Day Trips in Christchurch

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Day Trips from Christchurch

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$349.00
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6+ hours
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$596.27
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Bus Tours
5–6 hours
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$120.00
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Bus Tours
5–6 hours
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$160.00
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Rail Tours
2–3 hours
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$125.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$500.00
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Bus Tours
2–8 hours
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$144.00
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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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Day Trips
4–6 hours
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$187.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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  • TravelBug
    1 contribution
    Beautiful day trip with great views.
    There were a few stops along the way that made the trip even more special. You have plenty of time on your lunch break to check out the visitors center. It’s pretty cool and worth the stop.
    Written 11 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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  • Nina W
    1 contribution
    The driver was great! He definitely made the tour perfect!
    The wineries were good, enjoyed the lunch provided
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • JUPANDMUP
    Auckland, New Zealand226 contributions
    What an awesome tour with Giles. Giles picked us up from our hotel. He was so informative and the years of experience came through. We felt very comfortable with him even though it was just the two of us. Great choice for the wine tastings and we managed to buy a dozen along the way. I am a real fan of Greystone and order their wines regularly so it was good to actually be in the vineyard and know where the wine comes from. Highly recommend.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Shamama1
    Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
    We have been meaning to do this for years and we finally got around to it! We had a wonderful experience from the minute we stepped on the tram. Accomodating and friendly service. The food was to die for, cooked to perfection and really couldn’t fault it at all. My husband did the wine pairing with it and loved it, great value for money. Would absolutely do this again and recommend to friends.
    Written 5 December 2021
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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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  • Kathy W
    Auckland, New Zealand345 contributions
    Well worth doing and staying over with a trip back the next day.
    The train is comfortable with big windows and comfortable seating.
    The departure terminal is modern and a bit out from central Christchurch with small parking area.
    Food and beverages available on board or byo food. Great scenery along the journey that you don’t see on the roads. Travel through farms with open vistas of rivers and steams and of course mountains. So quintessential New Zealand and not to be missed.
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • Danielle Ackland
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    Such an awesome birthday experience! Had a group of 40 and they organised everything which made the day super enjoyable. Our driver was awesome and got along with us all. Would highly recommend for any event or a day out.
    Written 27 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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  • 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
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    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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  • Kura L
    2 contributions
    Had an absolutely fabulous day on the Between the Wines tour with friends. The helicopter ride there and back is a bonus as you take in the beautiful landscape of Canterbury and also Christchurch city. Our awesome pilot Jono was very knowledgeable in pointing out sites and points of interest and with a sense of humour to boot. The 5 wineries each had something different to offer and not to mention the delicious wines. Of course you feel quite special arriving at each winery by helicopter.
    Cant recommend this tour highly enough. Gather together some family or friends and do it. You wont be disappointed.
    Thanks GCH and Jono for a great day. Kura
    Written 7 July 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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