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Experience Christchurch through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

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Christchurch Private Tours

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Experience a flexible tour of Christchurch, New Zealand, with a friendly personal guide from ToursByLocals. Your private tour guide knows the Christchurch area as only locals do, and is eager to show you some special lesser-known places, based on your travel interests, as well as the must-see attractions of this charming "Garden City."

Glide down the Avon, Edwardian-style, in a flat-bottomed punt. Walk through New Zealand's natural history at Willowbank and see wildlife up close, even the rarest of Kiwi birds. Include a taste of Maori culture for an experience that's authentic and unique to New Zealand.

Hosted by an eco-conscious local guide who knows the best-kept secrets of the city, you'll see the attractions that appeal to you and learn what locals love about living in Christchurch.

Book a Christchurch tour offered by ToursByLocals, and ask your personal guide about customizing your private tour to include exactly what you want to see and do. Go global — tour by local!
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
In New Zealand there is no requirement for a guide to have a license to give tours.

However, if the tour guide is also the driver, then they are required to hold a Passenger Service License and have a Private Hire Registration.

The driver must hold a Passenger Endorsement and must also complete a log book, and must record all work time. Drivers must not exceed the allowable work time.

The vehicle must hold a Certificate of fitness (CoF)

Some rental vehicles are not suitable as Passenger Service vehicles due to the narrow aisle space, seating arrangements and lack of cargo barriers. Most rental company contracts forbid the vehicle being used in a passenger service. report error

All ToursByLocals guides have met our ToursByLocals Guide Requirements which includes warranting that they can legally give the tours they offer.

Christchurch Shore Excursion Tours

Christchurch tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Christchurch Day Tour with Private Guide...ex Akaroa
Great Shore Excursion for Cruise Ship Passengers Stopping In Akaroa..up to 10 pax !
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Christchurch tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Akaroa Day Tour with Private Guide....ex Christchurch
Banks Peninsula and Akaroa.....for up to 10 pax !
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Christchurch City Tours

Christchurch tours City Private Tours Milford Sound / Queenstown / Mt Cook Tour with Private Guide ex-Christchurch (South Island ,New Zealand)
A 6 Day Tour of the best of the South Island
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Christchurch tours City Private Tours Fox Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch) with a Private Guide
South Island 9 Day Tour in a Circular Route
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Christchurch tours City Private Tours Private Tour to Nelson / Franz Josef Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Milford or Doubtful Sound / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch)
South Island 10 Day Tour - feel the nature and see the sights
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Christchurch Cultural Tours

Christchurch tours Cultural Private Tours Christchurch Day Tour with Private Guide...ex Akaroa
Great Shore Excursion for Cruise Ship Passengers Stopping In Akaroa..up to 10 pax !
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Christchurch tours Cultural Private Tours Christchurch and surroundings tour
views of Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour from Port Hills
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Christchurch tours Cultural Private Tours Private Tour to Nelson / Franz Josef Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Milford or Doubtful Sound / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch)
South Island 10 Day Tour - feel the nature and see the sights
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Christchurch Fishing Tours

Christchurch tours Fishing Private Tours South Island Tour with Private Guide (Mt Cook , Milford Sound, Queenstown , Dunedin , West Coast , Akaroa )
10 Day Tour........best of the South Island
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Christchurch Hiking & Walking Tours

Christchurch tours Hiking & Walking Private Tours Private Tour to Milford Sound / Queenstown / Dunedin / Mt Cook / Lake Tekapo (ex- Christchurch)
8 Day tour with private guide...best of the South Island
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Christchurch Nature & Wildlife Tours

Christchurch tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Milford Sound / Queenstown / Mt Cook Tour with Private Guide ex-Christchurch (South Island ,New Zealand)
A 6 Day Tour of the best of the South Island
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Christchurch tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Private Tour to Milford Sound / Queenstown / Dunedin / Mt Cook / Lake Tekapo (ex- Christchurch)
8 Day tour with private guide...best of the South Island
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Christchurch tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Fox Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch) with a Private Guide
South Island 9 Day Tour in a Circular Route
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Other Christchurch Tours

Christchurch tours Other Private Tours Akaroa Day Tour with Private Guide....ex Christchurch
Banks Peninsula and Akaroa.....for up to 10 pax !
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Christchurch tours Other Private Tours Milford Sound / Queenstown / Mt Cook Tour with Private Guide ex-Christchurch (South Island ,New Zealand)
A 6 Day Tour of the best of the South Island
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Christchurch tours Other Private Tours Fox Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch) with a Private Guide
South Island 9 Day Tour in a Circular Route
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Tour in Christchurch, New Zealand:
"Dermot was a stupendous guide. Informative, kind, amazingly accommodating, very knowledgable. He made our day, especial,..." [more]
Sam Tabachnik - Dec, 2013   [view tour]
Tour in Akaroa, New Zealand:
"Brian met us at the dock and then gave us a wonderful, picturesque drive in and around Akaroa. We then headed to Christ,..." [more]
Jeffrey Dodge - Mar, 2015   [view tour]
Tour in Christchurch, New Zealand:
"Dermot was just purely amazing. My husband and I spent our first year anniversary in New Zealand and had requested for ,..." [more]
Nur Zahidah Noor Mohamed - May, 2014
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