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Sightseeing tours including Aoraki Mount Cook Day tour or overnight trip,Tekapo transfer tour,Christchurch garden tour , Akaroa Day trip with nature cruise or swim with dolphins, Kaikoura whalewatching or swim with dolphins, Hanmer hot spring trips , Tranz Alpine train day tour with hiking in the Arthurs Pass National Park , wineries and hiking.I prepare homemade 2 course picnic lunches which enables us to have flexibility so that we can change our schedule if the weather is not on our side.My vehicle seats 7 guests. However am able to arrange charters of larger vehicles to suit clients wishes or groups size.I also speak and write Japanese so delighted to assist guests from Japan with their holidays to New Zealand. In my 25th year now of guiding the beautiful South Island and as a local feel I really do get to show overseas visitors a lot of wonderful places that you simply don't get to see if you are on a large coach.Please refer to my Trip Advisor review s on CanNZ Day Tours.
Christchurch, New Zealand

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John B
Gallatin, TN36 contributions
Mar 2020
Craig picked us up at our hotel and from start to finish he customized our tour to meet our wishes. We drove to Arthur's Pass where we were served a delightful picnic with views of the mountains. Along the way ther and back, he answered a thousand questions about flora, fauna, history, geology, you name it. After our return to Christchurch, he gave us a quick tour of the CBD, including the heartbreaking Christchurch Cathedral damaged during the earthquake. Craig goes out of his way to make your tour something you will always remember. You can't go wrong!
Written 17 March 2020
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cruisecat95
United States54 contributions
Nov 2019
We had an absolutely amazing day with Craig while visiting on a cruise stop. Craig had contacted us a number of times prior to our arrival to help us plan a very full day. He picked us up from the dock and we headed to Arthur's Pass National Park. We stopped along the way along a meadow to had Craigs homemade scones, jam and tea. We toured the National Park which was breathtaking! Craig made us a picnic lunch that was to die for!! Everything homemade. He even fresh cooked asparagus from his garden. The men in our group are wood workers. On the way back through the valley he surprised us and arranged for a tour of a saw mill! We had a 10 hour tour planned and Craig had us back to the ship right on time!
Written 6 January 2020
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Thanks so much for your generous words. That was a fabulous day with you all and glad that you enjoyed the picnic lunch as well. Good on the lads at the Sawmill for giving you such a great tiki tour of the mill too. Hope you all have some great memories of your trip to Canterbury. Appreciate you keeping me in a job I love. All the best to you for 2020.
Written 7 January 2020
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Angela G
Brisbane, Australia182 contributions
We decided to take the train to Greymouth and collect our hire car there for a drive down the Wild West coast to Wanaka, where we had an apartment for a week.
The train goes through some spectacular country and we could both enjoy all of it from the wide windows. It only takes four hours but it was a terrific way to travel. The road doesn’t quite follow the track so we got unique views that we wouldn’t have by driving. The cafe car was great - really good coffee and fresh delicious food. Our fellow passengers even had beer and wine. The stop at Arthur’s Pass is great. And the on board commentary is really interesting. This is a must do in our book.
Also hiring. Car in Greymouth is easy as all the car hire places are in the train station and we had time to head north to Pancake Rocks - have a late lunch and a walk before driving back to Greymouth and having a look around.
Written 24 May 2019
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Sally
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Couples
We are currently on our first trip to New Zealand celebrating our 40th anniversary. Upon high recommendations from friends, we booked Craig for the day. He met us in Akaroa where our ship was docked. What a delightful man! He is very knowledgable about New Zealand and the area we were touring. We had a wonderful picnic lunch, overlooking stunning scenery,which included Craig's homemade bread & greens from his garden. Truly a day in Akaroa, Pigeon Bay, & Christchurch that we will never forget largely due to the great care & hospitality of Craig Rome!
Written 7 December 2018
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Good on you for following up on your predecessors and giving me an amazing visit to Craigforth and learning so much more about the early history of Banks Peninsula and Pigeon Bay. The weather certainly does help and what fantastic vista s we could enjoy. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a generous review. What a great day for me too.
