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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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$259.60
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$259.60

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

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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$1,328.44
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$1,328.44

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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$69.23
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$69.23

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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$155.76
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$155.76

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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$228.45
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$228.45

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

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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$206.99
Price varies by group size
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$206.99
Price varies by group size

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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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$85.52
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$85.52

TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Train Pass 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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$134.13
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$134.13

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

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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$248.53
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$248.53

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

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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$294.63
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$294.63
Price varies by group size

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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$412.78
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$412.78

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

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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$266.53
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$266.53

Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch

Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch

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Getting to Aoraki/Mount Cook from Christchurch is half the fun on this private day trip. Get a look at New Zealand’s tallest mountain and dig into a delicious buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel. Then take a walk in Mt. Cook National Park or stroll the village during free time. En route, admire gorgeous views from Lake Pukaki and make a stop at the alpine waters of Lake Tekapo.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.22
Price varies by group size
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$276.22
Price varies by group size

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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$249.22
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$249.22

International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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
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$33.92
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$33.92

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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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$20.77
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$20.77

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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$24.23
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$24.23

Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier (small Group Tour Including Lunch)

Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier (small Group Tour Including Lunch)

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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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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.76
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$137.76

Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

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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$218.07
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$218.07

Private Tour Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo Including Lunch

Private Tour Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo Including Lunch

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This action-packed private tour is the perfect way to discover the outdoor beauty between Christchurch and Queenstown. Take the stress out of figuring out local public transport by having round-trip private transport in a luxury vehicle included. See Lake Tekapo, Mt. John Observatory, Lake Pukaki, Mt. Cook, Lake Dunstan, and more. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, a tasty buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel is included.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.99
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$206.99

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

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View Franz Josef Glacier and experience a Milford Sound cruise on this 4-day semi-independent tour of New Zealand's South Island. You’ll travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown via the Canterbury Plains, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, then motor up the west coast to Greymouth before riding the TranzAlpine train on the return to Christchurch. Listen to narration on board as the driver highlights this scenic region from picturesque mountain peaks to deep fiords. Overnight accommodation and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 4 days
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$1,288.56
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$1,288.56

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch including Coastal Pacific Train

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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$297.68
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$297.68

A Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours, includes wine tastings and lunch

A Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours, includes wine tastings and lunch

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Tour one of New Zealand’s up-and-coming wine regions the easy way from Christchurch on this hassle-free day trip. Leaving the city behind, you’ll be driven to the scenic Waipara Valley region, which is dotted with vineyards. Visit several of the best and sample a range of red and white wines. Don’t worry about who is going to drive as transfers are taken care of.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.84
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$103.84
Price varies by group size

3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

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See the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Traveling by coach and train, you’ll stop in UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and Queenstown, travel up the west coast to Franz Josef Glacier, and visit the Gold Rush town of Greymouth, then board the homeward-bound TranzAlpine train across the Southern Alps and past the Canterbury Plains. Listen to informative onboard commentary and enjoy two nights’ accommodation as you explore the sights independently.
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  • 3 days
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$1,015.34
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$1,015.34

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What people are saying about Christchurch Tours

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Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch
"I didn't get to do the Arthur pass tour however I did the whale tour and that was great. Rob is so helpful with his knowledge and went beyond his job to ensure we are comfortable and enjoy our trip. Thanks Rob, Tina"..."
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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch
"great trip. great accommodations. driver narrations were relevant. coaches we're spacious. magnificent countryside"..."
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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
"Great lunch, all 4 winery's were different but good. Waipua Hills had a great variety. Guide Ian was great, lot's of local knowledge."..."
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Akaroa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Christchurch
"The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We enjoyed all aspects of this trip. It was a great day."..."
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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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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch
"Really enjoyable tour. Our guide was friendly, informative and articulate with interesting insights on New Zealand and the site where one of the scenes from Lord of Rings was filmed. Quite beautiful. Richard"..."
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Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
"The food. It was very good and the staff were very friendly, the service was very good. It was great value for money, will do it again next wedding anniversary."..."
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TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth
"It was fantastic. The comfortable seats and space were very generous. The view from the windows were really good but it was a perfect sunny day . The train was so quiet and smooth and the staff were very efficient. The audio was very informative"..."
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Day Trip to Arthur's Pass including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch
"Our guide, Anujk, was exceptional. He knew where to stop for our best pics. He didn’t rush us at all and was very knowledgeable. He’s a great asset to the tour company. The views and the hike up to Devil’s Punchbowl were great. Oh, did we mention the views were great. Beautiful area of New Zealand."..."
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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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Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch
"Just about everyone agrees the tranzalpine is a great train ride and this tour took in the best part leaving us at Arthur's Pass to explore the park with our guide. No long hikes but the short walks were very scenic and photogenic,"..."
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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch
"This was a wonderful trip! The route design is very well, take you to the most beautiful place in NZ."..."
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Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch
"Our guide Anusj was amazing! Polite, friendly and knowledgeable. We had amazing weather and the change in lunch venue was also perfect. Highly recommend."..."
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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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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket
"Seeing the penguins, especially, feed time.Huskies were a great hit.Also children enjoyed there ride on Hagglund,and 4D movie. All in all an amazing experience."..."
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
"Fabulous way to see the inner city. We did the whole tour then spent the day hopping on and off the tram at the places we wanted to explore further"..."
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Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
"The view up the top was amazing, then you go to the cafe and see the other side and it’s even more incredible"..."
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Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier (small Group Tour Including Lunch)
"This tour is perfect, and Anujk was a wonderful guide, very nice and helpful. The whole area surronding Mount Cook is just beautiful."..."
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Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
"A really pleasant day. A relaxing ride to Akaroa and then a couple of hours on the water in search of dolphins. We did manage to see quite a few along with some penguins. After that some time in town for lunch before departing for Christchurch. A fun day trip."..."
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Private Tour Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo Including Lunch
"Great way to see more of the island vs flying from major city to city. The stop at Mt Cook was lovely. Our driver/guide, Anuj, did a great job. We are a quiet group and it was the perfect balance of learning about what was around us and chill time."..."
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4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch
"This tour arranges everything including hotel pick up /drop off, coach, train tickets and accommodation. Everyday we just sit back and relax and there is always someone taking care of you. The 'one million dollars' view from queenstown to milford sound is so amazing that you won't be disappointed."..."
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A Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours, includes wine tastings and lunch
"A very knowledgeable guide that made the day.The explanations of each wine gave us a good grounding of the wines. Also the differences between the wines was remarkable some nice some not so much."..."
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3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch
"Best trip ever, the guide was a wonder, absolutely above all expectations."..."

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