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  • Christchurch Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Tour

    1. Christchurch Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Tour

    Climb aboard a vintage tram for a unique dinner tour of Christchurch. Admire the city’s sights illuminated for the night as you dine on a 4-course, chef prepared menu. The colonial-style Christchurch Tram has been fully refurbished inside and out to create a cozy, intimate experience. It’s fully air-conditioned for comfortable dining at any time of year. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival. Glide past city highlights, such as the Avon River and Botanic Gardens on a 2.5-hour journey through the city center. See how the city has been rebuilt since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Popular with locals and out-of-towners, the dinner tour features chef-prepared menus in a dining car for up to 36 people. Enjoy seasonal fare served from the tram’s tiny kitchen, including a first course, main course and dessert. As well as a creative selection of innovative meals, the chefs can also cater ...

    Definitely a must do. Even if you only do it once make a booking you wont regret it. It is a unique experience.

  • Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

    2. Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

    Experience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a small-group day trip from Christchurch. Home to Southern Alps, Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at a height of 3724 meters. After pick-up from your hotel, journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, located a 4 hours' drive though spectacular and breathtaking landscapes. Stretch your legs at the historic town of Geraldine and treat your taste buds at an artisan cheese shop, or browse for Merino and Alpaca fleece clothing. Visit the heart of Mackenzie Country, the captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo, the iconic Church of Good Shepherd, and the well-recognized statue of Sheepdog. Travel through Lake Pukaki and admire stunning views of Mt. Cook from a distance. Arrive at your final destination of Mount Cook where you'll savor a scrumptious buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel. Enjo...

    Very informative guide. Great recommendations. Great views of lake tekapo, lake pukaki & the southern alps. Highly recommend if you have a day to spare and would like to sit back & relax while your guide takes you to & back from Christchurch.

  • From Christchurch: Day Trip to Arthur's Pass

    3. From Christchurch: Day Trip to Arthur's Pass

    Get picked up from your hotel in Christchurch and dropped off at the train station to embark on a stunning ride to Arthur's Pass aboard the TranzAlpine train. Admire the incredible natural scenery from panoramic windows and open air viewing decks before hopping off to meet your guide again. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and explore the village of Arthur's Pass. Take advantage of your guide's recommendations for some popular walks in the National Park with incredible views. Then drive down to Otira Viaduct which provides impressive views of red flowering rata in summer months. Keep your eyes peeled for the inquisitive Kea (alpine parrot) well known for its cheeky nature. On your return journey, travel by road in a luxurious minivan, making a few scenic stops on the way. Take a coffee break and capture stunning mirror images at Lake Pearson. Then wander through the towering limestone rock ...

    Great trip and great guide. The guide was very knowledgable and surprised us with special features such as snacks for the trip.

  • Christchurch: Rock Climbing with Guide, Lunch, and Transport

    4. Christchurch: Rock Climbing with Guide, Lunch, and Transport

    The tour starts with a short scenic drive on the way up to the climbing area, known locally as a “crag.” Only 15 minutes from Christchurch, the road passes through the second longest road tunnel in New Zealand and into the historic port town of Lyttelton. You’ll have some time here to explore the quirky little town that has been the launching port for many Antarctic exploration voyages. Leaving Lyttelton, the road ascends steeply up Evans Pass affording views of Lyttelton Harbour and the busy port below. Just 15 minutes from Lyttelton, near the top of the Port Hills, is Cattlestop Crag and other pop-up climbing areas. Your guide will set up some suitable rock climbs for the group and, before anyone starts climbing, you'll have a safety briefing and learn you how to use the equipment. Once everyone has got the hang of the system, your guide will continue to set up appropriately challeng...

    The days activities were well planned, exciting and, at all times, done in such a way that safety was a priority.

  • Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine Train

    5. Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine Train

    Experience the world famous TranzAlpine train journey on a guided day tour from Christchurch.  After pick-up from your Christchurch hotel, travel by road to Springfield. Board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass - admire the stunning alpine scenery through the train's panoramic windows.  From Arthur’s Pass, tour over the snow-capped Southern Alps in the Arthur’s Pass National Park into the Otira Gorge, pausing for photo stops along the way. Visit the old village of Otira before returning to Arthur’s Pass for lunch. After lunch, explore the picturesque village of Arthur’s Pass and some of the many local walks.  On the return drive to Christchurch, visit a High Country Sheep Farm for afternoon tea, followed by a sheep shearing and sheep mustering demonstration. The tour concludes with your return to your Christchurch accommodation around 5:30 PM.  

    Janet was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, voluble, friendly, and experienced. There were only three of us on the tour, too, so it felt very exclusive.

