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Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from ChristchurchDay Trips

Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch

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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!
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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US$251.42
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US$251.42

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from ChristchurchFull-day Tours

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$213.83
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US$213.83

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from ChristchurchDay Trips

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

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Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a Kaikoura whale-watching cruise. Look for impressive sperm whales along with migrating humpbacks and southern right whales, and search the waters for orcas and other dolphins as an experienced guide shares informative commentary. Visit a New Zealand fur seal colony on land, glimpse the snowy peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges and top off your full-day tour with a wine-tasting in North Canterbury. Includes optional lunch, with round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch to the picturesque town of Kaikoura.
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  • 11 hours
From
US$221.25
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US$221.25

Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from ChristchurchDay Trips

Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

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Travel by TranzAlpine railway to Arthur's Pass National Park, riding across the Canterbury Plains, then winding through Waimakariri Gorge and into the heart of the Southern Alps on this day trip from Christchurch.  An informative guide takes you on a minivan tour of Arthur's Pass, including short rain forest walks past rivers to mountain vistas at Castle Hill. Enjoy a hotel lunch and light refreshments before the return trip via Waimak Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to eight participants, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$399.77
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US$399.77

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

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

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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$285.34
Price varies by group size
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US$285.34
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Day Trip to Arthur's Pass including TranzAlpine Train from ChristchurchDay Trips

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

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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$321.82
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US$321.82
Price varies by group size

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse TrekNature and Wildlife

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

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Enjoy a guided horseback ride at a high-country sheep farm in Springfield, outside Christchurch. This horse trek takes you on a riverside trail that is suitable for the entire family. Beginning or more experienced riders can walk, trot or canter past the Waimakariri River Canyon with views of the Southern Alps. Set out in the morning or afternoon in a small group of six people per guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.40
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US$89.40

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from ChristchurchJet Boating

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from Christchurch

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Take a jet-boat ride on the Waimakariri River, locally known as ‘The Waimak,’ with round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch. Select whichever duration best suits your schedule: enjoy a 30-minute braided Blast on the Lower Waimak, a 30-minute Adventure tour through Waimakariri Gorge or a 1-hour Canyon Safari adventure full of thrills and spills — suitable for the whole family.
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  • 1 hour
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US$97.22
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US$97.22

 Christchurch Gondola Ride TicketAttraction Tickets

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

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Take an aerial journey on the Christchurch Gondola to the Port Hills crater rim and Mt Cavendish summit. At the summit complex — revamped since the 2011 earthquake — you’re rewarded with views of the cityscape, the Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour. Upgrade for admission to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens including a caterpillar bus tour, or go punting by flat-bottomed boat on the Avon River.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.11
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US$20.11

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in ChristchurchFun & Games

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in Christchurch

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Experience the forests of New Zealand from the top down on this obstacle course in Christchurch. Book your admission ahead of time to guarantee admission to this popular attraction, where participants take on challenges like the flying fox, the Tarzan jump, the wrecking ball, and the barrels. Upgrade your experience with a GoPro rental to document your feats of strength and endurance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.17
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US$30.17

Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from ChristchurchCultural Tours

Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

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Enjoy a unique opportunity to swim with dolphins in the wild during an Akaroa Harbour cruise. Strap on your provided wetsuit, flippers and snorkel gear, then slip into the water to swim alongside inquisitive Hector’s dolphins. This full-day trip from Christchurch includes a drive through the South Island countryside to Akaroa. You’ll admire breathtaking points of interest such as Governor’s Bay and Lake Ellesmere en route, enjoy free time to explore Akaroa, then visit a cheese factory for a tasting session in Barry's Bay.
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  • 9 hours
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US$211.19
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US$211.19

5-Day South Island Tour from ChristchurchNature and Wildlife

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

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See the top sights of the spectacular South Island on a 5-day guided coach tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain; enjoy free time to explore the adventure capital of Queenstown; take a boat cruise on Milford Sound, surrounded by steep rock walls; view Fox and Franz Josef glaciers; and travel by rail through the Southern Alps aboard the scenic TranzAlpine Express. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and four nights’ accommodation in Queenstown and Franz Josef.
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  • 5 days
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US$1,286.55
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US$1,286.55

Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from ChristchurchCultural Tours

Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

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Be enchanted on a Kaikoura dolphin swim during a 12-hour day trip from Christchurch. Travel via the rolling hills of North Canterbury to the rugged Kaikoura coastline, a whale-watching paradise where you’ll board a sightseeing boat and dive into the Pacific Ocean with a provided wetsuit and snorkel. Swim alongside dusky dolphins in their natural habitat and learn from your guide how to encourage interaction with one of nature’s most graceful and curious sea mammals.
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  • 12 hours
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US$241.36
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US$241.36

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from ChristchurchDay Trips

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch

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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$235.29
Price varies by group size
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US$235.29
Price varies by group size

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

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

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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$224.16
Price varies by group size
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US$224.16
Price varies by group size

Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Day TourDay Trips

Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Day Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$301.70
Price varies by group size
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US$301.70
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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from ChristchurchDay Trips

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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

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Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine region, including stops at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills, Torlesse Wines and Waipara Springs. Learn from a knowledgeable guide about Waipara’s unique terroir as you sip a range of superior reds and whites.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$60.34
US$67.05
US$6.71 savings
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US$60.34
US$67.05
US$6.71 savings

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through ChristchurchDining Experiences

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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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 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.83
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US$82.83

International Antarctic Center General Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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Learn about Antarctic landscapes, wildlife and explorers with tickets to the International Antarctic Center in Christchurch, an award-winning experience that combines fun and education. Try to weather a harsh Antarctic storm, then hear about life on the remote Scott Base and spend some quality time with the Center’s adorable Little Blue penguins. Enjoy Hagglund rides and 4D shows, and enter the 'cuddle zone,' where you can meet, snuggle and pet the fluffy Huskies that explorers historically used to pull their Antarctic dogsleds.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$32.85
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US$32.85
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Explore Mount Cook from ChristchurchDay Trips

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

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Surround yourself with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on this day trip from Christchurch. Travel by coach past the foothills of the Southern Alps to the Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Basin; stop at Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukari; and enjoy views of Tasman Glacier. Enjoy lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in UNESCO-listed Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park. Includes round-trip hotel transport by coach with morning and afternoon tea.
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  • 12 hours
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US$258.12
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US$258.12

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch including Coastal Pacific TrainCultural Tours

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch including Coastal Pacific Train

Soak in the natural beauty of New Zealand with a full-day tour to Kaikoura from Christchurch. Start with transfer to the Coastal Pacific Train for the journey north to Kaikoura, then transfer to a sturdy boat for your whale-watching cruise. Have lunch afterward, then visit a New Zealand fur seal colony and winery on the return drive to Christchurch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$288.29
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US$288.29

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from ChristchurchOvernight Tours

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

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A Kaikoura whale-watching cruise and dolphin swim are the highlights of this delightful 2-day nature tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Your marine experience includes a visit to a New Zealand fur seal colony and suiting up in snorkel gear to swim alongside the amazing dusky dolphins. Stay overnight with 5-star accommodation in this tiny coastal town after a scenic drive by coach through North Canterbury, and stop for complimentary wine tasting on the return journey.
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  • 2 days
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US$454.12
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US$454.12

Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from ChristchurchDay Trips

Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch

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This full-day Albatross Encounter tour in Kaikoura takes you on a narrated boat ride from the rugged coastline. Kaikoura may be famous for its whale and dolphin sightings, but it’s also one of the world's most abundant regions for oceangoing birds like the southern royal albatross. The Kaikoura Peninsula offers spectators a look at petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls as well as a fur seal colony. Round-trip coach transport from Christchurch hotels is included.
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  • 11 hours
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US$211.19
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US$211.19

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off TramHop on Hop Off

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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Travel the full circuit aboard the Christchurch Tramway, which departs regularly. Use your ticket to hop on and hop off at 17 stops and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Drivers provide live commentary on the landmarks of this South Island city. Bonus: children up to age 15 travel free.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.76
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US$16.76

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