Sightseeing & Experiences...
In and Around Christchurch
Tranzalpine Day-Trip By Road, Train & Jetboat Ride
Travel across the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. Board the TranzAlpine train and travel to Arthur’s Pass. Visit the old—and now virtually extinct—village of Otira before lunch. Return to Christchurch via the Waimakariri River for a thrilling jetboat ride through spectacular gorges. Later, stop at a sheep farm for a sheep-shearing and mustering demonstration. Tour is 10 hours and departs daily.
Discover the Whales
Spend the day getting close to nature. Enter the world of one of nature’s most magnificent mammals— the Giant Sperm and Humpback Whales. Following your whale cruise, there will be time to explore a fur seal colony located on the rocky shores. Seals can be seen up close. Before returning to Christchurch, stop at a local vineyard for wine tasting in North Canterbury. Tour is 101/2 hours and departs at 9:00am daily (weather permitting).
Willowbank Dinner & Maori Concert
Experience Christchurch at night with a Kiwi viewing, a Maori cultural performance and dinner. After the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and concert, view New Zealand’s native Kiwi in a natural habitat. Enjoy 360° views of the city and Canterbury Plains on a gondola and a guided tour of the central city at night. Tour is 4 hours.
Half Day Christchurch Explorer
On your morning half day tour, take in the highlights of Christchurch from Cathedral and Vicoria Squares to a historic homestead and gardens in Mona Vale. Enjoy a spectacular view over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps before returning to Christchurch. Tour is 3 hours and departs at 8:30am daily.