Canterbury, New Zealand
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From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

1. From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is by no means among the world’s tallest but with the nearby Mt Cook village just 750m above sea-level, the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatization whatsoever, and so this tour is perfect for people of all levels of fitness. The guided tour begins with pickups in Queenstown and Frankton, before you then travel through the stunning Kawarau gorge to Cromwell. After making a comfort stop in the quaint township of Omarama (where you have the option to taste one of the best creamy chicken pies in New Zealand), you climb your way through Lindis Pass, one of only 3 alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. As you exit the Pass, you may catch glimpses of the mighty mountain itself; but before arriving there is much more to see, including what many consider one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Pukaki is one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, and is framed by the backdrop of Aoraki and its brothers in the Southern Alps. The location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lake Pukaki is a destination in and of itself. You soon pass the delta where the mountain’s various rivers, creeks and streams converge to form the lake, and the mountain continues to grow steadily in stature and grandeur until the shear scale of the view makes you feel powerless. Arriving at the alpine village of Mt Cook and the Hermitage - home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre - you now have the freedom to explore in whatever way suits your energy levels and budget. Please select the activity you would like to include during the booking process, which are at an additional charge.

Christchurch: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

2. Christchurch: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Christchurch's top highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a 2.5-hour guided tour riding a bike.  Ride in class and comfort on bike discovering various parts of the city.  See Christchurch differently and feel cool as you cruise around Hagley Park, the Avon River Trail, the Arts Center, and more uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your fun bikes. Visit many famous sights in central Christchurch like the Town Hall, the Margaret Mahy Playground, and discover architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

From Christchurch: Walking Tour on Banks Peninsula

3. From Christchurch: Walking Tour on Banks Peninsula

Plan the perfect itinerary with your guide by selecting from a few great options with varying distances. Walk from 1-3 hours depending on how far you want to travel. Experience stunning Canterbury views and on this hike with experienced local guides. Journey for 30 minutes from Christchurch in a comfortable van and relax as you take in the scenic views on your way to Sumner/Lyttelton. Listen as your guide reveals the history of Christchurch. Sip on hot drinks at a local café before setting off along the coastal track. Take time to relax on the beach, swim, crab hunt, and climb hills. Savor a gourmet lunch at a picturesque location along the way. Return to Christchurch with fantastic photos and memories of a special day out.

Christchurch: Private Rock Climbing Tour

4. Christchurch: Private Rock Climbing Tour

Spend a day exploring the rock-climbing trails of Christchurch. Work with an experienced guide to learn how to climb or improve your skills. Eat lunch while taking in the views. Relax with hotel pickup and drop-off. Be collected from your hotel in the city and drive into Lyttelton Harbour with your guide. Stop at a café in Lyttleton for a short break before getting dropped to the top of the port hills. From the summit road, a huge variety of rock-climbing areas are accessible by short walks.  Once at the climbing area your guide will set up ropes and run through a safety briefing and belay lesson. Throughout the day you'll have the opportunity to try a range of different climbs and receive expert tips from your experienced guide.  This tour is designed to be accessible for climbers of all skills, from beginners to experts. Your guide will tailor the routes based on your knowledge and teach you throughout the day to improve your skill. Have a rest for lunch at the climbing area, looking out on the views across Canterbury. After lunch, you'll have the opportunity to try an abseil and finish the day climbing some more excellent routes before being driven back into the city.

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What people are saying about Canterbury, New Zealand

Our day trip to Aoraki was easily the best day of our entire stay in Queenstown. Our guide Kreig’s commentary was informative and interesting and because we were a small group, it seemed more intimate. There were lots of stops on the way there and back for photo ops, the landscape of course was stunning so it was great that we were given multiple opportunities to stop and take it all in.

Super fun & super sunny. Great size group & enthusiastic driver. Was an early morning but totally worth it! Picture stops were fantastic & food stops were cute (lambs!) Didn’t know what to expect re Hooker Valley Track but was super doable & breathtaking! Would 100% redo this route. Great for solo travellers & couples.

Pick up exactly on time. driving was great, tour guide Callum was very funny and friendly and made sure we all got to our activities on time and had a great day. Highly recommend.

Great tour and very fun guides! Will totally book my other trips with Cheeky Kiwi next time!

It’s a really good experience with a friendly tour guide