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7-Hour Christchurch Tour from Akaroa Wharf

7-Hour Christchurch Tour from Akaroa Wharf - Christchurch, New Zealand
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Duration: 7 hours
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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$31.97

This group tour travels directly to Christchurch, offering an opportunity to explore the rich history of New Zealand's English Rose known by many as The Garden City. You will have approximately 3 hours free time to explore at your own pace. Highlights in walking distance of your drop off in Christchurch include the Botanical Gardens, Punting on the Avon, Central Christchurch shopping precinct, Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum and the National Earthquake Memorial Wall ... More info ›

This group tour travels directly to Christchurch, offering an opportunity to explore the rich history of New Zealand's English Rose known by many as The Garden City. You will have approximately 3 hours free time to explore at your own pace. Highlights in walking distance of your drop off in Christchurch include the Botanical Gardens, Punting on the Avon, Central Christchurch shopping precinct, Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum and the National Earthquake Memorial Wall. Port pickup and drop-off are included in this tour. 

Journey from Akaroa to Christchurch travelling around and over the picturesque foothills of Banks Peninsula with elevated views of the city as well as bays, estuary and inlets.

Arrive at Rolleston Avenue, close to Hagley Park, near Christchurch's central city where you can view the Botanical Gardens, go punting on the Avon River (additional charge) or visit the Museum and central city shopping area. This tour includes informative commentary.

Highlights in walking distance of your drop off in Christchurch include: 

  • the Botanical Gardens
  • Punting on the Avon
  • Central Christchurch shopping precinct
  • Art Gallery
  • Canterbury Museum
  • the National Earthquake Memorial Wall


*Drop off and pickup is from the same point (outside Canterbury Museum) in Rolleston Avenue.

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2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek

2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek - Christchurch, New Zealand
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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$69.63

Join us for a two hour Horse river trail ride. We are only 45 minutes from Christchurch and on a 2000 acre high country sheep farm station situated in Kowai Bush, Springfield ... More info ›

Join us for a two hour Horse river trail ride. We are only 45 minutes from Christchurch and on a 2000 acre high country sheep farm station situated in Kowai Bush, Springfield. This is the perfect place for a horse riding adventure that is suitable for the entire family. Our horses are fully trained for beginner riders but are also fantastic for the more experienced rider allowing great opportunities for a trot or canter.

See the spectacular mountain views of the Torlesse basin, as you horse trek through the valley to the Otarama lookout point. We ride past the magnificent snow fed Waimakariri Canyon and our high country farm with the back drop of the Southern Alps. 

We stop for refreshments and fantastic photo opportunities overlooking the Canyon before we ride down the terraces, following the musterers trail through the farmland. This ride is suitable for all ages, riding abilities and fitness but caters also for the more experienced riders with plenty of opportunities for some faster paced riding.

Our 2000 acre high country sheep farm situated in the Rubicon Valley near Springfield is a mixture of flat river terraces and rolling hills running alongside the magnificent Waimakariri River Canyon. There is spectacular scenery at every turn with ancient beach trees, native birds and over 3000 sheep.

All groups are small, so you get personal care and attention from our trained professional Trek Leaders. We pride ourselves on our family owned and operated business specializing in delivering truly professionally run activities with our horse trekking.

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6-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Milford Sound, Queenstown and Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier

6-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Milford Sound, Queenstown and Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier - Christchurch, New Zealand
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Duration: 6 days
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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$1640.90

Treat yourself to a semi-independent 6-day trip to the stunning fiords, gorgeous glaciers and top-rated scenic rail routes of New Zealand's South Island, on this round-trip from Christchurch. Travel by narrated coach and aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway and TranzAlpine passenger trains; enjoy a Milford Sound cruise with onboard lunch; soar above Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Skyline Gondola; and take a complimentary shuttle to the Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier lookout point ... More info ›

Treat yourself to a semi-independent 6-day trip to the stunning fiords, gorgeous glaciers and top-rated scenic rail routes of New Zealand's South Island, on this round-trip from Christchurch. Travel by narrated coach and aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway and TranzAlpine passenger trains; enjoy a Milford Sound cruise with onboard lunch; soar above Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Skyline Gondola; and take a complimentary shuttle to the Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier lookout point. Overnight stays allow for plenty of free time to explore independently.

