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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Christchurch and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Christchurch activities? We have 96 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Kaikoura Quad Bike Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 243.53


Embark on an action-packed off-road adventure to the rugged Kaikoura coastline on this quad bike tour from Christchurch. Enjoy eastern New Zealand's beautiful scenery as you drive your own all-terrain vehicle through the countryside characterized by gentle grassy slopes, winding trails and majestic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Alpine Safari 4WD tour including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 336.45


The Alpine Safari Tour is an all-inclusive full-day tour which includes a scenic four-wheel drive adventure, a thrilling jet boat ride, a short nature walk, a Kiwi style barbecue lunch and a return journey from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch on the world famous TranzAlpine Train.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

4WD and Jet Boat Adventure from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 224.05


Join this tour to experience this exciting 4WD and jet boat package. Enjoy a scenic 4WD adventure in the High Country of Canterbury as well as a thrilling 45-minute jet boat ride. With a delicious BBQ lunch included, you are sure to have a blast. You'll be delivered back to your Christchurch accommodation mid-afternoon.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Christchurch Zipline Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 97.41


Fly high above Christchurch on New Zealand's longest &amp; highest Zipline.<br />Set on 358 private hectares in Christchurch's stunning Port Hills, the Christchurch Adventure Park Zipline Tour is approx 2.5 hours and has series of four thrilling dual ­ziplines, including one that is over 1.1 kilometres long (NZ's longest!), and another that is over 150 metres above the valley floor (NZ's highest!).

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

DH Apprentice

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 71.19


This is an introduction to riding lift-accessed trails. Even if you've been riding trails for years this introduction will teach you the best stance and balance positions as well as developing braking and cornering skills to ensure a great introduction to riding at the Adventure Park.Lesson times daily - 2pm.<br />Approximately 6 per group.

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Air Tours

Kaikoura Whales

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 1712.23


Kaikoura WhalesFly with Garden City Helicopters, Christchurch  to Kaikoura for the ultimate whale watching experience ever! year round spectacular views of this rich marine environment and awe inspiring surrounding scenery is breathtaking. Snowy Mountains meet the sea. Enjoy stunning scenic views of the coastline and see the mighty sperm whales in their natural... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 44.21


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

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Christchurch Sightseeing Pass

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 64.44


Visit four of Christchurch's top attractions with a sightseeing pass that can be used on different days, allowing you to set your own pace. Soar above the city on the Christchurch Gondola; float through town on an Avon River Punt cruise; tour the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on an eco-friendly shuttle; and hop on and off the Christchurch Tram to see key downtown sights. Each ride includes informative commentary that details... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Christchurch Gondola Ride

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 20.98


Celebrate the recovery of Christchurch following the 2011 earthquake, and take a trip aboard the Christchurch Gondola. The upgraded cable car takes you on a scenic journey to the Port Hills crater rim and Mt Cavendish summit, giving you fabulous views of Christchurch's dramatically changed cityscape. See Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour unfold as you rise to the revamped summit complex, on the crater rim of... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Sightseer

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 20 to 60 mins
Priced From: USD 18.73


Travel up and down on our chairlift for a stunning scenic ride taking in the adventures around you as you go. You will dismount at the top and there is a short walk to take some snaps with views across the city and out to the Pacific Ocean and Southern Alps in the background- a selfie-spot must.

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Craft beer tasting tour of Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 123.64


Come and join us for New Zealand's newest and most comprehensive craft beer experience! Visit 5 of Christchurch's craft brewing establishments, meet brewers and learn about the differences between beer styles first hand. You will taste a wide range of craft beers and ciders and have an afternoon of good times with like minded people. R18 ID may be requested.

