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

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$381,42
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US$381,42

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$239,88
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US$239,88

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$79,96
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US$79,96

TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth
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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$136,73

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

Mt Cook, Tekapo & Tasman Glacier 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$159,28
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US$159,28

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$236,68
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US$236,68

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$223,89
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US$223,89

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$102,35
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US$102,35

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$153,52
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US$153,52

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$54,37
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US$54,37

Christchurch Sightseeing Pass
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Christchurch Sightseeing Pass

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Visit four top attractions in the ‘Garden City’ with a Christchurch sightseeing pass. Set your own pace with this 4-attraction pass, which you can use on different days. See the city from above on a 10-minute Christchurch Gondola ride and visit the Time Tunnel exhibit; enjoy a 30-minute punt ride by flat-bottomed boat on the serene Avon River; tour the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by open-top caterpillar bus; and discover 17 stops during a hop-on hop-off tour aboard the Christchurch Tram.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57,57
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US$57,57

Christchurch Zipline Tour

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$92,75
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US$92,75

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$243,08
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US$243,08

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$140,73
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US$140,73

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
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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$19,19
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US$19,19

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$147,12
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US$147,12

Southern Alps Scenic

Southern Alps Scenic

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Discover the picturesque Southern Alps, one of New Zealand's most iconic land features. Fly over the immense checkerboard of the Canterbury Plains, across the tresses of the braided Waimakiriri River and to the sheer sides of a steep gorge to touch down at Chest Peak. Sitting at just under 6,500ft, the peak dwarfs most other mountains in the region. Take in breathtaking, 360 degree vistas stretching from as far as the eye can see, including the Blockbuster backdrops of Castle Hill, the Lees Valley, Flock Hill Station and beyond. All our pilots proudly call Canterbury home and will share their wealth of knowledge and personal anecdotes as you fly near their much-loved and noteworthy spots.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$882,75
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US$882,75
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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$107,15
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US$107,15

Christchurch to Queenstown via Tekapo & Mt Cook Small Group Tour
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Christchurch to Queenstown via Tekapo & Mt Cook Small Group Tour

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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. The ultimate way to get from Christchurch to Queenstown. 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 Lindis Pass, Kawarau Gorge 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, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$191,26
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US$191,26

Christchurch to ARTHUR'S PASS by TRANZALPINE train, rtn by car - Full Day - Pvt

Christchurch to ARTHUR'S PASS by TRANZALPINE train, rtn by car - Full Day - Pvt

With your own local guide join one of the worlds great trains BUT on this tour you'll experience the ride in this world famous scenic train AND explore the return by road with your local guide. They are two very different extraordinary journeys. Featuring the Canterbury Planes, gorges, horseshoe bends, waterfalls, bridges, viaducts and braided rivers, both tours are 5/5. Christchurch, Arthurs Pass by scenic train returning by car. We'll meet you at your hotel and take you to the train at 07:00 and meet you again in Arthur's Pass around 10:30. We'll have time in Arthur's to check out the magical Devils Punch Bowl Falls and take a trip to Otira to the Otira Stagecoach Hotel. We'll be back in Christchurch around 3:00pm. Total tour 9 hours. * Guides are licensed and have passed all Police checks.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$412,59
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US$412,59
Price varies by group size

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

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$22,39
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US$22,39

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$191,26
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US$191,26

Wine trail and Christchurch City day tour

Wine trail and Christchurch City day tour

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Experience the Waipara wine valley and the city of Christchurch during this full-day, guided, small-group tour with transportation in a luxury mini-van. See the city sights as your guide provides commentary and recommendations of what to do in New Zealand’s largest city. Look out at Lyttelton Port and the Canterbury farmlands from atop Port Hills and head north to the region’s wine country to visit boutique vineyards.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$255,87
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US$255,87

Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula

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$119,62
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Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch
"Cat was our tour guide and very knowledgeable. The Blue Mountains are spectacular, Scenic World is interesting and the zoo had several Aussie animals had not yet seen. Coach was comfortable. It was a great day!"..."
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Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch
"Perfectly on time pickup, plenty of time to take pictures, a very well spent day! The guide was very likeable and gave a few explanations and trivia along the way about the countryside and gave very precise instructions for the train. We were able to enjoy the observation cart, so I will have to take another day off to sort the pics 😂. The lunch was perfectly adequate and didn't took too long. The road to the jet boat was beautiful and surprisingly different from the experience of the train. A testament to the richness of Canterbury! The jet boat was a LOT of fun. I was grinning from start to finish! Observing the sheep herding and shearing with the explainations of such a seasoned professional was really nice. I should probably remove one star due to a major mistake by the organizers, which went without consequences. They forgot to book the sheep herding/shearing tour... Luckily they were home and agreed to give us the tour, but it could have ruined this perfect day."..."
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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
"Tania, our driver, was hilarious! Loved singing Che Sera, Sera as we were about to drink Syrah! The meal at Waipara Springs was a lovely mix of food. Great to experience a mix of larger wineries & more homely, family run, boutique wineries like Torlesse & George's Rd."..."
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TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth
"Train ran about 20mins late which might have been an issue had three been a bus connection in Greymouth, but as there wasn’t didn’t matter so much. Scenery was terrific & really enjoyable journey."..."
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Mt Cook, Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Day Tour From Christchurch (Small Group)
"What a great day we had, the view was breathtaking and our guide Kristal was so informative and helpful, it was a long day and she didn’t faulter once, highly recommended this trip"..."
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TranzAlpine Train, Arthur's Pass & Castle Hill Day Trip from Christchurch
"We love every bits of the tour. The guide Anu was prompted to pick us up from our hotel and I felt we were well taken care of by Anu. The right hand side of the train has the best view. The travel agency managed to give all of us a ticket on the right side of the train. That’s wonderful."..."
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Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch
"It was a lucky day ! We saw 2 humpback whales, royal albatross, a lonely Hector's dolphin and a dusky dolphin pod during the cruise. While walking around the cliff, we got really close to fur seals and seagulls. Our guide also shared a lot of information about this tour and New Zealand."..."
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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Center
"Great experience with Joseph our tour guide. Joseph had an in depth knowledge of what we were touring and gave great local insight to it. Loved the tour."..."
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Akaroa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Christchurch
"Scenic drive to Akaroa (sit in front if you’re prone to car sickness because the road is very bumpy and windy) and cute little town to visit. Incredible views on dolphin cruise…lovely day out of the city"..."
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Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Christchurch City Sights
"Despite the heavy rain we thoroughly enjoyed the sightseeing trip. Scottie and his colleague were amazing informative guides who worked flexibly to give us the best trip given the rain. We would recommend."..."
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Christchurch Sightseeing Pass
"Great price for 3 excellent attractions. Staff at all 3 were excellent and made the experiences very enjoyable."..."
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Christchurch Zipline Tour
"fabulous experience. Guides were awesome. Stayed for lunch - good menu selection too. Views were spectacular felt safe envigorating"..."
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Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
"Worth all the money in the world, pricey I guess but the experience made it all worth it big time..."..."
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Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)
"I highly recommend this tour - a great way to see the lakes, mountains and glaciers. The trip is very smooth and our guide was wonderful. He provided a lot of information along the trip and also made sure that we were comfortable with multiple stops along they as well as providing water and snacks. A great day tour and value for money."..."
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
"Great way to see Christchurch. Good info from m the motorman. The teams are all different. They run every 15 minutes"..."
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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Jet Boating
"Our driver/guide Rodney was a delightful guy and very knowledgeable. He went out of his way to accommodate us. Paul, our jet boat driver, was super and gave us a thrilling ride. I would highly recommend this tour for those seeking an adventurous and informative day"..."
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Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Christchurch to Picton
"Being able to travel along the earthquake repaired Kaikoura Coast with its magnificent coastline. To experience the excellent comfort in a very upmarket carriage with a great expanse of window. The food and drink available were also excellent"..."
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Christchurch to Queenstown via Tekapo & Mt Cook Small Group Tour
"Steve was very friendly and made our trip from Christchurch to Mount Cook enjoyable. He knew the places well and gave us lots of tips and time to explore every places that we stopped. It was worth it and would definitely do it again when we travel back to NZ. Highlight of our trip was when we had lunch at the cafe at Mount Cook, overlooking the mountains. The view was spectacular! Thank you Viator for the memorable trip that we will forever treasure."..."
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Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
"Great views. Really helpful staff. They stop the Gondola to allow elderly people in and out. Easy parking."..."
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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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Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula
"Beautiful views! It was a sunny day and our guide Nicole was great. Lovely box lunch on the beach. We added on the Antarctic Centre after our walk. Nicole helped us with that then dropped us off in Christchurch to connect with a shuttle to our cruise ship. Very easy to connect with her to start our tour."..."
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