  • Christchurch: Guided Castle Hill Tour

    6. Christchurch: Guided Castle Hill Tour

    Leaving Christchurch via the "Great Alpine Highway", you'll cross the flat farmland of the Canterbury Plains towards the mountains. Halfway across the plains you will discover the small rural town of Darfield, where you will enjoy a short stop which will allow you to sample some of the local delicacies from the famous Darfield Bakery. Your next stop is Springfield, just 20 minutes down the road. Complete with its giant doughnut statue it's well worth a photo, and your guide will explain just how the town ended up with this giant doughnut. From Springfield the road winds its way up over Porters Pass at 900 meters, before continuing past Lake Lyndon and arriving at Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti. This area is an amazing labyrinth of giant limestone boulders that sit in the Craigieburn Basin, surrounded by mountains. The area is rich with cultural and recreational significance and has a Tōpuni s...

  • Christchurch: Sea Kayaking Excursion

    7. Christchurch: Sea Kayaking Excursion

    Your guide will collect you from your accommodation or at the designated pickup point. Make your way to Lyttleton Harbor as you drive over the Port Hills via Dyers Pass. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and coast. Your sea kayak journey begins and ends at Charteris Bay just three minutes from Christchurch’s city center. Your guide will teach you some basic paddle strokes and how to steer your boat before heading off. Paddling towards the head of the harbor, explore the many small bays and rocky cliffs along the way. Find secret sandy beaches while hearing stories about the area from your local guide. Leaving the coast, head out to Quail Island, the largest of the three islands in the harbor and learn about its rich local history. Paddle past a ship’s graveyard, with it's the three partially sunken steamships. Lunch is provided on Quail Island or one of the many small beaches in th...

    Sarah was a terrific guide. She thought of everything and was very patient with someone who had not been sea kayaking. I also got a free swim that I hadn't planned on. So everything went well.

  • Christchurch: Packhorse Hut Guided Walk and Scenic Drive

    8. Christchurch: Packhorse Hut Guided Walk and Scenic Drive

    Departing Christchurch City, this tour follows the story of Harry Al and his grand vision to create a splendid walking tour from Christchurch to Akaroa in the early 1900s. Although Harry died before the track could be completed, the section from Christchurch to Packhorse Hut captures the stunning scenery and dramatic landscape of Banks Peninsula and Lyttleton Harbour. After being collected from town, your tour travels up through the affluent suburbs of Cashmere. A short stop at "the Sign of the Tahakhe" is an excellent place to snap a picture overlooking Christchurch, before you drive up to the second stop at the Sign of the Kiwi. Following the Sign of the Kiwi its a short drive along Summit Road to the Sign of the Bellbird, where your guide will provide morning tea. After morning tea your tour continues along the summit for another 15 minites before reaching Gebbies Pass. An 11-kilom...

  • From Christchurch: Full-Day Lord of the Rings Tour to Edoras

    9. From Christchurch: Full-Day Lord of the Rings Tour to Edoras

    Depart Christchurch and travel to the remote backcountry region of Mount Potts by 6WD vehicle. Discover first-hand how the peaceful mountain location was transformed into Edoras, the capital of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Get back to nature and soak up the unspoiled beauty as you encounter lakes of sparkling water and rivers that glisten blue. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, and take a short guided walk to stand on the mountain summit for exceptional views. Get the chance to take souvenir photos of movie prop swords and flags, and listen to an informative commentary from your guide along the way.

    It was Awesome. I enjoy the breathtaking scenery. It is a must do for those who is going to visit Christchurch. Our tour guide, Mark, was impressive. He told us everything about the set of LOTR. Overall, Wownderful..

  • Christchurch: Godley Head & Lyttelton Guided Walking Tour

    10. Christchurch: Godley Head & Lyttelton Guided Walking Tour

    The day begins with departure from Christchurch, heading through New Zealand's second-longest road tunnel until you arrive in Lyttelton. Enjoy some free time here to explore the historic port town, which is steeped in Antarctic exploration history. Leave Lyttelton via the exceedingly steep and narrow side streets, stopping briefly at the historic Timeball Station and the lookout on Evens Pass. Follow Evens Pass over the Port Hills and down onto Sumner Beach, where your guide lays out a refreshing morning tea. A short drive from Sumner Village brings you to Taylors Mistake Beach. From here, set out on the walking tour of Godley Head, which follows a well-formed loop track of approximately 8 km (3-hours). From Taylors Mistake Beach, the coastal track climbs a small hill before traversing above scenic cliffs. Descend onto a small rocky section of the coast, home to the rare White Flippere...

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What people are saying about Christchurch

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Absolutely brilliant guide-Graham!fantastic historical and current bear and feel for this ever changing city as it grows and finds its place between the past and its future. Transportation and audio systems were on point and nothing was Lackink.. Thank you

Do this! It was a wonderful introduction to Christchurch city, our guide Graham had a ton of knowledge and it made the day! The scenery from driving to Sumner and over the Port Hills was outstanding.

Great day. Great weather. Sad the ground was so dry and no grass growing. All staff were great. It would be neat to be able to buy a little picture book with details about the park to take away

Graham had a lot of knowledge. Very friendly, great service..

Graham was very informative and friendly. Great tour!