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Hassle-Free Tours Introduction

Hassle-free Tours specialises in offering unique tours throughout Auckland, Christchurch and Canterbury.

Our tours include; Double Decker "Hop-on Hop-off" City Sightseeing Tours, Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour, Kaikoura Tour, 4WD Jetboat Adventure and the Alpine Safari Tour

Our team at Hassle-free Tours are passionate about New Zealand and we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable experience for each and every one of our guests.

We operate a fleet of over eighteen vehicles including new and classic double decker buses and unique six wheeler land cruises. All day tour vehicles are maintained to the highest level, have air conditioning and large windows for maximum viewing.

Hassle-free Tours has been recognised as one of New Zealand's leading tourism businesses by being licensed to carry a Gold Qualmark - New Zealand tourism's official mark of quality.

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Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour in New Zealand

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Enjoy an incredible day out with Hassle-free Tours as we journey to 'middle earth' and visit the spectacular alpine location of 'Edoras', the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

We will travel to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country station, home of Mt Sunday - Edoras, in our unique six-wheel drive vehicles.

Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoiled beauty of this breath-taking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air.

Our entertaining local guides provide an informative commentary along the way. Enjoy a short guided walk to stand on the summit of Edoras for spectacular 360° views. Here you can take photos with a collection of movie replica swords and flags.

After exploring the summit you will enjoy a delicious lunch including a large sandwich, sweet treat, orange juice, water and sparkling wine.

Whether you are a Lord of the Rings fan, or simply want to experience the best scenery that New Zealand has to offer, this tour has it all!

Guest comments:

It was a fabulous day out with amazing scenery! Mark, you were an awesome guide. The food, the atmosphere—everything was top notch! Thanks for showing us around this remote part of New Zealand." – Maureen and Matt, Chicago, IL, USA

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Alpine Safari Tour

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Coach ~ Jetboat ~ 4WD ~ TranzAlpine Train

Your day begins with a scenic tour over the Canterbury Plains to the Waimak Gorge where you will board the famous Hamilton jetboat for an exciting 45-minute jetboat ride on one of New Zealand's most spectacular rivers.

On return from the jetboat we board an off-road vehicle for a scenic 4WD adventure across Mt Torlesse Station. This station is a 10,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm situated in the spectacular foot hills of the Southern Alps. You will get to experience the thrill and excitement of off-roading while taking in the spectacular alpine scenery and learning about the farm.

After an exciting morning we will stop at a quaint country café for a delicious lunch. After lunch we continue our journey through the Canterbury high country to Arthurs Pass stopping along the way at Lake Pearson and passing one of the filming locations from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

At Arthurs Pass you will board the world famous TranzAlpine train, sit back and relax with a glass of beer or wine and enjoy the spectacular scenery on your journey back to Christchurch. You will be collected from the Christchurch railway station by your guide and returned to your accommodation.

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4WD Jetboat Adventure

On a 4WD Jetboat Adventure with Hassle-Free Tours in Canterbury

The 4WD Jetboat Adventure is a half-day version of the Alpine Safari Tour, it is a fantastic option if you are short on time or have already done the TranzAlpine. This tour includes a scenic tour from Christchurch, jetboating, four-wheel-driving and lunch. After lunch you will be transferred back to your Christchurch accommodation.

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Kaikoura Tours

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Join us as we travel to the picturesque seaside village of Kaikoura to meet the local wildlife!

This full day tour includes a scenic driver from Christchurch over the Canterbury plains before arriving in Kaikoura. Throughout the journey our friendly local guides will provide you with an entertaining and informative commentary about the history of the region, flora and fauna.

Once in Kaikoura we journey to a hill-top lookout to enjoy spectacular views of the village, the majestic mountains and Pacific Ocean. Next, we visit a local seal colony before heading into town for some free time to explore and enjoy lunch.

In the afternoon guests can participate in one of four exciting local activities:

  • Whale Watch Kaikoura: Experience an up-close encounter with a Giant Sperm Whale.
  • Wings Over Whales: Enjoy unobstructed views of Kaikoura's marine wildlife and majestic scenery.
  • Dolphin Encounter: Watch or swim with Kaikoura's playful dusky dolphins.
  • Albatross Encounter: View these spectacular seabirds up close and enjoy unique photo opportunities.

After such a busy and memorable day, enjoy a relaxing journey back to Christchurch where our driver will deliver you safely to your accommodation.

This is a unforgettable tour experience that will leave you with wonderful memories to last a life-time!

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Soaring Kiwi Tours

Enjoy city sightseeing at its best on-board our unique open and closed top, classic and new, double decker buses.

We operate tours in Auckland and Christchurch, and with our 24hr and 48hr passes, you can hop on and off to explore New Zealand's largest cities at your leisure.

Our friendly guides provide an entertaining and informative 'live' commentary throughout your journey. Learn about the history of these cities and visit all the "must see" attractions along the tour route.

Enjoy spectacular uninterrupted views from the top deck of our open top buses. Here you can capture incredible photos to commemorate your time with us.

Join us for a unique, fun and relaxing city tour unlike any other!

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Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand member