Loads of time for walking or shopping and 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, 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 Bays and into Port Lyttelton. Let us explore the 'NZ$50 billion City' - Christchurch, The Garden City.
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
**** More than 4 or 5 people in your group? Larger groups by arrangement ****
From the quaint little French Settlement of Akaroa we will take about 2. 5 hours to find our way into Christchurch City.
From Akaroa, Little River, to Lyttelton, to seaside Sumner and 'Brigadoon' to the wealthy hill suburb of Cashmere; you'll see the incredible English architecture of the The Sign of the Kiwi and The Sign of the Takahe. . . so vitally important to early settlers and now an integral part of the Christchurch restaurant and local events scene.
Absorbed by these views we will then drop down into Christchurch City for lunch (own cost - as a local I know all the best places), maybe a little retail and then, be inspired by the excitement you can almost feel as this city is renewed. The old English architecture and new, modern look make this a really interesting city.
I will check when your Last Tender Time is, so we can make our way back to Akaroa in plenty of time for reboarding. I guarantee to have you back at your ship on time!!
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.
Larger groups by arrangement. Just ask us for a quote.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 New Zealand dollar - (approximately 25 USD) per person for lunch
No known restriction apply.
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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.