This 6-day sightseeing tour of the South Island from Christchurch uses scheduled coach and rail service with expert commentary and assistance, but no tour guide or escort. A Milford Sound cruise with onboard lunch and a Queenstown Skyline Gondola ticket are included in your itinerary; optional activities in Dunedin/Otago Peninsula and Queenstown can be added to the package on your own. You have the option of standard 3-star or superior 4-star accommodation for five nights.

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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Queenstown and Milford Sound

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Queenstown and Milford Sound - Christchurch, New Zealand

Duration: 5 days
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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$1261.23

Discover the highlights of the South Island, from stunning glaciers to national parks, aboard a sightseeing coach with commentary. This 5-day trip begins and ends in Christchurch, including a TranzAlpine train ride through the Southern Alps and a Milford Sound cruise with onboard lunch in UNESCO-listed Fiordland ... More info ›

Discover the highlights of the South Island, from stunning glaciers to national parks, aboard a sightseeing coach with commentary. This 5-day trip begins and ends in Christchurch, including a TranzAlpine train ride through the Southern Alps and a Milford Sound cruise with onboard lunch in UNESCO-listed Fiordland. Overnight stays in Fox Glacier and Queenstown allow for plenty of free time to explore independently.

This 5-day sightseeing tour of the South Island from Christchurch is semi-independent, using scheduled coach and rail services with expert commentary and assistance, but no tour guide or escort. A Milford Sound cruise with lunch is included; you can book optional activities in Queenstown or Fox and Franz Josef glaciers on your own. You have the option of standard 3-star or superior 4-star accommodation for five nights.

Day 1: Christchurch – Greymouth – Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier
Make your own way to Christchurch Railway Station and board the TranzAlpine. One of New Zealand’s most popular passenger rails, the TranzAlpine traverses the Canterbury Plains, Arthur’s Pass and the Southern Alps with commentary via your headset.

On arrival, it’s a short walk to the bus stop, where you’ll board an Intercity Coach for the journey down the West Coast to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, you’re dropped off in the early evening for an overnight stay in either township.

Day 2: Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
Enjoy an entire day free to explore on your own. Opt for a Fox Glacier helicopter flight, embark on a guided valley walk to Franz Josef Glacier or soak up the scenery from the villages. (Note: it’s best to prebook any helicopter flights, as they often sell out early.)

Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier – Queenstown Today's full-day coach journey travels south into rainforest and rugged coastal vistas, reaching Lake Wanaka and continuing through Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown. 

You'll arrive at your destination by late afternoon, so you have plenty of free time to explore. Ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola for unrivaled views of the Remarkables mountain range, or spend your evening on a boat cruise aboard the steamship TSS Earnslaw, riding across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm (all additional activities at own expense). 

Day 4: Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown (L)Get an early start on your full-day tour, motoring around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Lake Te Anau, then into UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. You’ll pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel, listening to commentary and stopping for photos and walks along the way. 
Then view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls on a Milford Sound cruise, enjoying lunch served on board before the return to Queenstown in the evening. 

Day 5: Queenstown – Mount Cook – Christchurch Today, travel through Kawarau Gorge and over the Lindis Pass to reach Aoraki/Mount Cook — New Zealand’s highest mountain — around midday. Passing Lake Tekapo, your coach then heads north to Christchurch to end a full day of narrated sightseeing. 

Day 6: Christchurch Your tour concludes this morning upon check-out from your hotel.

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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket - Christchurch, New Zealand
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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$41.92

The International Antarctic Center is The Coolest Fun in Christchurch!
Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions.

The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 2 or 92, there are hours of fun here for everyone.

You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins!  There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D and lots more!

It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

We are located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day of the year from 9am – 5.30pm.

