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Things to Do in Christchurch

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 84 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 240.82


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 317.89


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 206.74


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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Attraction Tickets

International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 43.72


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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International Antarctic Center Express Admission Ticket

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 28.90


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.

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Attraction Tickets

Christchurch Sightseeing Pass

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 63.73


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: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.75


Celebrate the recovery of Christchurch following the 2011 earthquake, and take a trip aboard the newly reopened 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... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

The Original Bike Tour of Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 37.05


On the Original Christchurch Bike Tour you will experience the best of Christchurch – the history, the beautiful gardens and the new CBD developments. A friendly and entertaining local guide will lead you at a leisurely pace.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Rebuild Bike Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 37.05


The Christchurch Rebuild Bike Tour is a two-hour guided experience that showcases the changed nature of the CBD and the future rebuild of Christchurch as it becomes a 21st century city. A friendly and entertaining local guide will lead you at a leisurely pace.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Private Tour: 2-Hour Bike Tour of Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 237.12


This private 2-hour bike tour of Christchurch will showcase the changed nature of Christchurch. Learn about the plans to rebuild in the future in order to help Christchurch become a city of the 21st century. A friendly and entertaining local guide will lead you at a leisurely pace.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 166.72


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 122.26


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 hrs
Priced From: USD 51.87


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 92.62


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

South Island - Flexible Adventure Bus Pass from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 16 to 365 days
Priced From: USD 552.04


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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Bus Services

Round-trip Transfer: Christchurch to Mt Hutt

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 48.16


This round-trip shared transfer is the perfect way to get from Christchurch to Mt Hutt with option to be dropped off or picked up in Methven. Enjoy several&nbsp;pick up locations across Christchurch.

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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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City Tours

Christchurch Rebuild Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.93


The Christchurch rebuild tour offers a unique guided experience through the past, present and future of Christchurch city. The 90-minute tour is one of the best things to do in Christchurch and one of the best ways to experience the sights of the emerging new city.

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Cultural Tours

Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Priced From: USD 96.33


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

Love in the Air

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 322.33


<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 14.82


Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a narrated tour aboard a caterpillar vehicle, 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... 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: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.75


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 rows you and your companions past the city center and Christchurch Botanic Gardens in a narrow boat. You can upgrade your tour... Read More

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Day Trips

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 13 hrs
Priced From: USD 266.76


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 191.92


Immerse yourself in the magic of the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy on this 9-hour adventure to Edoras <span style='line-height: 1.5;'>(Mount Sunday) </span><span style='line-height: 1.5;'>from Christchurch. Explore with your guide and soak up breathtaking... 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 - 9.5 hours
Priced From: USD 389.02


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 74.10


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 217.85


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 214.89


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 153.39


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: All tours are approximately 3-hours in duration
Priced From: USD 73.36


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 237.86


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 229.71


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 237.12


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 296.40


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

Private Day Tour Tekapo

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 9 to 12 hrs
Priced From: USD 592.80


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 80.77


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 170.43


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 / 1 night
Priced From: USD 443.86


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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Golf Tours & Tee Times

Clearwater Golf Course in Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 70.39


Clearwater Golf Club has hosted 9 NZPGA Championships, 2 NZ Opens and 3 NZ Women's Opens since opening in March 2002. The opportunity to walk in the footsteps of champions is open to everyone as you experience the  manicured course, spring-fed crystal clear waterways and welcoming hospitality as a day member. Experience the best golf and club hospitality Canterbury has to offer from our multiple tee choices. Meet... Read More

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Half-day Tours

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

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 95.59


Discover Christchurch on a half-day tour that includes transportation and tickets to four top attractions. You'll explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by caterpillar 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

Christchurch Helicopter Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 147.46


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 51.13


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... 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 18.52


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 hrs
Priced From: USD 111.15


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 72.62


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 88.92


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 / 3 nights
Priced From: USD 1155.95


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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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Priced From: USD 1226.35


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 1184.85


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 / 6 nights
Priced From: USD 1481.25


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/2 nights
Priced From: USD 888.45


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 / 3 nights
Priced From: USD 911.43


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 / 5 nights
Priced From: USD 1333.05


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 2308.20


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 travellers and a knowledgable 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 1350.84


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 1589.44


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 1607.22


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 1195.23


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... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Christchurch and Akaroa Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 500.17


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 Akaroa Harbour and lunch at a local restaurant.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Kaikoura Whale Watching and Christchurch Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 589.09


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 885.49


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 3185.54


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 31.86


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 2875.07


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

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 103.74


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 111.15


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 100.03


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 62.98


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 111.15


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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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Christchurch Highlights City Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 85.21


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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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 218.59


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 259.35


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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Tours around Mount Cook

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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Walking Tours

Christchurch City Walking Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 25.93


This is a guided experience that showcases the changed nature of the CBD and the future build of Christchurch as it becomes a 21st century city. <strong></strong>

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Walking Tours

Private Tour: Walking Tour of Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 207.48


The private 2-hour walking tour will showcase the changed nature of Christchurch, as well as the future rebuilding plans as it becomes a city of the 21st century. As a private tour, you have the power to tell us exactly what you want to see and your guide may be able to incorporate those requests into your tour.

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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 159.31


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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Airport & Ground Transfers

Christchurch Airport Arrival Transfer - To Hotels

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.23


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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Airport & Ground Transfers

Christchurch Airport Departure Transfer - From Hotels

Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.23


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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