo and features the NEW Dark Sky Experience. Lunch is included.Embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making with this multi-media indoor astronomy experience that combines science and tātai Aroraki (Māori astronomy).Thought-provoking, educational and entertaining, this journey is sure to change your outlook in the best possible way.This is your tour. Unlike a bus tour your knowledgeable and professional driver/guide will do everything he can to make this tour a 'memory you will never forget'. He will stop at all the best vantage points and share the interesting history and facts of this beautiful region.Licensed tour operator, advanced driver trained and with outstanding client reviews....you're guaranteed "every moment a great memory". Promise!!**** More than 4/5 people in your group? Larger groups by arrangement - ask for a quote.********* Proud Member: ProGuidesNZ
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Lyttelton Cruise Excursions: Christchurch Sightseeing with Sheep Farm

Visit a working sheep farm with dog mustering, sheep shearing and morning or afternoon tea combined with a city tour of Christchurch taking in not only the damage to the city by several earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, but also the rebuild currently taking place with its remaining historic landmarks and the existing beauty of this picturesque city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Overnight Tours

Overnight Luxury Tour - Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo from Christchurch

Enjoy a 2-day tour to Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo from Christchurch. Travel in a small-group in a Mercedes Benz minivan with your chauffeur/ guide. Spend the day exploring alpine walks and glacier valley in Mt. Cook and enjoy your evening stargazing in the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. Enjoy your lunch in Mt. Cook and splurge on dinner and breakfast with overnight stay in a 4-star accommodation in Lake Tekapo. Soak yourself in hot pools at Tekapo Springs before heading back to Christchurch.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Sit, Ride and Relax - (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.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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The Highlights-Christchurch, Cashmere, Lyt, seaside suburbs + Amazing Gondola

Small numbers - private - bespoke...everything you want tour. 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. ****** Proud Member: ProGuidesNZ
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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One hour Christchurch city highlights

A snapshot of our emerging and changing city, stepping through history to our 21st century gems. Great for those with limited time.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Twin Harbour Tour (Lyttelton & Akaroa)

A shore excursion highlighting the magnificent scenery of the Banks Peninsula and its twin harbours of Lyttelton & Akaroa. From Lyttelton travel through the harbours inner bays through Gebbies Pass, Lakes Ellesmere & Forsyth and onto the hilltop overlooking Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy a two-hour nature cruise in Akaroa Harbour, with usual sightings of the rare Hector’s Dolphins and other native marine wildlife, followed by an optional lunch at Bully Hayes. In the afternoon, visit a cheese factory and stop on the hills overlooking Christchurch for great views of the city and Canterbury Plains.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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