Putting On The Avon
Join your Punt at the Worcester Bridge, Worcester Street, Christchurch, to commence a classic punt ride along the Avon River. An Edwardian punter will pole you quietly past trailing willows, woodlands and the leafy banks of the Botanic Gardens. Tour concludes approximately 30 minutes after commencement, back at the Worcester Bridge.
Akaroa Tour including Cruise and Lunch
At 9:00am join your coach to commence a full day Akaroa Day Tour. On the way to Akaroa you will stop at Sign of the Takahe, Sign of the Kiwi, Governers Bay, Gebbies Pass, Lake Forsyth and Little River, then at Hill Top for panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour. A visit to the cheese factory at Barry's Bay allows you to sample some New Zealand cheese. Akaroa is a French-inspired seaside village, complete with French street names and architecture. Lunch is at Bully Hayes restaurant. After lunch, board your vessel Canterbury Cat to commence a two hour Akaroa Harbour Cruise. Explore Akaroa Harbour and see if you can spot dolphins, penguins and seals. Afterwards, re-board your coach for the return journey to Christchurch. Along the way, the driver stops at Birdling Flat on the Kaitorete Spit for commanding views of the southern facing cliffs of Banks Peninsula.
Arthurs Pass Tour with Train and Farm Tour
At 8:00am join your coach to commence a full day Arthur Pass Tour with Train and Farm Tour. Travel by road through the rural pastoral scenes of the Canterbury Plains. At Springfield, board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Arthur's Pass. Continue your tour by road into the snow-capped Southern Alps, the breathtaking beauty of the Otira Gorge and the magnificent photo opportunities at viaduct lookout and Otira. Following lunch (lunch is not included in the arrangements) there will be time to explore the picturesque village of Arthur's Pass and one of the many bush walks. The return journey to Christchurch is by road through Arthur's Pass National Park and the high alpine passes. En-route enjoy a sheep farm visit.
Christchurch Grand Tour
Board this luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Experience the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds. Your tour explains about the plans for the rejuvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and also includes Christchurch's four premium attractions Punting on the Avon, the Tram, the Gondola and the Botanic Gardens Tour.