Akaroa Day Tour with Private Guide....ex Christchurch

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Tour Number

Activity Level

11679


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is suitable for children.

Friendly: No.
The vehicle is not set up for handicapped visitors and has a small step up to the door.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (basic), English (fluent)

For those staying in Christchurch or arriving by cruise ship at PORT LYTTELTON (not Akaroa).......for up to 10 pax !


Akaroa means "Long Harbour" in Maori and it is Christchurch's most popular day-tour destination. Join me and explore the scenic Banks Peninsula, with its extinct volcanoes that have formed Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours, and find out about the Maori and French history of this unique area. You can lunch at our recommended restaurant or even try take-away "fish and chips", a favourite for visitors.

We suggest you take a boat trip with award-winning "Black Cat Cruises" and look out for endangered Hectors Dolphins (the smallest in the world), Little Blue Penguins and seals. If we have time on the return we can stop at Birdlings Flat . . . . a stoney beach with pebbles and semi-precious stones.

My tours are flexible and very personal so let me know exactly what you would like and I will do my best to provide a fun and informative day out !

If you are more than 11 and need a larger vehicle I can create a customised tour for you.

Itinerary

Travel to Akaroa via Lyttelton Harbour, Gebbies Pass, Lake Ellesmere and Little River where we stop to look at the old railway station which has been converted into a Crafts Centre. We stop at "the Hilltop" on the crater rim for photos of Akaroa from above. We also visit Barrys Bay Cheese Factory to sample some of their fine cheese. We have time to explore Akaroa township before heading back to Lyttelton/Christchurch.
OPTIONS :
Wine-tasting, Birdling's Flat (jem stone beach), Port Hills Summit Road (views over Christchurch and to the Southern Alps), Okains Bay Museum, International Antarctic Centre @ Chch Airport, Black Cat Nature Cruise, Akaroa (2 hours, look for Hector's Dolphins, Little Blue Penguins, seals etc. )

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Our vehicle is a modern Toyota Hiace tour vehicle 2013 with microphone for the guide commentary. We have air-conditioning, reclining seats and maximum capacity is 11 passengers.

What’s Included

Other: The services of your guide and transport in our LTNZ Licenced vehicle are included. Our vehicle is a modern 2013 Toyota Hiace Minibus with 11 passenger seats and a microphone for commentary. We have air-conditioning and the seatbacks can be adjusted.

*The seat configuration is 2+1 passengers along the back two rows with 2 passengers per row in the front 2 rows. There is one seat next to the driver (great for those who love photography).IE from the rear 1+2,1+2, 2, 2 and 1 passenger seat(front). Single seats are 42 cm wide (approx. 14 inches) and double seats are 89 cm wide (approx. 30 inches for 2 pax)

*We are licenced to operate under both a SPSL (small pax service licence) and a LPSL (large pax service licence...over 11 pax) if needed.

*Our insurance is with Lowe, Schollum and Jones (including standard industry $10,000,000 liability insurance) and my vehicle is FULLY compliant to be operated on tours as required by NZ law (Certificate of Fitness AND Certificate of Loading).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 NZD -
NZ$35 lunch

What’s Extra

Other: 2 hour Nature Cruise with "Black Cat Cruises"

We suggest lunch at Ma Maison Restaurant

A Recent Review of this tour

Dermot did a great job. He gave us a complete tour with a great lunch by the river in Christchurch. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I recommend him and would call on him again.
David Winkler

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    800 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 7 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    11679


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Other

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is suitable for children.

    Friendly: No.
    The vehicle is not set up for handicapped visitors and has a small step up to the door.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Japanese (basic), English (fluent)

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