Written 8 December 2018
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Miffy0716
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Solo
Big thanks to my tour guide Craig! :) He guided us through our day trip to Aoraki Mt. Cook and showed us around all the amazing photo spots. We also had a lovely picnic at a beautiful location with Craig’s handmade meal which tasted amazing ;)
Definitely one of the most beautiful views I’ve seen in my entire life! This tour made my trip to Christchurch a special one for sure!!
Written 6 November 2018
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Good on you for putting up such a kind review on my tour. That was just an incredible day and when I can combine the asparagus from my garden and the fresh salmon from Mt Cook and enjoy it beside those fantastic aqua marine blue colour of Pukaki..Its as good as it gets. Usually the wind can be so strong and yet 15 kms away from the strong winds of Lake Tasman Pukaki was like a mill pond..
Written 6 November 2018
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Freedom08200492914
1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Family
It's wonderful time to my family we travelled Christchurch at July.2018. Craig is a nice, experience and helpful guild. The trip made us had a good memories in NZ.

Thanks Craig again and I hope I have a chance to travel next time.
Written 1 November 2018
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Thanks so much for your kind review and so glad that you and your family have got some great memories of your trip. I hope I can be of service to your family again in the future. cheers Craig
Written 2 November 2018
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Lam Z
1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Family
We just completed a tour to Arthur's Pass today. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone who wants to sit back, relax, and enjoy the best of NZ's wonderful nature. The organisation of the tour was perfect: Craig tweaked the schedule slightly to suit the weather of the day. Craig is extremely knowledgeable. He tailored our trip to include walking trails and photo taking at nice spots. Never a dull moment in the tour, and you're in safe hands by joining the tour.
Written 19 July 2018
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Thank you so much. For sure there is a higher risk with Winter weather but without doubt the photos in winters are far superior. Have a good trip home and do come again when our city is further along the recovery road.
Written 20 July 2018
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Carole E
Charlottetown, Canada10 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Craig was an amazing host and guide. His enthusiasm was contagious. Truly a fun and informative day. The views were amazing. It was our best tour
Written 27 March 2018
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Thats high praise indeed. So glad you enjoyed the day and we were blessed with great weather which sure helps. Thanks so much for finding me and coming such a long long way. Dont you let Mr Trump upset you..we enjoy Mr Trudeau fending him off....Cheers Craig
Written 12 June 2018
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tle181957
Corner Brook, Canada4 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
We have recently returned from a trip to New Zealand, Australia and Bali. As we were a group of 10, a private tour was the only way to travel. We hit the jackpot when we choose Craig Rome as our tour guide. Craig picked us up at the pier in Akaroa. We travelled through the countryside stopping along the way for those perfect photo opportunities, beautiful scenery, a cheese factory, Christchurch and to top it all off, Craig surprised us with a fabulous picnic. Craig's knowledge of the area and his enthusiasm and energy was amazing. During our 30 days, and a number of private tours, Craig Rome was by far the best tour guide of our trip. You won't be disappointed if you choose Craig and cannz@canzelandtours.com.
Written 24 March 2018
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Thanks for a wonderful review. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you all and so glad that the weather Gods played their part too. Great that you were blessed with good weather in Milford also...One day I hope I get to see Western Brook Fiord too. I hope that Mary got her licence back ok...I ve kept her Cruise card and will try to stowaway on her account when it comes around next year!!! Thanks for all your efforts to find my tour and the many e mails involved to set it up. Remember me kindly to everyone. Kia ora Craig
Written 12 June 2018
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Jo L
4 contributions
I recently returned from a fabulous trip to New Zealand and can’t say enough good things about our tour guide J. Craig Rome with CanNZTours (cannz@cannewzealandtours.com/en)
Craig was so knowledgeable about New Zealand and will design a special tour just for you.
He went out of his way taking us anywhere we wanted to go and he stopped the car when he spotted an ice cream place so we could try the hokey pokey ice cream we had read about.
I felt compelled to share our good fortune in finding Craig-a real jewel!
Written 2 March 2018
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Thank you also Jo for keeping me in a job I love. I m currently over in London helping my brother nurse his sick wife and whilst its an exciting city to be in and nice to have a bit of early Summer instead of our Winter... I m so homesick for New Zealand. That was a great day and so enjoyed meeting you all...... except for when we nearly lost someone between the Cathedral and Museum....!!!! Say hi to the rest of your travelling party in Canada from me. Cheers Craig
Written 12 June 2018
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