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Canterbury Trails - Day Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Canterbury Trails - Day Tours
Canterbury Trails focuses on small group guided tours of the South Island. We offer day tours from Christchuch to Akaroa NZ, Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine train and Kaikoura Whale Watching. In addition we offer a 9 day Wilderness South Expedition Tour starting in Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown as well as a number of shorter guided trips in the Canterbury Region. We also specialise in putting together tailor made and bespoke tours working with our guests to ensure their interests and 'must see' places are included. See our web site for details.
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Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

Enjoy a full day in the gorgeous landscapes outside of Christchurch. This tour features the scenic TranzAlpine train and a guided tour of Arthur’s Pass National Park. See the Canterbury Plains, Waimakariri Gorge, and the Southern Alps, then explore by minivan from Arthur’s Pass, stopping for rain forest walks and a closer look at Cave Stream, Castle Hill, and Waimak Gorge. This small-group tour includes lunch and two teas.
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Bruce and Ange wrote a review Apr 2022
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The weather was perfect, the train trip great and our guide was excellent! Anujk was very knowledgeable and informative, nothing was too much trouble, he looked after us very well, we highly recommend any tour with Anujk as your guide
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Diana Wood wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a Christchurch City and environs Day Tour including Morning tea and Lunch. We were driven in a most comfortable car with Mandy who had excellent knowledge of all things from the great outdoors (she is a keep-fit runner) to the cultural side of life and having lived in Christchurch for some time, knows the before and after story intimately. Mandy drove impeccably, stopping whenever there were things of interest to look at or visit. She is a charming, intelligent and amusing lady and the whole experience was perfect. We had never done a private tour before and when you are time-poor, this is the way to see and learn the most in a short space of time. We hope she may contact us in Auckland if visiting. A great choice Elaine.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Cheezel wrote a review Feb 2021
Whitford, Auckland466 contributions155 helpful votes
This was a fabulous way to travel from Greymouth to Christchurch after a road trip around the top area of New Zealand. The staff were great from check - in to leaving the train at Christchurch. Good food and refreshments were offered. The scenery is varied and the commentary informative during the journey. I would love to do this again in winter as it would be spectacular. A great way to see some of the South Island, comfortable and good information. Will do this again and highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Thank you
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Excited-for-trip wrote a review Oct 2020
New Zealand2 contributions
Our tour guide Mandy went above and beyond to make our tour amazing. We encountered a crazy snow storm, that was unseasonable, on the way up the mountain while on the train. Mandy was waiting for us at the pass ... and safely escorted us to the comfy van and took every precaution to not only get us down the mountain safely but to make my entire family happy. Roads were closing as we were making our way down the mountain and she drove like a champ. While we didn’t get to do the tour the way we had planned (due to the crazy weather) she planned out a gorgeous day in Christchurch. We had an amazing time exploring the city. She made sure each member of the family experienced something special. The van was tidy and comfortable. The service was beyond amazing and it was the highlight of our trip to the South Island.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review of your day out with Canterbury Trails and our guide Mandy. It truly was a day to remember with the weather that day and we are happy Mandy was able to not only able keep you safe and comfortable but to adjust the day to suit everyone.
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Travel34855117471 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Absolutely stunning postcard views of the Southern Alps driving towards and from Sheffeild. What a view to wake up to, I could move there just for the view. Was not impressed with Arthur's pass, not much there and little was open. The kea should be much bigger feature and selling point for the area. Understandingly we have just gone back into COVID 19 level 2 but some life needs to go into Arthur's Pass. By the way did I say the views were absolutely stunning
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Date of experience: August 2020
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