Either choose a tour that loops back to Christchurch or arrange your flight out of New Zealand from one of the other international airports. Uncover all the beauty, adventure, culture and fun activities of New Zealand and tick practically everything off your bucket list. We believe that you can only fully enjoy your adventure if you make it yours! You can choose from a wide range of activities to enhance your already incredible tour. The Christchurch Central Business District earthquake in February 2011. Some parts of the area are still closed.
Enjoy the natural wonders of New Zealand with a Kaikoura whale-watching tour. Look for impressive sperm whales along with migrating humpbacks and southern right whales, and search the waters for orcas and other dolphins as an experienced guide shares informative commentary. You can visit a New Zealand fur-seal colony on land, see the snowy peaks in the Kaikoura Ranges, and finish your full-day tour off with a North Canterbury wine-tasting. Includes optional lunch and round-trip hotel transportation from Christchurch to Kaikoura. This 9.5-hour Akaroa day tour from Christchurch takes you to the South Island, where you’ll find stunning scenery and volcanic landscapes.
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The Southern DrifttourwithInspiring Journeysis a great way to explore the South Island. It’s easy, relaxed, and fun. The 12-day New Zealand tour begins and ends in Christchurch. It takes a variety of passengers, including seniors and young teens, to the main destinations on the South Island’s bucket list. We’re talking aboutFranz Josef,Milford SoundandQueenstown, as well as a few surprises along the way. Inspiring Journeys is the only escorted tour that actually stays in Milford Sound. Soak in the natural beauty of New Zealand with a full-day tour to Kaikoura from Christchurch. Start with transfer to the Coastal Pacific Train for the journey north to Kaikoura, then transfer to a sturdy boat for your whale-watching cruise.
The train travels towards Gore and then turns to the coast on its way to Dunedin. Package includes 2x complimentary beverage vouchers to be enjoyed on board each heritage train day. With plenty of quality bars, restaurants and cafes, there is something for everyone. The Tramway restaurant, housed in a working heritage tram, offers unique sightseeing and fine dining in one. For more tours starting in Christchurch, check outThe Best New Zealand Tours Starting in Christchurch. Our Legendary Tour lives up its name with breathtaking scenery, bucket loads adventure, and eye-opening cultural experiences.
You don’t have to worry about breakfast as it’s included throughout the trip. However, only one dinner is included. Are you looking for a cheap flight to Christchurch? Or perhaps you just want to see the South Island? Make the most of it by joining one of the awesome New Zealand tours that start from Christchurch. You can travel the South Island with other like-minded travellers and arrive back in Christchurch to catch your flight. Or, you can explore New Zealand from Christchurch to Auckland. Either way, there’s a tour to suit everyone, from budgeting backpackers to seniors seeking luxury. Check out some of our favourite options in this guide to the best New Zealand tours starting from Christchurch.
Before you return via Waimak Gorge, enjoy a light lunch at the hotel and light refreshments. This tour is limited to 8 participants, which ensures a more personal experience. Enjoy a leisurely morning, followed by a visit at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. This is a tribute and a way to discover New Zealand’s rich history in transport, climbing, and hotel history. Followed by a scenic drive through the National Park surrounded by the silent splendour of the Southern Alps. The celebrity guest speaker for the evening is Peter Hillary, son from Sir Edmund Hillary.