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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve provided by Leisure Tours

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950PRTCHCCLT66ACS
Important information
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Entry/Admission - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Akaroa Dolphins, 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand From the Main Wharf in Akaroa, head down to the end where you will see the Akaroa I-Site and a small park on the right-hand side. Next to the Canon statue, a representative will be waiting for you. Please arrive by 10.15am for a 10.30am departure.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Entry/Admission - Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Akaroa Dolphins, 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand From the Main Wharf in Akaroa, head down to the end where you will see the Akaroa I-Site and a small park on the right-hand side. Next to the Canon statue, a representative will be waiting for you. Please arrive by 10.15am for a 10.30am departure.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Akaroa Dolphins
    65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    From the Main Wharf in Akaroa, head down to the end where you will see the Akaroa I-Site and a small park on the right-hand side. Next to the Canon statue, a representative will be waiting for you. Please arrive by 10.15am for a 10.30am departure.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Akaroa Village Inn
  • 1
    Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cathedral Square
  • 2
    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Banks Peninsula
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Edmundo_de_ABQ
Albuquerque, NM1,311 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The drive from Akaroa where ships dock, through Banks Peninsula to Christchurch is a long but interesting drive where you see much of the countryside. Christchurch is a magnificent city. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a family owned and operated place where animals are displayed for public viewing. They advertise that they participate in conservation of Kiwi's and other wildlife. If you imagine that this is a vast wildlife sanctuary it's not. It was interesting to go inside the Kiwi habitat they've created and also to go inside the large bird enclosures.
Written 7 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the positive review and I'm happy you enjoyed your day in Christchurch and Willowbank. Your observations regarding Willowbank is correct - it is not really a zoo but more a wildlife reserve that promotes conservation and showcases our unique ecosystem and endangered animals. They also participate in animal rescues and breeding programs and work closely with many New Zealand conservation organizations. The variety of New Zealand animals on display, both native and introduced, is a real highlight for many people who book this excursion as they may never see these animals again. Thanks again for a great review and we hope you get to visit NZ again some time in the future.
Written 7 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. 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. Discover and book Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve on Tripadvisor