Immerse yourself in the magic of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on this 9-hour adventure to Edoras (Mount Sunday) from Christchurch. Explore with your guide and soak up breathtaking views from the peak of Edoras. Look over exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs of Edoras under construction. Pose for photographs with movie replicas such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with a glass of New Zealand sparkling wine. See for yourself how this tranquil mountainside was transformed into mysterious Edoras — the capital city of the Rohan people.
• 9 hours
While your ship is in port in Akaroa Harbour, take a shore excursion to tour the scenic Banks Peninsula and visit the city of Christchurch. You’ll see how Christchurch is emerging from the devastation of the 2011 earthquake. Take a brief stroll through the city’s beautiful botanic gardens and admire New Zealand’s magnificent scenery.
• 6.5 hours
Experience the grand architecture and beautiful gardens of Christchurch when your ship is in port in Akaroa. Your shore excursion from Akaroa port also includes a scenic trip through the Banks Peninsula and entry to the most popular attraction in Christchurch, the International Antarctic Centre. Enjoy the center’s Snow and Ice Experience, Blue Penguin Encounter and take an exhilarating ride in an all-terrain Hagglund vehicle.
• 6 hours
Enjoy a 5.5-hour wine trail tour exploring four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards including Mud House, Torlesse, Pegasus Bay and Waipara Springs, all producing a fine selection of both white and red wines.
• 6 hours
Hop aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in comfort through the city center while enjoying a delicious 4-course dinner. The 2.5-hour ride in this moving restaurant on wheels allows you to enjoy views of city attractions while you relax in a meticulously restored heritage tramcar. Sip a welcome drink upon arrival, and then dine on a gourmet meal, accompanied by tea and coffee.
• 2.5 hours
Discover Christchurch on a half-day tour that includes transportation and tickets to the city's four top attractions. You’ll explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by shuttle, float down the Avon River, soar into the hills on the Christchurch Gondola and take a hop-on hop-off tour of the city centre on the Christchurch Tram. This guided tour includes 17 stops in the central city. Save money with this multi-attraction tour that showcases the highlights of a beautiful city.
• 5 hours
Let the drivers collect you from the Christchurch International and Domestic Airport and drop you off at your Christchurch city centre or CBD accommodation. They'll even help you with your luggage.
• 45 minutes
Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps on a sightseeing day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook. Take in the spectacular sights of the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, Canterbury Plains farmland and New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki (Mt Cook), situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• 11 hours
Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque town of Kaikoura. Look for the mighty sperm whales that live in these waters along with dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. Admire breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges and visit a fur seal colony on land. Wrap up the day with a wine tasting at a vineyard in North Canterbury. Your experienced guide shares informative commentary throughout the day on this fun and fascinating tour.
• 11 hours
You will be collected from your accommodation doorstep and transferred to Christchurch Airport. They'll even help you with your luggage.
• 45 minutes