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  • Christchurch: Orana Wildlife Park Admission

    1. Christchurch: Orana Wildlife Park Admission

    Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park. Set in 80 hectares, within 15 minutes drive of Christchurch airport, Orana is New Zealand’s only open-range zoo. Discover over 400 animals, representing more than 70 species. Arrive at the park from 10 AM in the morning. Regular animal feed presentations occur daily, commencing at 10:45 AM, and are accompanied by a presentation from a wildlife guide. It is recommended to arrive at the park early and follow the presentation schedule which will lead you around the entire zoo. As you explore the grounds, enjoy a range of amazing wildlife experiences including hand-feeding the giraffes and meeting rhino up close. Stroll through the aviaries to observe kiwi, and other stunning native birds including kakariki, whio, tui, and mischievous kea. See a range of native reptiles and meet friendly domestic animals in the Farmyard area....

    Very informative and interesting, my grandson loved all the animals and so did I

  • Christchurch Gondola Ride

    2. Christchurch Gondola Ride

    Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola to see the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch city and suburbs. The gondola ride is 10-minutes each way at normal speed and each cable car stops to allow you to board and disembark safely.  Marvel at the Southern Alps to the west, and the Kaikoura Mountains to the north. To the south lies the beautiful harbor of Christchurch, and to the east is the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city, and harbor from the glass-enclosed gondola. At the summit, you can browse the souvenir shop or visit the cafe. Experience authentic Kiwi flavors as you take in the spectacular views. If you are feeling more energetic, explore one of the many walking trails like the hike to the Crater Rim. Travel back in time at the Time Tunnel experience to learn about the development of the region. The automated ride is a definite hig...

    It was a very nice trip. The 360° view from the Red Rock Cafe was beautiful, when the fog was gone :) the hiking tracks are great and it was the perfect spot for my proposal :)

  • Christchurch International Antarctic Center Entry Tickets

    3. Christchurch International Antarctic Center Entry Tickets

    Embark on a journey through Antarctica without leaving Christchurch. Visit one of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Center. Visitors of all ages will enjoy an interactive, fun and exciting experience of Antarctica. Located conveniently next to Christchurch International Airport, the International Antarctic Centre is open every day of the year from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Experience snow and ice, an Antarctic storm, take the polar plunge ice water challenge, learn about life in modern modern-day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins. Try the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise Ice Voyage. The entry ticket is the closest way to experience Antarctica, without mounting your own expedition. You can also enjoy a personalized commentary on your journey to Antarctica with an audio guide tour available in E...

    There are lots of interesting facts about Antarctica presented in different formats. I liked how there are activities that allow for insightful experiences such as the polar storm and the 4D movie. Also interesting to know about the wildlife and their survival especially with changes in climate and the glaciers melting.

  • Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

    4. Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

    Discover four boutique wineries in North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour from Christchurch. Depart in the morning or the afternoon, with the option to include a platter winery lunch. After pick-up from your Christchurch hotel, journey 45 minutes to Waipara, one of South Island’s up-and-coming wine regions. The region is well known for its warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils - ideal for superior wine production. Over forty vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley, with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominating local plantings. Visit cellar doors and tasting rooms on guided tours of four boutique vineyards in North Canterbury. Enjoy tastings of a distinctive selection of both red and white wines at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs, Greystone Winery and Waipara Hills Winery. Enjoy a lunch of fresh seasonal dishes that pair well with your...

    We enjoyed the tour but feel that lunch would better if it had been provided a little later on the tour- probably at the second winery. Our driver was excellent and very accommodating.

  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry Ticket

    5. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry Ticket

    Get up close and personal with New Zealand native wildlife at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. The wildlife park and nature reserve is located 5 minutes drive from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes drive from Christchurch CBD. Set in a natural environment with a great variety of wildlife species, Willowbank is suitable for all ages. Learn about New Zealand's endangered wildlife and Willowbank's continuing involvement in conservation. Walk through the massive kea enclosure to meet the worlds only alpine parrot, check out the world's only living dinosaur (tuatara), one of the rarest birds in the world (takahe) and a rare bush parrot (kaka). Be sure to visit the specially constructed viewing facility where you are guaranteed to see kiwi with no glass to hinder your view! Relax at the onsite cafe and bar, before, during or after exploring the reserve. Take a break overlooking the deer paddoc...

    Loved our visit so much - a great place to spend a couple of hours with friendly and approachable animals. Loved feeding the eels. Thank you Willowbank.

  • City Sightseeing Tour with International Antarctic Centre

    6. City Sightseeing Tour with International Antarctic Centre

    After pick-up from your Christchurch hotel, start your morning with a drive through the central city. Explore the area that was completely devastated by the February 2011 earthquakes and the innovative rebuilding taking place. Then, leave the inner city and travel to Mona Vale to explore historic homestead and gardens. Visit the historic building 'Sign of the Takahe' for spectacular lookout views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Pass through Port Hills, Lyttleton Harbour, Sign of the Kiwi, Governors Bay and the Port of Lyttleton. Visit the seaside suburb of Sumner and see Cave Rock before returning to the city center. Arrive at the International Antarctic Centre around 12:30 PM. Enjoy the snow and ice experience, a blue penguin encounter, a 4D Movie experience, and an exhilarating Hagglund ride. Return to the  city center at your leisure with return transfers to ...