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Bike Rentals

Electric Bike Rental in Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 1 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 56.20


Discover Christchurch With A Difference, travel the the city on our awesome E-Bikes<br />See the sights in comfort, cruise the streets in style <br />Helmets, locks and maps included

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 176.09


Visit the International Antarctic Centre and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve on a guided half day tour. Savor a buffet dinner and don't miss your opportunity to ride on the Hagglund all-terrain snow mobile.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 123.64


Three of the best things to do in Christchurch in one day! See New Zealands military history at the Air Force Museum, with 28 fully restored aircraft representing the four ages of flight. Visit the International Antarctic Center and experience what life is like on the ice and meet the... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 52.45


Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with pretty ponds and water features, drive through the city center with its historic buildings and architecture. Visit the seaside suburb of Sumner, and... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Christchurch Half-Day Gardens Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 101.16


See why Christchurch is truly the Garden City. You will visit a mixture of public and private gardens. The public gardens may include Mona Vale, the Sanitarium Gardens, or the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Discover Christchurch Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 55.82


Discover the charm of Christchurch, from its relaxing parks and serene riverbanks to its sophisticated city culture. Explore the nearby sandy beaches and see breathtaking views of majestic mountains. This tour uncovers the best of this traditional city.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Mount Cook Full-Day Tour: Queenstown to Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 163.74


Journey to Mount Cook and discover mountains, serene glacial lakes, rich farmlands, and quaint traditional towns. On this full-day tour you will encounter breathtaking sights as you journey through the dramatic landscape from Queenstown to Christchurch.

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Bus Services

New Zealand South Island Year-Long Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 16 to 365 days
Priced From: USD 580.73


Be prepared to be blown away by the places you will go and the things you will do while travelling on our super fun Hop-on Hop-off Adventure Travel Network.<br /><br />A Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass is a great way to see New Zealand's impressive South Island. You will get access to... Read More

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Cablecar Tours

Christchurch Gondola and Time Tunnel Ride

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.84


Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and Alpine scenery aboard the Christchurch Gondola. Walk the trails at the summit, and enjoy refreshments in the Red Rock Caf. Then, explore the history of the region in the Time Tunnel.

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Cultural Tours

Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 97.41


Complete your New Zealand experience with a traditional Maori Concert. On this evening tour from Christchurch, visit the Nga Hau E Wha National Marae, where you will view a cultural performance of Maori dance and song including the famous haka!

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Cultural Tours

Pelennor Fields Two Hour Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 67.37


Our two hour classic tour takes you out to Ben Ohau Station a private working sheep station. Stand in the footsteps of the original actors handle genuine replica LOTR swords, flags and helmets. Experience the speed of the Rohan horse charge. Experience the largest ever location for LOTR filming. Dramatic film scenes were created here against the beautiful White Mountains of Gondor

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Cultural Tours

Love in the Air

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 325.96


<br />Love is....in the AirWant to propose or simply impress someone with a truly magical experience they will never forget’ A helicopter flight from Christchurch to the city's highest peak offers inspirational scenery and awesome photo opportunities.

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Day Cruises

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram Gondola and Avon River Punting

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 14.99


Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a narrated tour aboard an open-air electric shuttle that provides unobstructed views of the Gardens' variety of flowers and other plants. If you wish, you can see even more of Christchurch with optional upgrades that include the hop-on hop-off... Read More

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Day Cruises

Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 20.98


Explore the tranquil side of Christchurch with a classic boating, or Punting, experience on the beautiful Avon River. A punter provides informative commentary as he or she guides you and your companions past the city centre and Christchurch Botanic Gardens in a narrow boat. You can upgrade your... Read More

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Day Trips

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 281.00


Travel by road on a full day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, Australasia's highest mountain. Along the way you'll pass through the spectacular scenery of the Canterbury Plains, view MacKenzie Basin, Lakes Tekapo and Pukari and Tasman Glacier. Lunch at the Hermitage Hotel as well as morning and afternoon snacks are also included on your guided tour.

