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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...more
| Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-384 6148
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our driver Hugo picked us up right on time at our hotel and transported us to the train station where he retrieved the tickets and on-boarded us giving detailed instructions on where to meet him when the train arrived at Arthur’s Pass. The TransAlpine Train...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Morgan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just finished a 11 days trip with Fiona of Canterbury Trails, and we enjoyed very much our time with her. She is knowledgeable, understanding, patient, and we have been well taken care by her. We also enjoyed very much the cafe and restaurant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 71sherryw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and i traveling with 6 others. We were picked up in Akaroa and a van took us into Christchurch. Beautiful ride and scenery. Guide was super friendly and informative. After a tour of the city of Christchurch we traveled to our jet boat for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were collected early by George who drove us to the station, collected our tickets and escorted us onto the train. Train journy was comfortable with good commentary through the scenic mountains. Disembarked at Arthur’s Pass to be driven back to Christchurch by a very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank manofekent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a fabulous day visiting Arthur's Pass and especially want to thank our guide George Moran for his special knowledge of the area and his insights about New Zealand geographic and cultural history. Martha and Neal C.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martha C
IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are very lucky to have George on the team. He is particularly passionate about the Arthurs Pass area. Pleased to hear you had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great day trip to Akaroa. There were 6 of us and our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Peter. The scenery was breathtaking, the boat trip on the harbor to see dolphins and penguins was lots of fun, lunch was delicious, and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CZS97
IreneH2162, General Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Peter also enjoyed showing you around our special part of the world.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

Tia took excellent care of us. She explained the outing and made sure we had what we needed at every step. We especially loved the hike at Arthur’s Pass, through the forest. Oh, the stairs!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marybN6158NR
IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. A big thank you from Tia also. The steps do make for a great work out! Safe travels.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you are in NZ South Island one I thing is for sure.... travel across the unique Arthur’s Pass. It’s a journey you will never forget.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank john p
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful day with our personal guide Fiona. She picked us up at our hotel in Christchurch to take us up to Kiakoura. Fiona was really good at catering to our interests and tailored our non-boating activities to those interests....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adam P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This train trip is just breath taking! I went in November and the landscape was astonishing. Looking forward to repeat the experience over winter months when hopefully all mountains will be covered with snow.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Celia I
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