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Christchurch: Tramway Restaurant 4-Course Dinner Tour

1. Christchurch: Tramway Restaurant 4-Course Dinner Tour

Climb aboard a vintage tram for a unique dinner tour of Christchurch. Admire the city’s sights illuminated for the night as you dine on a 4-course, chef prepared menu. The colonial-style Christchurch Tram has been fully refurbished inside and out to create a cozy, intimate experience. It’s fully air-conditioned for comfortable dining at any time of year. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival. Glide past city highlights, such as the Avon River and Botanic Gardens on a 2.5-hour journey through the city center. See how the city has been rebuilt since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Popular with locals and out-of-towners, the dinner tour features chef-prepared menus in a dining car for up to 36 people. Enjoy seasonal fare served from the tram’s tiny kitchen, including a first course, main course and dessert. As well as a creative selection of innovative meals, the chefs can also cater to specific dietary requirements with prior notice.

Christchurch: Guided Crater Rim Walk in Banks Peninsula

2. Christchurch: Guided Crater Rim Walk in Banks Peninsula

Enjoy a full day guided walk on Banks Peninsula, an amazing outdoor playground for everybody visiting Christchurch. No more than a 30-minute ride from Christchurch city, enjoy an exhilarating walk around the Crater Rim Track surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano. Marvel at the amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching across Pegasus Bay to the often snow covered Southern Alps as well as the picturesque Lyttelton harbor and wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean. The walk provides the opportunity to see and experience New Zealand at its very best. You can choose between a shared walking tour or a private guided walking tour. Begin your journey with pickup from your accommodation from your guide. On the drive to the site of the walk, listen to your guide's entertaining tales of the history of Christchurch and learn about the people who live here. Hot drinks will be provided at a local café as you prepare your hiking equipment with your guide, and receive a lunch box and refreshments before the walk commences. On the walk, immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of New Zealand and feel the refreshing wind in your hair. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way, and the chance to hear more about the history of the area during your walk. Take a pause from the walk to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at a picturesque location, here the tour often stops at a little bay which can only be reached by foot or by boat. Marvel at the abundant local bird and marine life in the area while you enjoy your meal. After lunch, join your guide on the walk back to your transportation for a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Christchurch.

Christchurch: Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguin Eco-Tour

3. Christchurch: Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguin Eco-Tour

Enjoy a full day adventure taking in the breath-taking scenery of the rugged Banks Peninsula coastline and farmlands. Stopover at scenic lookouts and visit quaint Little River Gallery as well as the award-winning Barrys Bay Cheese factory at Duvauchelles.  The highlight of the day is encountering wild Penguins at Flea Bay, Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula. Discover the penguin colony in their natural habitat at remote Pohatu (the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand). Your tour includes a catered lunch, refreshments, and expert guided tour of the penguin colony by a local family of conservationists. Learn about the area’s rich history, native flora and fauna, and Pohatu’s unique penguin conservation program. Be greeted by the farm's friendly pet sheep and see White-Flippered penguins as the people of Pohatu monitor nesting sites.  If visiting between mid-November and mid-February, you may even be lucky enough to see rehabilitation efforts such as supplemental feedings and swim therapy. Pohatu have been conserving the Little Penguins for over 30 years and have 4 conservation awards for their efforts in penguin conservation, protection, and monitoring. Spending time with Pohatu even helps the preservation of these beautiful birds for future generations. 

Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre Day Trip

4. Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre Day Trip

Set off from Christchurch on a small-group day trip for jaw-dropping scenery and an amazing alpine experience in incredible surroundings. Travel in the comfort of a modern minibus, soaking in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Alps. Discover sites such as the Ben Ohau Range, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and even multiple sites from "Middle-Earth". Savor a delicious lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel. Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre's 3D theatre, museum, and Digital Dome Planetarium. Educational and entertaining, you will explore the history of the Mount Cook region through spectacular 2D and 3D experiences. Learn about one of the world’s greatest explorers, pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary.  Enjoy the close proximity and spectacular views of New Zealand’s highest peak in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, located in Te Wāhipounamu UNESCO World Heritage area. For the more adventurous, you can undertake an included side trip to the Tasman Glacier. Alternatively, relax at Mt Cook Village where you can spend more time at the Alpine Centre, the Hermitage’s Retail Centre, or at the Department of Conservation’s Visitor Centre before being picked up later for the return journey to Christchurch.