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Day Trips

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 209.06


Immerse yourself in the magic of the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy on this 9-hour adventure to Edoras (Mount Sunday) from Christchurch. Explore with your guide and soak up breathtaking views from the peak of Edoras. Look over exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs of Edoras... Read More

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Day Trips

Arthur’s Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Small Group Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 393.40


In the heart of the Southern Alps, Arthur's Pass National Park has an incredible diversity of flora and landscape. Experience a breathtaking journey aboard the TranzAlpine Train winding it's way through the magnificent Waimakariri Gorge. Join short guided walks to rainforests, rivers and... Read More

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Day Trips

Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 74.93


Enjoy a 5.5-hour wine trail tour exploring four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards including Mud House, Torlesse, Pegasus Bay and Waipara Springs, all producing a fine selection of both white and red wines.

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Day Trips

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 227.05


Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps on a sightseeing day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook. Take in the spectacular sights of the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, Canterbury Plains farmland and New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki (Mt Cook), situated in a national park... Read More

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Day Trips

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 221.05


Discover the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs on this full-day trip from Christchurch. Relax and rejuvenate in the hot thermal pools, ride a jet boat through Waiau Gorge and enjoy a cafe lunch in Hamner Springs.

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Day Trips

Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 159.61


Take the scenic route from Christchurch to Mount Cook in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, admiring spectacular scenery along the way.

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Day Trips

Christchurch Sheep Farm Visit

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 86.17


Visit one of three working sheep farms all set in tranquil and picturesque locations in the heart of Canterbury's sheep farm land on this tour. On your return from the sheep farm visit , you can also choose to either upgrade to include a visit to one of North Canterbury / Waipara vineyard, where you can enjoy tasting various vintages. Or, take thrilling jet boat ride on the Waimakariri River.

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Day Trips

Christchurch to Wanaka via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 248.03


This full day tour departs Christchurch in the morning, and travels through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains before heading inland to the small farming township of Geraldine for a morning tea break. Leaving Geraldine and its rolling green valleys, the tour continues further inland as the road starts to climb and travel across the historic Burkes Pass. The views are breathtaking as you descend... Read More

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Day Trips

Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 232.29


Kaikoura is famous for whales and dolphins and arguably one of the world's most exciting arenas for ocean going birds. This full day tour accompanies the Kaikoura Whale Watch Tours from Christchurch. Within close proximity of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, see a considerable array of... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 246.53


Leave the city behind and come on a scenic journey over the Canterbury Plains. This tour is sure to suit everyone with an included whale watch tour on a modern catamaran, time to explore the Kaikoura Township and a visit to a seal colony.

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Day Trips

Arthur’s Pass Day Tour including TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 299.73


Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Arthur`s Pass through the spectacular scenery of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. Journey on one of the world`s greatest train journeys, lunch in an Alpine Village nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps. Whizz through the Waimakariri Gorge... Read More

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Day Trips

Wine trail and Christchurch City day tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 to 7 hrs
Priced From: USD 281.00


Here is your opportunity for a personally guided experience taking in Christchurch and the world renowned Waipara wine valley.<br />You'll be picked up in a luxury mini van and shown the highlights of this wonderful city. Though badly damaged in earthquakes earlier in the decade, the progress of the rebuild is an exciting testimony of what's to come. A trip onto the Port Hills overlooking Lyttelton port and beyond to... Read More

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Day Trips

Kaikoura Day Tour with Whale Watching

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 10 to 11 hrs
Priced From: USD 415.13


You'll depart Christchurch and travel through the beautiful rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury to Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea.  From there a Whale Watch cruise  (or if cruise cancelled due to weather, a flight with Wings over Whales * ), will take you to look for the majestic Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphin.  Sightings may also include the Southern Right Whale, Humpback and Pilot Whales. (... Read More

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Day Trips

Christchurch - West Coast - Queenstown ( or reverse ) 2 days - 1 night

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7.30 to 8.00 days
Priced From: USD 1639.17


This a very popular 2 day and 1 night trip from Christchurch to Queenstown ( or in reverse ) via the South Island's rugged West Coast. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and deliver you to the World renowned Tranz Alpine train, which bisects the Canterbury farming plains, foothills and... Read More

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Day Trips

Private Day Tour Tekapo

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7 to 9 hrs
Priced From: USD 599.47


Travel in a 4 WD/SUV vehicle with your own private guide through the scenic tourist drive to Lake Tekapo. Enjoy views and photographic stops along the way. Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee as you look through the merino/possum clothing and souvenirs. Your guide will give you details of locations visited and short historic narrations. From the Canterbury Plains passing through Selwyn District and it's wineries you reach the McKenzie... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour of Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 81.68


Hop aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in comfort through the city center while enjoying a delicious 4-course dinner. The 2.5-hour ride in this moving restaurant on wheels allows you to enjoy views of city attractions while you relax in a meticulously restored heritage tramcar. Sip a welcome drink upon arrival, and then dine on a gourmet meal, accompanied by tea and coffee.

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Dinner Packages

Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 176.09


Immerse yourself in the fascinating life of New Zealand and enjoy two of the most popular attractions in Christchurch! After a guided tour of the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, where you'll see a great variety of birds and animals, both native to and introduced to New Zealand, continue your evening... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 468.33


Watch whales and swim with dolphins. This is a overnight delight for all those who wish to get close to nature. Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura, where you will take a whale watch tour. Overnight in this tiny coastal town, before joining your Swim with Dolphins cruise. Dive into the... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 232.29


Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque town of Kaikoura. Look for the mighty sperm whales that live in these waters along with dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. Admire breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges and visit a fur seal colony on land. Wrap up the day with a wine tasting at a vineyard in North Canterbury. Your experienced guide shares... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola Punting and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 96.66


Discover Christchurch on a half-day tour that includes transportation and tickets to the city's four top attractions. You'll explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by shuttle, float down the Avon River, soar into the hills on the Christchurch Gondola and take a hop-on hop-off tour of the city... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Trial Flight - fly a helicopter

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 194.83


Garden City Helicopters, Christchurch will help you to take control of your very own helicopter on a 30 minute trial helicopter flight with a qualified instructor at your side guiding you through the whole experience. Makes an excellent 'Life Experience' gift. Find out if you've got what it takes to fly helicopters - whether it's as the next step to a career or just for a unique flight... Read More

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Christchurch Helicopter Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 149.12


It is only from the air that you can only appreciate the scale of Christchurch City's devastation and recovery following the 2010 earthquake. This 20-minute helicopter tour flies over the crumbled tower of Christchurch Cathedral, the new sports stadium and other signs of the city's rebuilding as you listen to your pilot's commentary. Your 20-minute flight also takes you to the spectacularly scenic Banks Peninsula, then back... Read More

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History & Heritage Tours

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 14.89


See the sights of New Zealands Garden City at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the vintage tram in Christchurch. Hop on and off the heritage vehicle as often as you like to explore attractions, such as the innovate Re:Start shopping area!

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 51.70


On this 3-hour sightseeing tour, see the sights of central Christchurch aboard New Zealand's only open-top double-decker bus tour, and then see greater Christchurch on a tour by closed-top double-decker bus. First up, you'll travel around Christchurch in style on board a classic Routemaster... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 18.73


Welcome aboard the Christchurch Tram! Travel on our newly extended track &amp; enjoy this unique and historic way to view the inner city. Drivers provide a live and entertaining commentary. A full circuit takes 50 minutes, includes 17 stops and there are up to four Trams operating. Trams run approximately every 15 minutes and your ticket lasts all day.

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Horseback Riding

Christchurch Horse Trekking

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 112.40


Experience the pleasures of a 1.5 hour horse ride on the Banks of the Waimakariri River, with magnificent and breathtaking views of the Southern Alps.You will be collected from your centrally located Christchruch accommodation and taken approximately 25 minutes from the city center of Christchurch. An experienced teacher will accompany you on the trek and is available to provide advice and... Read More

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Horseback Riding

2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 73.43


Join us for a two hour Horse river trail ride. We are only 45 minutes from Christchurch and on a&nbsp;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... Read More

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 101.16


Take the plunge on a jet boat ride through Christchurch waters and admire striking scenery! Weather you're pressed for time or can afford a half day, this adventure full of thrills and spills is suitable for the whole family.

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 1221.42


Picturesque mountains, deep fiords and icy glaciers - this is New Zealand's South Island. See for yourself on a four-day independent tour highlighting this scenic region. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown and up the West Coast to Greymouth before a return to Christchurch.... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1270.12


See all the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this five-day guided sightseeing tour. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown, experience the majesty of Milford Sound, view the glacier at Franz Josef and travel aboard the famous TranzAlpine Express train.

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1255.14


Journey through the North Island of New Zealand and explore Waitomo, Rotorua and Lake Taupo, and discover the natural beauty of Kaikoura and Christchurch on this 5-day trip from Auckland to Christchurch or vice versa. See the glow worms at Waitomo Caves, relax at Rotorua's geothermal wonderland,... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

7-Day South Island Coastal Splendor Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 1607.32


Experience South Island of New Zealand on this seven day independent coach tour. Travel by coach and train from Christchurch to the city of Dunedin, then head to Queenstown and up the rugged West Coast before returning to Christchurch.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 973.39


Spend three days experiencing the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this tour from Christchurch. Travel by coach to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Greymouth and the impressive Franz Josef Glacier, listening to informative onboard commentary and stopping to explore sights independently. You'll be treated to a panorama of New Zealand's spectacular, ever-changing scenery, from open plains and rugged mountain... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day South Island Southern Discovery Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 973.39


Experience the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this four-day independent coach tour.Travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook, where you will spend three nights, before returning to Christchurch. Enjoy the majestic Milford Sound on... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1497.92


Experience a six day independent coach tour of the scenic South Island of New Zealand. Travel by coach from Christchurch to Mount Cook and Queenstown and across to the city of Dunedin, before returning to Christchurch.

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Multi-day Tours

14-Day South Island Adventure Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 14 days
Priced From: USD 2334.18


This 14-day tour of the South Island of New Zealand will take you on a remarkable adventure, taking you further off the beaten track, with a small group of travelers and a knowledgeable guide. You'll have the opportunity to go hiking, skydiving, walk on a glacier, swim with dolphins,... Read More

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10-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 10 days
Priced From: USD 1195.19


This 10-day small-group tour, will take you on a remarkable adventure around the lower South Island of New Zealand with a knowledgeable local guide. Guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track, the 'Haast' tour journeys down the wild west coast of New Zealand, visiting Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Wanaka and the vibrant lakeside town of Queenstown. Visit Fiordland, revered as one of New Zealand's most scenic... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

9-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 9 days
Priced From: USD 1607.32


This 9-day tour, will take you on an unforgettable adventure around the lower South Island of New Zealand with a knowledgeable local guide. The first destination is the iconic Franz Josef Glacier, where the journey to get there is just as impressive as the destination. We'll visit Fiordland, revered as one of New Zealand's most scenic national parks where we board an overnight boat cruise through Doubtful... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

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

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1730.21


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... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

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

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1449.96


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... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Christchurch and Akaroa Tour with Harbor Cruise

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 573.24


Enjoy this amazing 3 day tour Akaroa tour from Christchurch. Includes a pickup from Christchurch Airport as well as 2-nights' accommodation in Christchurch to ensure maximum comfort. Enjoy a full-day tour to Akaroa and discover volcanic landscapes and breathtaking scenery, enjoy a Harbour Cruise on... Read More

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3-Day Kaikoura Whale Watching and Christchurch Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 708.12


Enjoy an amazing 3-day tour to Kaikoura from Christchurch. Includes a pickup from Christchurch Airport as well as 2-nights' accommodation in Christchurch to ensure maximum comfort. Experience a full day tour to Kaikoura to experience whale watching with Whale Watch Kaikoura and lunch at a local... Read More

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4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 895.45


Enjoy an exciting 4 day tour from Christchurch. With an arrival airport transfer and 3-nights accommodation in Christchurch included, you are sure to have a comfortable and worry-free few days. Enjoy a full-day Akaroa tour and discover volcanic landscapes and breathtaking scenery, enjoy a Harbour Cruise on Akaroa Harbour and lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the stunning Kaikoura and participate in a Whale watching... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