    Do this! It was a wonderful introduction to Christchurch city, our guide Graham had a ton of knowledge and it made the day! The scenery from driving to Sumner and over the Port Hills was outstanding.

  • Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour

    7. Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour

    Uncover the highlights of Christchurch on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour with pick-up from your Christchurch accommodation by comfortable coach, and with the choice of a morning or afternoon departure.  Your guide will provide informative commentary as you uncover the highlights of the central city.  See the Museum and Art Centre, the Bridge of Remembrance, and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Learn about the history of the city, the effects of the earthquake, and the innovative rebuild taking place.  Depart the city for nearby Mona Vale, a historic homestead undergoing renovation from the 2011 earthquake. Enjoy some free time to explore the landscaped gardens. Head up to "Sign of the Takahe", a historical manor-turned-restaurant tucked away in the Cashmere Hills. Marvel at spectacular lookout views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Return to the city via Lyttel...

    Absolutely brilliant guide-Graham!fantastic historical and current bear and feel for this ever changing city as it grows and finds its place between the past and its future. Transportation and audio systems were on point and nothing was Lackink.. Thank you

  • Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine Train

    8. Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine Train

    Experience the world famous TranzAlpine train journey on a guided day tour from Christchurch.  After pick-up from your Christchurch hotel, travel by road to Springfield. Board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass - admire the stunning alpine scenery through the train's panoramic windows.  From Arthur’s Pass, tour over the snow-capped Southern Alps in the Arthur’s Pass National Park into the Otira Gorge, pausing for photo stops along the way. Visit the old village of Otira before returning to Arthur’s Pass for lunch. After lunch, explore the picturesque village of Arthur’s Pass and some of the many local walks.  On the return drive to Christchurch, visit a High Country Sheep Farm for afternoon tea, followed by a sheep shearing and sheep mustering demonstration. The tour concludes with your return to your Christchurch accommodation around 5:30 PM.  

    Janet was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, voluble, friendly, and experienced. There were only three of us on the tour, too, so it felt very exclusive.

  • Christchurch: Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Entry & Tour

    9. Christchurch: Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Entry & Tour

    Upon entry, wander through the reserve at your leisure and explore the 3 sections of the reserve featuring a variety of native and non-native species. Explore the farmyard section and meet domesticated animals such as alpacas, zebus, kune kune pigs, and llamas. Stroll through the New Zealand section and discover a variety of rare native species. See the world's only alpine parrot, the kea. Spot the tuatara, a relation of lizards that has fascinating evolutionary biology dating back to the Triassic era. See the takahe, which is one of the rarest birds in the world. Discover exotic species of the zoo/exotics section. See the world's largest rodent, the capybara, native to the Amazon Rainforest. Observe the playful Siamang gibbons and capuchin monkeys. See the emus and wallabies, native to Australia. In the afternoon, join a passionate guide for a 45-minute guided tour. Learn about the c...

  • Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Twin Harbors (Lyttelton & Akaroa)

    10. Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Twin Harbors (Lyttelton & Akaroa)

    From Lyttelton, the tour travels around the inner bays of Lyttelton Harbour, Corsair Bay, Cass Bay, Rapaki and Governor’s Bay. You'll then travel over Gebbies Pass and onto the Akaroa Highway stopping on route at Birdlings Flat. Birdlings Flat is a shingle beach at the tip of Banks Peninsula, affording great views of this rugged southern coastline. After you will stop at the Akaroa hilltop which affords a magnificent view of the entire Akaroa Harbour and fantastic photo opportunity. On arrival in Akaroa, join the Canterbury Cat for a two-hour nature cruise on the Akaroa Harbour. This full commentary cruise of the spectacular harbor features a host of marine life. You will normally see the rare and endangered Hector’s Dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals and the Little Blue Penguin, as well as a number of native marine birds that populate this coastline. Following the cruise, there will be ti...

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What people are saying about Christchurch

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4.3 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Absolutely brilliant guide-Graham!fantastic historical and current bear and feel for this ever changing city as it grows and finds its place between the past and its future. Transportation and audio systems were on point and nothing was Lackink.. Thank you

Do this! It was a wonderful introduction to Christchurch city, our guide Graham had a ton of knowledge and it made the day! The scenery from driving to Sumner and over the Port Hills was outstanding.

Great day. Great weather. Sad the ground was so dry and no grass growing. All staff were great. It would be neat to be able to buy a little picture book with details about the park to take away

Graham had a lot of knowledge. Very friendly, great service..

Graham was very informative and friendly. Great tour!