Christchurch City is alive with colour, atmosphere and world-class attractions. Christchurch is known internationally as the "Garden City" because of its spectacular gardens.
Christchurch has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Christchurch.
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Specialist Agricultural, Special Interest Tour Operator designing tailor-made nationwide itineraries to support the agricultural sector or your special interest. Experienced staff design itineraries to meet our client’s unique specifications; farm tours, technical visits, business meetings, conferences, farm stay, accommodation, transport, specialist guides, interpreters etc. We proudly share New Zealand's rural heritage, developments, innovations and its unique landscape and culture.
Exclusive chauffeured / guided off-road Lord of the Rings and Custom Made tours from Christchurch. One day to six weeks throughout the Southern Alps and South Island. Friendly experienced hosts, small groups (Min 2, max 8). Magnificent views guaranteed, no crowds or coaches, unlimited photo stops, homemade refreshments and meals, homely Kiwi accommodation. We offer exclusive quality, not quantity.
We provide the only environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms, without disrupting their environment. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Enjoy a 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour, with basic, personal sail training included.
We’re Kiwis, and since 1996 we’ve looked after active people with legendary hospitality in the stunning New Zealand outdoors. If you’re into hiking, paddling and biking through parks, valleys, bays and backroads, then join us on one of our handcrafted trips. Explore the local spots, enjoy the highest level of personal service and share plenty of laughs along the way.
An adventure and playing field in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility. A fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges.
Enjoy the thrills of offroad motorcycle and quadbike fun, riding the best high country trails in New Zealand. Trails suitable for novice to experienced riders. Coaching can be arranged for beginners. Includes transport from Christchurch, all riding gear, experienced guide, snacks, drink, latest model trail and quad bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half-day/day tours departing daily all year.
Adventure Trailrides New Zealand offer corporate tours allowing us to put your team through their paces on an enduro motorcycle or atv quad bike in Christchurch. Our tours are suitable for beginners with coaching available and we can cater for up to 16 people. Single or multi-day options are available as well as lunch or corporate meals.
Want to see all the highlights of the South Island? From our Christchurch base, we have a great range of flights that are perfect if you have limited time in the South Island. Whether it's a day trip to Mt Cook, an overnight at the Hanmer Springs or just an un-scheduled charter, check us out first, you won't be disappointed.
Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted parts to medals and personal war stories. Come marvel at our collection, fly a simulator, take a guided tour and enjoy our children's activities. FREE ADMISSION, open daily.
Scenic flights over the South Island’s spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.
Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch—Fox II. See penguins, seals, albatross, and other sea birds. A real sailing experience; as crew, or just relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hour cruise, departing 10:30am and 1:15pm from Main Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Satisfaction guaranteed! Private charters. Company functions. Weddings.
Your Akaroa Alpaca Farm Experience Tour takes you on a scenic-drive to the western-side of Akaroa Harbour to Shamarra Alpaca Farm. Our Akaroa alpaca farm has breathtaking views of the harbour. Alpaca farmers, Frank and Anya, will treat you to an interesting, interactive introduction to these animals (renowned for their ultra-fine fleece). Light refreshments included on your Akaroa farm tour.
Alpine Jet will take you deep into the foothills of the Southern Alps through the breathtaking Waimakariri River canyon. We are situated only 50 minutes from Christchurch Airport. Breathtaking views, excellent mixture of scenery and excitement, our safari tour option doubles as an eco-experience with magnificent scenery, native bush and wildlife.
APT is the leading tour operator in New Zealand. Brands include Australian Pacific Touring and Travelmarvel. Select escorted touring itineraries from eight days to three weeks duration by coach and rail, ranging from luxury through to affordable value.
At the Arion Farm Education Park, you can see, touch, and feed a variety of farm animals and learn about their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy. Bring out your students and families to hand feed and learn about the animals. Pony rides and children's parties are also options, as well as picnics or barbeques.
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