10-Day Photography Expedition of the South Island of New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 10 days
Priced From: USD 2399.00


If you love taking photos and want to see as much of the South Island of New Zealand as possible, then this is for you! This 10-Day photography expedition will allow you to travel from Christchurch down to places such as Queenstown, Mount Cook, Milford Sound and more! All the while taking beautiful... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Private Tour: 8-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 3865.63


See the best of New Zealand's stunning South Island on this unforgettable 8-day tour! Traveling by private luxury vehicle you'll visit all the highlights of this amazing destination on an counter-clockwise route from Christchurch. Explore Arthur's Pass, see West Coast rainforests from Franz Josef... Read More

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Obstacle Courses

Adrenaline Forest Obstacle Course in Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 32.22


Enjoy hair-raising thrills in the treetops of New Zealand on this 3-hour forest obstacle course in Christchurch. With your safety harness attached, tackle a series of challenging obstacles up to 30 meters (100 feet) in the air. Tackle challenges including the crossed logs, the barrels, the wrecking ball, the flying fox and the Tarzan jump, and keep your wits about you to win the day! Hire a GoPro on-site to capture the action... Read More

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Photography Tours

7-Day South Island Photography Tour from Queenstown to Nelson

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 2993.59


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... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


Experience the grand architecture and beautiful gardens of Christchurch when your ship is in port in Akaroa. Your shore excursion from Akaroa port also includes a scenic trip through the Banks Peninsula and entry to the most popular attraction in Christchurch, the International Antarctic Centre.... Read More

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 123.64


See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is docked in Akaroa port, then enjoy one of the adrenaline-charged adventures New Zealand is famous for on a wild jet-boating ride on the Waimak River. Combining the grand urban architecture of Christchurch and the exhilarating experience of... Read More

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 104.91


See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is in Akaroa port, and explore the city on a comprehensive tour. Your Akaroa shore excursion also includes a trip through the beautiful Banks Peninsula and a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Meet the elusive kiwi, New Zealand's national bird,... Read More

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 63.69


While your ship is in port in Akaroa Harbour, take a shore excursion to tour the scenic Banks Peninsula and visit the city of Christchurch. You'll see how Christchurch is emerging from the devastation of the 2011 earthquake, take a stroll through the city's beautiful botanic gardens and admire New... Read More

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 112.40


Take a guided Christchurch city tour when your ship is docked in Akaroa port, and visit a traditional sheep farm to experience life in rural New Zealand. After seeing the Christchurch city sights, your Akaroa shore excursion takes you into the countryside to feed the animals, watch a sheep-shearing... Read More

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7-Hour Christchurch Small-Group Tour from Akaroa Wharf

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 33.72


This 7-hour small 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... Read More

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Christchurch Highlights City Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 86.17


Join this small-group shore excursion city tour of Christchurch, also known as the 'Garden City'. Departing from Akaroa, arrive in Christchurch and enjoy viewing the sights and experience one of Christchurch's famous activities the City Tram, Punting on the Avon or the Botanic Gardens tour or just... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Coastal Splendour - Self Drive (7 days-6 nights)

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 1481.43


A seven day, six night self-drive tour of the South Island of New Zealand, including rental car, six nights 4 star hotel accommodation. <br />Yellow-eyed penguin tour on the Otago Peninsula and nature cruise in Milford Sounds are included plus many more options can be added.<br />The vehicle included with this rental is a Standard Size SDAR car, Toyota Corolla or similar<br />The vehicle comes equipped with... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Great Southern Circle - Self Drive (6 days - 5 Nights )

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1292.60


A six day, 5 night self-drive tour of the South Island of New Zealand, including rental car, 5 nights 4 star hotel accommodation. <br />nature cruise in Milford Sounds is included plus many more options can be added.<br />The vehicle included with this rental is a Standard Size... Read More