Christchurch: Packhorse Hut Guided Walk and Scenic Drive

5. Christchurch: Packhorse Hut Guided Walk and Scenic Drive

Departing Christchurch City, this tour follows the story of Harry Al and his grand vision to create a splendid walking tour from Christchurch to Akaroa in the early 1900s. Although Harry died before the track could be completed, the section from Christchurch to Packhorse Hut captures the stunning scenery and dramatic landscape of Banks Peninsula and Lyttleton Harbour. After being collected from town, your tour travels up through the affluent suburbs of Cashmere. A short stop at "the Sign of the Tahakhe" is an excellent place to snap a picture overlooking Christchurch, before you drive up to the second stop at the Sign of the Kiwi. Following the Sign of the Kiwi its a short drive along Summit Road to the Sign of the Bellbird, where your guide will provide morning tea. After morning tea your tour continues along the summit for another 15 minites before reaching Gebbies Pass. An 11-kilometer hike will then comprise your return journey, during which you will stop at Packhorse Hut for lunch. After completing the walk the return journey follows the coastal road around Lyttleton Harbour, passing through the small settlement of Gavernors Bay before heading up over the port hills and back to Christchurch.

Christchurch: Helicopter Winery Tour and Tastings

6. Christchurch: Helicopter Winery Tour and Tastings

Make a grand entrance by helicopter, landing between the vines to indulge your senses at 4 unique wineries of North Canterbury Experience tastings, each with their distinctive flavours and award winning blends. Experience the very best wines North Canterbury has to offer, and let us do the driving! Wineries visited: George Road Wines, Greystone Vineyard, Black Estate, Waipara Hills Winery Includes helicopter flights and wine tastings . Lunch options are available upon request and availability. GEORGE ROAD WINES produce some of NZ's finest Syrah and Pinot Gris, as well as the perennial customer favourite, their Rosé. A commitment to meticulous viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques shines through in every glass. GREYSTONE is 100% certified organic owned and operate vineyard. You will be able to taste through our special releases, aged wines and other treats only available at our cellar door. BLACK ESTATE is a flavorsome experience from start to finish. Consisting of 3 North Canterbury organic wineries and restaurant, that prides itself in delivering delicious organic and spray free cuisine. WAIPARA HILLS WINERY established in 2001 and recipient to over 500 medals, Waipara Hills has a fine reputation for crafting rich aromatics with vibrant, complex flavours. Lunch is not included but talk to us direct if you would like to have options to choose. PLEASE NOTE minimum of two paying fares for flight to depart. The legal age to consume or purchase alcohol in New Zealand is 18 Years old. Please carry appropriate Identification if asked to produce proof of age. Allow for 4-5 hours Wineries visited may differ on day

Christchurch: Half-Day Crater Rim Walk with Local Guide

7. Christchurch: Half-Day Crater Rim Walk with Local Guide

Enjoy a half day guided walk on Banks Peninsula, an amazing outdoor playground for everybody visiting Christchurch. No more than a 30-minute ride from Christchurch city, enjoy an exhilarating walk around the Crater Rim Track surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano. Marvel at the amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching across Pegasus Bay to the often snow covered Southern Alps as well as the picturesque Lyttelton harbor and wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean. The walk provides the opportunity to see and experience New Zealand at its very best. Begin your journey with pickup from your accommodation by your guide. On the drive to the site of the walk, listen to your guide's entertaining tales of the history of Christchurch and learn about the people who live there. Hot drinks will be provided at a local café as you prepare your hiking equipment with your guide, and receive a snack box with refreshments before the walk commences. On the walk, immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of New Zealand. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way, and the chance to hear more about the history of the area during your walk.

Canterbury Farm and Scenic Day Tour from Christchurch

8. Canterbury Farm and Scenic Day Tour from Christchurch

Enjoy a gentle 4WD introduction to the real New Zealand on a day-trip from Christchurch. Whether you are a serious agriculturalist, or just coming along to pat some animals and enjoy the marvelous scenery, there is something for everyone and every age. After pickup from central Christchurch, journey in comfort through the dramatic scenery of Canterbury farmlands against the backdrop of the Southern Alps. On your way to different farms (up to three), take in the wonder of the diverse landscape containing tussock, braided rivers, plateaus, hills, and mountain lakes. An enormous variety of farm types in the region include horse studs, deer, cereal crops, poultry, orchards, vineyards, vegetables, forestry, pigs, and flower growing. Visit working farm properties for insight into the local way of life. Tour destinations vary according to the season and all involve a variety of interesting farm types and topographies. At each location, there will be ample time to look around and the opportunity to interact with animals including feeding, patting and grooming. Your entertaining and knowledgeable guide is a fully qualified agriculturalist who can relate all the agricultural facts, figures, and history of this unique countryside.

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What people are saying about Christchurch

A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable experience with great food and great service. You should do this if you haven’t already! Enjoy

A highlight of our visit to Chch. The four course meal was of a very high standard. Enjoyed our evening immensely.

A great way to look at the city at night with excellent food and service and beautiful history in the tram

Great food great service and a very pleasant, relaxing experience. Highly recommended.

Had the best night , food Amazing service exceptional would highly recommend