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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
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| Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-384 6148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment Tia picked us up in Christchurch until she dropped us off it was a fantastic day. Tia is very knowledgeable about and has a great love for her homeland. She made us feel special all day and made the day very enjoyable....More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved this tour! Our guide Tia was amazing from the start. We loved the train ride and the walk through the forest and then castle rocks was incredible. We even got to see thanks to Tia a kea family! Would recommend this company...More

Thank IndigoBoy0
Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The train trip views were great, but nothing compared to the 45-60 minute hikes she took us on. Tia is a knowledgeable guide. Passionate about New Zealand, plants, history and the environment. Lunch was charming, and she had tea and brownies as a snack. We...More

Thank Marijo R
Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. Tia really enjoyed spending the day with you too.

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We spent the day with Irene and had a great experience. Friendly and fun, she even surprised us with coffee and brownie during our journey. We enjoyed it very much and she was very informative and fun.

Thank Julio B
Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you Julio for your review. It was a fun day, and I also enjoyed the time we had together,

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Maria, our excellent guide, picked us up at the hotel and took us "off the beaten path" to the beach, and toured several areas of the devastating earth quake that are still waiting to be repaired (as well as rebuilt areas). An absolutely delightful and...More

Thank amybA2507XB
Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review and your great comments regarding Maria. She remembers you both and the day very well, and she enjoyed showing you not only Christchurch but an insight in what it is like to live here.

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Canterbury Trails provided us with private tours of Christchurch & local wineries, then dropped us off for the Alpine train, followed us to Arthurs Pass where they picked us up & drove us down the west coast to Queenstown. Tea, our guide, was on time,...More

Thank klevycole
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We joined the train up to Arthurs Pass and then onwards by coach as part of a South Island Tour. A great experience and spent most of the trip in the open observation car despite having booked seats. Take a fleece, it is breezy! Plenty...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We toured with a guide named Peter who picked us up at our hotel for a small group tour (actually it was only us). He was extremely informative and personable and took us to many sights before we got to the harbor. We passed through...More

Thank franee0409
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a day hiking in the mountains with Jeff M. It was a non stop education in NZ, its terrain, its wildlife, its issues and so on; all done with a give and take conversation that made the day roar by. Jeff is as...More

Thank PatStarke
Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you Pat for your wonderful review. George has just recently joined our team at Canterbury Trails and we are very lucky to have him and his fantastic knowledge and passion. Im glad he made the day so special for you. Safe travels.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Peter was our guide and he was well informed, considerate and entertaining. He made sure all our requests were met.Peter with Canterbury Trails were great!

Thank Al2020
Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to send such a nice review, and I will pass your comments on to Peter. He enjoyed the time he spent with you all. Cheers Irene

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