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Christchurch - Queenstown ( or reverse ) 1 day

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
Priced From: USD 492.31


This tour provides an alternative to large coach transfers between Christchurch and Queenstown ( or in reverse ) and is a more intimate journey than flying. The trip takes you across the Canterbury farming plains and eventually through the foothills to the Southern Alps. Further south the route takes you through the iconic MacKenzie Country, named after an infamous sheep rustler and past the glacially formed lakes Tekapo and... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour or Transfer to Queenstown

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
Priced From: USD 749.33


This private tour and/or transfer takes you through some spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel through the center of the South Island with many photo opportunities  along the way in the company of your driver/guide. This tour/transfer can be done in the reverse order.<br />Choose a different location such as Wanaka !

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour or Transfer to Franz Josef Glacier

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
Priced From: USD 749.33


This private tour and/or transfer takes you through some spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel through Arthur's Pass National Park then down into Westland District to finally reach the Glacier region with many photo opportunities and short walks along the way in the company of your driver/guide. This tour/transfer can be done in the reverse order.

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Private Transfers

Private Day tour or Private Transfer to Kaikoura

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 524.53


A short scenic tour that can be considered as a transfer to Kaikoura. Inland route or coastal route depending on availability of the SH1. Pickup and drop off to your accommodation both in Christchurch( or airport) and Kaikoura.

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Super Savers

Christchurch Super Saver: Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour plus Lord of the Rings Journey to Edoras Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 234.54


See the highlights of Christchurch and a nearby 'The Lord of The Rings' film location by combining two best-selling guided tours at a discounted price! The Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour takes you on a comprehensive 3-hour sightseeing tour covering central Christchurch and its picturesque... Read More

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Swim with Dolphins

Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 262.27


Discover magnificent marine wildlife out on the South Pacific Ocean during this 12-hour Kaikoura dolphin swim from Christchurch. Travel through the rolling hills of North Canterbury to the rugged coastline of Kaikoura — the perfect place to view New Zealand's dolphins, seals and birdlife in the wild. With warm wetsuit on, hop aboard your boat and learn from your guide the tricks used to encourage interaction... Read More

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Tours around Mount Cook

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours (starts at 07:30)
Priced From: USD 232.12


Drown in the majestic beauty of the South Island a must for any visitor to the South Island. View the spectacular scenery on this tour!

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Christchurch to Mount Cook Half Day Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Approximately 6 hours (starts at 07:30)
Priced From: USD 207.38


Enjoy this half day tour from Christchurch to the spectacular Mount Cook!

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Train Tours

Christchurch Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 73.68


Enjoy a fine dining experience aboard a vintage tram as you drive through the center of Christchurch. Marvel at the sights of the Garden City as you feast on a 4-course menu. See the River Avon and Botanic Gardens, and much more.

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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 161.11


Join this tour for the excitement of a lifetime! This Rangitata Gorge trip is our most popular and runs almost every day from October through to May.<br />From starting at our base at the foot of the majestic Southern Alps to tackling some of the best white water rapids in New Zealand, this tour is guaranteed to have you walking away with memories that will last a lifetime!

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Canterbury Winery Lunch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 373.92


Canterbury Winery LunchEnjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight to one of our regions finest wineries for lunch and arrive like a rock star! no need to worry about drink driving. Be the envy of other guests as you arrive and depart in style.<ul><li><strong>Duration: </strong>3 Hours (approx.)</li></ul>

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Christchurch Airport Arrival Transfer - To Hotels

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.48


Let the drivers collect you from the Christchurch International and Domestic Airport and drop you off at your Christchurch city centre or CBD accommodation. They'll even help you with your luggage.

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Christchurch Airport Departure Transfer - From Hotels

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.48


You will be collected from your accommodation doorstep and transferred to Christchurch Airport. They'll even help you with your luggage.

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TranzAlpine- Christchurch to Greymouth by Train

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2.5 to 4.5 hrs
Priced From: USD 39.34


Experience the South Island's striking natural landscape by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Along the journey you'll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.

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