Akaroa Cruise Shore Excursion Full Day Tour


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Shopping, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for all ages....young children must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver.

Friendly: No.
Relaxed easy walking on flat surfaces and we can usually park really close to all points of interest.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent)

Hosted by a Local - "Every Moment a Memory".

I'll me meet you at Akaroa Wharf at 8:30 am. We have plenty of time with lots to see and do.

Our tour into Christchurch will take about 2. 5 hours. We'll check out some of the beautiful Bays around Banks Peninsula, explore this volcanic beauty…maybe call at the only local organic winery, the local cheese factory, call at Little River, a quaint little town featuring a 'locals' handcraft shop; and the Silo Motels. We'll follow the coast and past The Baysand into Port Lyttelton. Let us explore the 'NZ$50 billion City' - Christchurch, The Garden City. Lunch time!

My CBD tour will feature some of the old and a lot of the new buildings, making Christchurch the most modern and safest city in the world. We'll see stunning street art, the Cardboard Transitional Cathedral, Arts Centre, Art Gallery, Christs College, and the $1m Margaret Mahy Playground - the largest playground in NZ, adored and envied by young and old from all over the world.

In no time at all we'll have to return to Akaro


For two hours you can enjoy self-directed sightseeing in Christchurch where you can shop and browse at leisure; OR, add any ONE of my Add-On's.

ADD The Gondola Experience - 1, 500 ft (500 mtrs) up, see our world. - US$25. 00 per person - or,
ADD Punting on the River Avon - from US$25. 00 per person
ADD The International Antarctic Centre, Hagglund Ride and 4 D Theatre experience. US$55. 00 per person - or,
ADD The internationally recognised Botanic Gardens - one of the best in the world. US$18. 00 per person - or,
ADD The only New Zealand Airforce Museum - FREE - donations appreciated - or,
ADD The Arts Centre featuring the $300 million rebuild, Earnest, Lord 'Rutherford's Den and he extraordinary 'Great Hall'

I personally rate each of these Add-On's 5/5 or I wouldn't be recommending them.

I will book your tickets for these Add-On's and have them with me when we meet. Let me know if any of these interest your party and I will create a customised tour to include these for you.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 7 hours

Akaroa Port is a Tendered port. Tour times are dependent on cruise line tendering times. Normal Wharf side meet time is 08:30 but this is flexible depending on cruise arrival times. We will discuss the meet time closer to the expected date of arrival.

In the event your cruise is delayed I will wait. If your cruise ship doesn't arrive at all you will receive a full refund less an administration/expenses charge determined at the time.

I guarantee to have you back to your ship before last Tender time.


Hybrid 5 seater Toyota Estima with NZ Lambs Wool seat covers. Air Conditioned. Free wifi.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Light refreshments are provided en route.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 New Zealand dollar - (approximately 25 USD) per person for lunch

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs

Other: Admission tickets to any of the 'add-on' activities are additional.
Lunch - own cost. Brent knows all the best lunch places in the city - be guided by his recommendation.


No known restriction apply.

A Recent Review of this tour

Brent was a wonderful guide. We toured Christchurch the day after the horrific shooting. Despite the gloom of the city he found a way to make the tour as interesting as possible. He also suggested a wonderful place for lunch. We ate amazing oysters and mussels. I would definitely recommend Brent for anybody wanting a pleasant and fun tour of Christchurch.
Joel Berman

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