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Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour provided by Leisure Tours

Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour
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from $235.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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Last updated: 25 Sep 2020
A note from Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour
Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygiene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
The International Antarctic Centre — winner of the New Zealand Tourism Board's Tourism Award for Best Visitor Attraction — provides an interactive experience that recreates the terrain and weather conditions of Antarctica. The Willowbank Wildlife Reserve showcases a variety of animals both native and introduced to New Zealand. After transport from your Christchurch hotel in the afternoon, use your admission ticket to the Snow and Ice Experience and immerse yourself in a likeness of the southernmost continent. After you battle arctic winds and blizzard-like conditions, visit the Penguin Encounter to observe blue penguins — the smallest in the world. Don’t miss an included 20-minute ride on the Hagglund all-terrain snowmobile. Your tour continues to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, where you’re served a five-course New Zealand–style buffet dinner after free time to explore the farmyard and zoo. Following your meal, tour the wilderness reserve for a look at kiwis in their natural habitat. Learn about New Zealand’s national bird and observe keas, possums, wallabies, capuchin monkeys, Asian otters, Siamang gibbons, ring-tailed lemurs and more. Your tour concludes with the return to your Christchurch accommodation in the evening. Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950CLT07B
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Ride on the Hagglund all-terrain snow mobile • Dinner • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Entry/Admission - International Antarctic Centre • Entry/Admission - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
Exclusions
Food and beverages not specified in the tour itinerary
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Ride on the Hagglund all-terrain snow mobile • Dinner • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Entry/Admission - International Antarctic Centre • Entry/Admission - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
Exclusions
Food and beverages not specified in the tour itinerary
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    International Antarctic Centre
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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William B
Perth, Australia950 contributions
Uncomfortable And Bumpy
Feb 2019 • Couples
The Hagglunds All Terrain carrier is part of the International Antarctic Centre day out and it is supposed to simulate the rough conditions experienced in the Antarctic by those who spend their time in the harsh landscape. The whole experience was part of a shore tour from the ''Majestic Princess'' when we called in at Akaroa. The Centre itself, is a great experience but I don't think the ''Hagglund's'' ride quite captures the Antarctic terrain. The vehicle itself is amazing and climbs up cliff faces with ultimate ease. I tried to capture photos of the odd angles that you find yourself in but it is far too bumpy and hair raising to get the angle you wish to achieve on film. The whole International Antarctic Centre visit is a great experience but the ''Hagglund's''; if you've got a bad back, is not for you. Don't be put off, it is a great experience, but unfortunately, not for me.
Written 5 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review and it is pleasing that you found your shore excursion to the International Antarctic Centre a great experience. The Hugglund which is normally one of the highlights of the tour is as you say not for everyone as it is definitely an off the road experience to demonstrate what the Hugglund is capable of doing in all sorts of terrrain. There is a warning provided prior to the ride that the ride is not suitable for people with bad backs, as it is bumpy and it is designed this way to simulate the conditions in Antarctica.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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