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TranzAlpine Train, Arthur's Pass & Castle Hill Day Trip from Christchurch
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TranzAlpine Train, Arthur's Pass & Castle Hill Day Trip 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$244,04
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US$244,04

TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth

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Ride a train through the Southern Alps on a remarkable scenic journey aboard the TranzAlpine Train. Choose between three different segments of the TranzAlpine Train route, then enjoy views of native beech forest, the powerful Waimakariri River, and Arthur's Pass National Park from a comfortable carriage or open viewing deck. For getting the history and context of the landmarks along the railway, GPS-triggered audio commentary is available on headphones at every seat.
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  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$140,99
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US$140,99

Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)
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Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)

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Mount Cook (Aoraki) is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 12,218 feet (3,724 meters) and lies surrounded by some of the South Island’s most stunning natural landscapes. On this tour, enjoy magnificent views of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, and Lake Pukaki; pose for photos amid fields of lavender (summer season only); and hike through the Mount Cook National Park to see the Tasman Glacier.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145,11
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US$145,11

Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch
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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
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US$393,29
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US$393,29

Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82,45
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US$82,45

Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Center

Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Center

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Catering exclusively for cruise ship passengers, this half-day all-inclusive coach tour of Christchurch fits in more than most visitors can see or do in a weekend on their own. Combine a visit to the renowned International Antarctic Centre with a narrated, air-conditioned excursion around several of the Garden City’s most historic and picturesque sites, plus learn about the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes as you travel.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105,53
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US$105,53

Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Christchurch City Sights

Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Christchurch City Sights

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56,06
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US$56,06

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

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$247,34
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US$247,34

Akaroa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Christchurch

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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.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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US$158,30
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US$158,30

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

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
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US$230,85
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US$230,85

Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Jet Boating

Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Jet Boating

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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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US$151,70
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US$151,70

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
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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$23,09
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US$23,09

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch
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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
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US$197,21
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Christchurch Zipline Tour
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Christchurch Zipline Tour

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Fly through a series of high-speed ziplines on a Christchurch Adventure Park zipline tour that gets you high in the air for sweeping views of the Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean. Zipline guides and fitted protective equipment ensure a safe, fun adventure through the Port Hills, where you’ll ride four dual ziplines that soar more than 518 feet (150 mt.) above the ground.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95,64
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US$95,64

Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour from Christchurch

Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour from Christchurch

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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Tour. This small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights in the area with the famous Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park and Tasman Glacier as key highlights. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. Highlights: Lake Tekapo Church of the Good Shepard Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park Tasman Glacier, Lake Pukaki While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$164,24
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Full-Day Tour To Queenstown Via Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from Christchurch
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Full-Day Tour To Queenstown Via Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from Christchurch

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Escape the Garden City for a day trip that’ll blow your socks off! Our Full-Day Queenstown, Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from Christchurch Tour allows you to adventure through the best of the Mackenzie Country, without any of the admin. We want you to SEE MORE, DO MORE and SPEND LESS! You’ll travel in a carbon-neutral vehicle that doesn’t skimp on modern needs (think full air-conditioning, USB chargers and WiFi!) whilst exploring Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range and the sites from Lord of the Rings. We know all of this adventuring will make you hungry, so we’ve included lunch at the historic Hermitage Hotel. Don’t let the jaw-dropping views distract you from your epic local eats! We’ll finish off in Queenstown, allowing you to continue off on your adventures, wherever they may take you! Get amongst this 100% Kiwi As experience - we can’t wait to have you on board.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$230,19
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US$230,19

Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

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$250,64
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US$250,64

Christchurch Heli-Jet - Helicopter and Jet Boat
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Christchurch Heli-Jet - Helicopter and Jet Boat

A thrilling jet boat ride and a scenic helicopter tour are both must-do activities in New Zealand. Save yourself time and hassle by combining them in one easy trip. Departing from Christchurch, you’ll fly over the scenic Canterbury countryside, admiring the pristine braided rivers as you go. Soon you’ll be zipping over them in a jet boat navigated by an expert driver who will keep you safe while you’re having fun.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$253,94
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US$253,94

Christchurch Lyttleton Shore Excursion - City Highlights and Waipara Wine Tour

Christchurch Lyttleton Shore Excursion - City Highlights and Waipara Wine Tour

Enjoy both a complete morning tour of Christchurch city tour with a lunch and tastings at four beautiful wineries in the Waipara region on shore excursion from Lyttelton. This tour includes all major city attractions such as Mona Vale Gardens, historic buildings, botanical gardens and spectacular view of the southern alps and canterbury plains from the Sign of the Takahe. At the conclusion of your city tour, enjoying wine tasting from four popular wineries in the Waipara region.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128,62
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US$128,62

Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula
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Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula

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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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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123,34
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Mt Cook, Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Walk Day Tour From Christchurch (Small Group)
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Mt Cook, Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Walk Day Tour From Christchurch (Small Group)

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Escape the Garden City for a day trip that’ll blow your socks off! Our Mt Cook, Tekapo and Tasman Glacier Day Tour from Christchurch allows you to adventure through the best of the Mackenzie Country, without any of the admin. We want you to SEE MORE, DO MORE and SPEND LESS! You’ll travel in a carbon-neutral vehicle that doesn’t skimp on modern needs (think full air-conditioning, USB chargers and WiFi!) whilst exploring Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range and the sites from Lord of the Rings. We know all of this adventuring will make you hungry, so we’ve included lunch at the historic Hermitage Hotel. Don’t let the jaw-dropping views distract you from your epic local eats! We’ll head back to where we began in Christchurch after a day of seeing the best of the best, allowing you to continue off on your adventures, wherever they may take you! Get amongst this 100% Kiwi As experience - we can’t wait to have you on board. PLEASE NOTE: This tour is 13.5hrs long and not flexible
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$164,24
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US$164,24

Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Christchurch to Picton

Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Christchurch to Picton

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Perhaps New Zealand’s most scenic railway, the Coastal Pacific follows the South Island’s rugged Kaikoura coastline, with dramatic windblown seascapes to the right and enormous, native bush-clad mountains to the left. The journey by train from Christchurch to Picton offers an unrivaled opportunity to enjoy this landscape’s rugged beauty in comfort and class.
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  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110,48
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US$110,48

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch
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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$280,72
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Discover Christchurch Tour

Discover Christchurch Tour

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This is a wonderful way to see Christchurch City. We showcase the best of the city to you and include some of the best local attractions. With a food tasting at a fabulous atmospheric venue in Central Christchurch, punting, gondola and the Christchurch Tramways this is a day out not to be missed. Excellent local guides, small group tour so you will be very well looked after throughout the day
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$217,00
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TranzAlpine Train, Arthur's Pass & Castle Hill Day Trip from Christchurch
"An excellent, well-organised trip with a friendly and helpful guide called AJ. Both the train journey to Arthur’s Pass and the journey back were informative and very enjoyable. Lots of stops to go and explore the beautiful scenery. A full day, in sunshine, who could ask for more?"..."
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TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth
"The scenery along the trip was amazing, what a experience! We really enjoyed the ride, highly recommended."..."
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Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)
"Anuj our guide was terrific and had such passion for the area-we learned so much on the day. It's a long day but worth it. The glaciers were a highlight."..."
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Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch
"A fantastic day out. Dave was our guide and really looked after us. From organising our train seats and taking us to out of the way places to telling us the local stories and history Dave was an interesting and knowledgeable guide."..."
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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
"Great experience with a bunch of great people. Graham the bus driver was great too. A must do trip if you are visiting Christchurch 😊🥂"..."
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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Center
"The Antarctic Centre is worth the trip, an experience like no other. The little blue penguins, sled dogs, storm simulator, and Hagglund ride. We feel ready to visit Antarctica now."..."
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Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Christchurch City Sights
"Excellent tour guide very knowledgeable, bus nice and clean , was on time . I have nothing more to say"..."
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Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch
"We had a great rapport with small group and our great tour guide Scotty. Beautiful mountain scenery!"..."
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Akaroa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Christchurch
"I came for the dolphins. I saw dolphins. Everything else was a nice bonus. Wasn't a huge fan of lunch so if I did it again I would've skipped but it's all personal preference. Knowledgeable commentary, friendly guide, & everything was sorted it's a great day trip option if you have the time."..."
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Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch
"Thank you, we had a wonderful trip and saw 3 whales! We also loved the seals and albatross. The staff were really welcoming, friendly and highly professional and the commentator excellent."..."
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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Jet Boating
"This tour offered a wonderful insight into the highlights of Christchurch, with a little fun thrown in. Our guide, Joseph was an approachable, knowledgeable and thoughtful guide who put us first at all times - we were incredibly impressed by him and had a fantastic day gaining some unique local insights"..."
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Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
"Gondola was super nice and the view on to was breathtaking . The facilities was on top at the base and the summit .its worthy to try ."..."
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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch
"Great trip! Lots to look at and lots of stories shared by our guide, Steve. Steve was great and kept us informed about all places we were passing through as well as at the LOTR site itself. Well worth it!"..."
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Christchurch Zipline Tour
"Confidence building as great safety and care of clients. Lots of fun to share as a family group. Helps to push personal boundaries."..."
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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour from Christchurch
"The whole day really. Pick ups were on time & precise. Guide kept us informed from start to finish. Nice group of people on the small bus. The views were amazing. Taken to all the best views."..."
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Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
"Amazing Experience. My kids absolutely loved it (as I did) and the way the team treated my mother (who has asthma) was amazing. They treated her like a VIP instead of someone with a heath condition. They also went out of their way to help her be able to experience the dolphins with us."..."
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Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula
"I can not say enough positive things about this tour! The tour operator kept us so well posted before the trip! The trip itself started with an amazing cappuccino! And then the hike filled my adventurous heart!! Highly recommend!"..."
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Mt Cook, Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Walk Day Tour From Christchurch (Small Group)
"A great (and long) day, not just for sightseeing, with very good lunch provided in a very nice hotel restaurant! Our tour guide, Will, is very dedicated to his job. He was making sure we were on time for every stop, and flexible when someone needs a bit extra time. Will is very funny, that made us having fun off the van as well as in the van."..."
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Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Christchurch to Picton
"Loved it. Favorite bit was the "open" railcar that allows you take in the wind and sights. Partner had the food which was good."..."
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Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch
"Seeing these icons of New Zealand made for a very memorable day. The scenery was spectacular. Gary was a fabulous host, taking care of our every need. The day was well managed and we didn't feel rushed. We highly recommend this trip."..."
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Discover Christchurch Tour
"We were extremely lucky in scoring a one-on-one with Peter. Peter was very knowledgeable and informative about all aspects of Christchurch and surrounds. Definitely a must do activity upon arriving in Christchurch."..."
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