Outdoor activities in Christchurch

Top Outdoor Activities in Christchurch, New Zealand

Outdoor Activities in Christchurch

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6+ hours
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$349.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$596.27
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2 hours
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$133.34
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$500.00
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Day Trips
6+ hours
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$318.93
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Day Trips
11–12 hours
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$425.60
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$299.00
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Adventure Tours
2–3 hours
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$145.00
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Day Trips
4–6 hours
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$187.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$450.00
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  • Samantha Yeo
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    Our experience with Akaroa Dolphins were lovely. Our guides were approachable and knowledgeable. We got to see bunch of dolphins up close, seals and even penguins. Not to mention the amazing landscape at Akaroa. Highly recommended!
    Written 22 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • anjukris
    1 contribution
    This day trip along with one to Lake Tekapo and Mt.Cook organized by NZSI were the highlights of our trip to the South Island. Mr. Anuj.K was an excellent tour guide and driver. He was very thoughtful, kind and considerate. He also clicked some great photographs of us. The hikes were refreshing and the look-out points were breathtaking. In general, the itinerary was concise and was followed to the T! We will definitely consider NZSI for future trips to the South Island.
    Written 21 December 2020
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  • Bruce and Ange
    3 contributions
    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
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Bruce and Ange
    3 contributions
    Seeing the Hectors dolphins was the highlight of the trip but we enjoyed the entire trip. The van guide was knowledgeable and the lunch was great.
    The boat trip was great and the captain's commentary was brilliant
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Sandi
    Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
    My 12th visit, to do a ride at RUBICAN Valley trek, my horse Memphis was a beautiful nature, comfortable ride love going there, Chris, our guide always gives an option to do a bit of canter or trot, with no pressure, scenery is stunning, And Chris always makes sure you are safe, with clear instructions, I have taken so many friends out there, beginner riders and all of them enjoyed their ride.. Highly recommend this trek🐴😻
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Danny C
    Auckland Central, New Zealand46 contributions
    I should start by being clear, this trip was the second we experienced with NZSI this week. The first was a day trip to Arthurs Pass taking the optional train ride out and using their transport to return. In both case we were picked up and dropped off at our accommodation.

    First of all I should mention our guide/driver Anuj. He was very pleasant, mannerly, considerate, punctual and professional. The vehicles used were both modern, comfortable and well maintained. When we were picked up we were provided with a face mask, hand sanitizer, wet wipes and some candies.

    I could really write a great deal of both experiences but I really want to keep your attention. Anuj kept us occupied with his incredible knowledge of the towns and sights and stopped regularly for photo stops and the occasional breaks for coffees, lunches and shopping. There was never any pressure to hurry.

    I would definitely recommend this company and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
    Written 24 February 2022
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  • Jeanettehb
    3 contributions
    Great tour. Informative with amazing scenery. So much packed into the day!
    Sadly we were out side of Penguin time but we saw seals up close and the little penguin boxes as if they were there.
    Gary the guide/driver was a great host.
    Thank you Maossie Tours.
    Written 28 March 2021
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  • Gary
    Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
    Great day, fantastic vessel, highly recommended. Saw three whales, + all sortsof other marine ceratrures incredible
    Written 9 January 2022
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  • Bradley Schmerl
    3 contributions
    We had a great tour in the Aoraki-Mt Cook area with Gary from Maossie Tours. Gary is very friendly and knowledgeable, and took great care of us throughout the day. Though the weather wasn't the best, and Mt Cook itself was shy all day, we had a very pleasant day seeing great lakes and glaciers, hearing about the history of the region, and visiting small towns in rural New Zealand. I recommend it highly, because you get to see this part of the country close up, and you can take in the stunning views as Gary drives.
    Written 8 December 2020
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  • Treena
    1 contribution
    Thank you Kevin for our wonderful day, and for going that extra mile to describe all of the surroundings to Charlie who is blind, we learnt so many new things because of your extensive knowledge of the area. Otira Hotel was such a great experience. If your considering doing this tour then go for it! You will not be disappointed. visiting the farm of Trevor and Heather was such a delight.
    Written 17 July 2021
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  • Anthony Jay
    5 contributions
    A fantastic tour that takes you into some of the best scenery in New Zealand as well as learning about different aspects of lord of rings . Even if you are not a big fan of the movie , I would certainly recommend this experience for the beauty and wilderness .
    Written 29 September 2020
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  • SOC100
    Christchurch, New Zealand58 contributions
    We did the night ziplining at the start of the night zipping (winter) great night views over the city while zipping down the lines.
    Make sure you wear plenty of warm clothes, there is a bit of waiting around while everyone in the group has their turn but group sizes are limited so you aren't waiting for ever.
    You get fitted into a modern sitting harness so no uncomfortable straps around your legs.
    Lots of fun & looking forward to going again during the day time.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • LWJax
    Jacksonville, FL3 contributions
    This was the most flexible tour I've ever seen. If you can't find exactly what you want, just let them know and I'm confident they will work it out exactly as you want. I appreciated that everyone on the tour seemed to have a different origin, stays, and destination and was amazed they were able to keep everyone straight. I wasn't able to make the connections with other travelers I had hoped for, though, with all the turnover. The scenery was beautiful and I really lucked out with gorgeous weather. My name was misspelled at the train station, a small glitch that was easily overcome since I had copied my email confirmation to the notes in my phone and could access without wifi. The delivery to my hotel was a glitch that was not as easily overcome. The shuttle dropped me off across the street because.... there was too much traffic!?! So I crossed a wet road in the dark, wearing dark clothes, dragging a large suitcase and carrying a heavy shoulder bag in between the heavy traffic. Delivery to my hotel was a wonderful amenity, but I wasn't a big fan of how it was accomplished. Would have given a five rating other than that.
    Written 25 May 2019
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  • Janet
    1 contribution
    We were in Christchurch for two days and the best part of our time there was the half day guided Crater Rim walk with Nicole. Nicole picked us up from our hotel and shared with us some of the history and stories of the area. The walk was wonderful with spectacular views, and Nicole provided water and morning tea. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and recommend Nicole wholeheartedly as a knowledgeable and friendly guide.
    Written 30 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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