Christchurch & its Surrounding Private City Tour


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Discover Christchurch with a local guide!

Experience the diversity and secrets of this beautiful English styled city and its surrounding country side with a local private guide. We are totally flexible about what you see, this will be largely determined by your interests. Christchurch and Canterbury have an English feel to it, this is reflected in areas like the Heritage Percent and along the Avon River where punts still ply their trade. Parks, gardens, wine and the country are also popular additions to any tour. Its your call, let me know what you want see and I will facilitate it.


This is a private tour and is meant to accommodate your interests and schedule. I can be contacted through the ToursByLocals website to work out an itinerary that's right for you. If you have any specific destinations you would like to visit, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your wishes. Some like to look a Christchurch's colonial past, others prefer parks and gardens, wine and the country is also popular. Its your call, let me know what you want and I will facilitate it.

Typically your tour will in all likelihood include: Wine from Straight 8 Vineyard, The Heritage prescient (Christchurch Museum, The Arts Centre, The Botanical Gardens) The Cardboard Cathedral, City Street Art, New Regent Street and the Port Hills
A walk on Sumner beach is possible, views of the Southern Alps from the Port Hills and a stroll in the gardens are options. On this private country and city tour almost anything is possible.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from the wharf in Akaroa.
Usually I wait at the town end of the Wharf in a small "Pocket" park end under a Red and Black umbrella. As folk are tendered off the boats this progress can be slow but rest assured there is always time to achieve our goal.

End location: Same as pick-up point or at another agreed upon location.

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

If wanted this tour can be extended to fit your schedule (from 6 to 7 hours)
This may be necessary if you are on a cruise boat with an Akaroa pick up.


Transportation will be in a late model Van or SUV.
There may be some walking involved depending on activities.

What’s Included

All entry fees are included, as is transport from collection point to drop off point.
On your day out you will be informed and experience the diversity and secrets of Christchurch. Learn a little about our unique past and hopeful future.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - Additional funding may be needed if you wish to purchase additional items on your private tour.

What’s Extra

If you wish to purchase any souvenir items of visit a café or shop you will need local currency or a credit card.

A Recent Review of this tour

Michaels tour went way beyond what we were expecting.He was knowledgeable, with so much information about the environment, a well constructed tour, showing us many interesting facets of the countryside, great photo opportunities, and he made our day very memorable. As a guide we highly recommend him.
Shirley Majors

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