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The International Antarctic Center is The Coolest Fun in Christchurch!
Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions.

The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 2 or 92, there are hours of fun here for everyone.

You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins!  There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D and lots more!

It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

We are located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day of the year from 9am – 5.30pm.

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7-Day South Island Photography Tour from Queenstown to Nelson

7-Day South Island Photography Tour from Queenstown to Nelson - Christchurch, New Zealand

Duration: 7 days
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

From USD
$2838.65

Join top New Zealand photographers Richard Young and Shaun Barnett on this exceptional 7-day photography tour of the South Island’s wild West Coast. Timed at the end of winter, when the light is crisp and low, the West Coast Photography Tour offers excellent opportunities to capture the wild beaches of the area, its forests and waterfalls, as well as views of the snow-covered Southern Alps.

The South Island’s West Coast boasts more forests, mountains and protected lands than any other region of New Zealand ... More info ›

Join top New Zealand photographers Richard Young and Shaun Barnett on this exceptional 7-day photography tour of the South Island’s wild West Coast. Timed at the end of winter, when the light is crisp and low, the West Coast Photography Tour offers excellent opportunities to capture the wild beaches of the area, its forests and waterfalls, as well as views of the snow-covered Southern Alps.

The South Island’s West Coast boasts more forests, mountains and protected lands than any other region of New Zealand. Here, wild and remote coastlines are flanked by primeval rainforests, with the high peaks and glaciers of the Southern Alps rising beyond.

Highlights include amazing coastal sunsets, Lake Masterson sunrise, jet boat into the Waitangiroto Reserve and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area.

Day 1 – Wanaka / Queenstown
This morning we drive to Queenstown then onto Glenorchy, capturing en route the beauty of tranquil Lake Wakatipu with its surrounding snow-capped mountains. The day finishes by photographing sunset over the lake Wakatipu.

Day 2 - Queenstown / Haast
Today we drive over the Crown Range then climb up to Haast Pass, the gateway to the West Coast, where we stay overnight. Along the way we photograph a number of extraordinary waterfalls, including a beautiful 30-metre cascade in stately beech forest. Tonight we capture our first West Coast sunset.

Day 3 - Haast / Fox Glacier
We travel along the West Coast exploring some of the magnificent rainforest of the Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage area, before heading to Fox Glacier. At sunset, we visit a remote West Coast beach which offers panoramic views of the snow-covered peaks of the Southern Alps.

Day 4 - Fox Glacier
This morning we photograph sunrise at Lake Matheson, capturing the often-perfect reflections of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman - New Zealand’s highest mountains. If the weather is right you will have the option (at additional cost) to take a helicopter flight onto the vast upper neve of the Fox Glacier for some unparalleled photo opportunities. Sunset tonight will see us heading out to Okarito Lagoon offering panoramic views of the Southern Alps, rising beyond a vast extent of rainforest.

Day 5 - Fox Glacier / Punakaiki
This morning we drive up the coast to Whataroa, stopping here for a jet boat trip up the Whataroa river, the only way to access the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve. Here we will photograph the country's only nesting site for the beautiful White Herons (Kotuku) along with the Royal Spoonbill. After this we drive further up the West Coast, with several stops en route, including the turquoise waters of the Hokitika Gorge. We reach Punakaiki and its famous Punakaiki rock formations in time for sunset photography.

Day 6 - Punakaiki
This morning we explore the exquisite limestone and river landscapes of Paparoa National Park. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the exceptional coastline in this area, sunset will see us heading out onto stunning beaches to capture the last light hitting the coastline and huge breaking waves.

Day 7 - Punakaiki / Nelson
Today we will head away from the West Coast, following the Buller River to its source at the first of the two National Parks we visit today, Nelson Lakes to photograph the beautiful lake and mountain backdrops. We then head to Kahurangi, to walk out of a short track to capture beautiful beech-forested valleys of one of New Zealand’s largest untouched wildernesses. We then arrive at the top of the South Island in the city of Nelson to connect with late afternoon flights.

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