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Top Catch Charters - Kaikoura

Top Catch Charters - Kaikoura

Welcome to Top Catch Charters Kaikoura where you can expect a great day on the ocean aboard our purpose built 6.2m Osprey Boat, “First Light”. Your fully qualified skipper, Malcolm Halstead, has 35 years’ experience fishing in the waters of the South Island of New Zealand. It is Malcolm’s goal to make sure you have a memorable fishing experience while visiting Kaikoura. We cater for all ages on our trips and take great pride in introducing children and novices to the wonderful sport of fishing. We can also organise longer trips for experienced anglers. Our trips all leave from the safe port of South Bay Kaikoura. Once on the water it is a short trip to our abundant fishing grounds where...
Waipara Wine Trail from Christchurch

Waipara Wine Trail from Christchurch

This tour explores 4 of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards. From Christchurch we drive 45 minutes north through the New Zealand countryside to the Waipara Valley, well known for its warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production. Over 40 vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley, with pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc dominating local plantings. We will stop for tastings at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs, Torlesse Winery and Waipara Hills. (Should any of the above named wineries be unavailable on the day, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be included).
1 Day Guided Adventure Motorcycle Tour

1 Day Guided Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Our friendly, professional local guides will lead the way, setting a pace that matches your riding skills, ensuring you’re comfortable and having a blast. Whether you’re cruising on smooth tarmac, navigating shingle roads, or exploring farm tracks, there’s never a dull moment. And the best part? We’ve got you covered. From providing top-notch motorcycles to protective clothing, helmets, and insurance - all you need to do is show up and let the good times roll. Whether you’re a beginner just getting the hang of things or an experienced rider looking for a new challenge, we have routes and guidance tailored just for you. So come on, let’s hit the road and make some unforgettable memories.
2 Day Guided Motorcycle Adventure Tour

2 Day Guided Motorcycle Adventure Tour

Our specialty 2 Day Adventure Tour takes in some of the best scenery and most fun adventure riding Canterbury has to offer. Our 2 professional guides will lead you through rugged seaside's, working sheep and dairy farms and secluded high country lakes, followed up by our support vehicle. Fully catered food and accommodation with 2 days of spectacular riding and a range of spectacular scenery second to none. Overnighting in a rustic high country farm shearers quarters provides a great opportunity to experience the kiwi outdoors the way the locals do it with sleeping bags, BBQs and outdoor bonfires and some great kiwi banter.
Akaroa Day Tour

Akaroa Day Tour

Pick up from your accommodation and drive over the Port Hills to Akaroa Enjoy stunning views over Lyttleton Harbour. Morning Tea of homemade baking and a hot drink in a scenic location. Fossick for some coloured stones and enjoy the peace and splendour of Kaitorete Beach. Drive over the Hilltop and marvel at the panorama of Akaroa Harbour. Visit Cheese factory at Barrys Bay and taste some local cheeses. Enjoy a homemade picnic lunch in a scenic location. Homemade and largely harvested from my organic garden. Take nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour with Black Cat. See NZ Fur Seals, Little Blue Penguin, endangered Hectors Dolphin and a wide range of seabirds. Stunning coastal Volcanic...
 Aoraki Mt Cook Day Tour

Aoraki Mt Cook Day Tour

Private day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook. One day tour is a 12 hour tour & you can take photos and call in to any places you wish along the way including the Magnificent turquoise blue glacial Lake Tekapo and The Church of The Good Shepherd. Enjoy morning tea of some homemade baking in a scenic spot. This tour has the most spectacular Alpine scenery available. If you wish we can hike up the Hooker Valley or go on Scenic flight over the World Heritage Park. Homemade picnic lunch in a stunning location. Can stay overnight if you wish and enjoy longer hiking up the Hooker Valley or Explorer Tour on the Tasman Glacier Lake. Also can travel on to Queenstown if this suits your itinerary...
 Christchurch City Sights

Christchurch City Sights

Sights of Christchurch City post earthquake combining both the cities main attractions as well as some of the earthquake changes. Summit Road to see spectacular view over harbour and city across to the Alps. Hear native bellbirds calls. Visit Sign of the Takahe building from the outside and on to Mona Vale Gardens with the crystal clear waters of the Avon River running through it. Visit Riccarton Bush to see the remaining Native Bush in Christchurch as well as original cottage of first white settlers from Scotland The Deans brothers. Basically my tour can visit Sumner Beach, Museum, Botanical Gardens, Punting, Container Mall, Earthquake Damaged area, Antartic Centre, Zoos or whatever...
Christchurch Coastal Hiking Tour

Christchurch Coastal Hiking Tour

Coastal picnic hiking. 20 minutes drive from the Christchurch Cathedral. Four and a half hour tour. Enjoy walking along a coastal track and viewing spectacular coastal scenery and far off mountains, bird and plant life. Walk as much or as little as you like to suit your level of fitness. My support vehicle can leap frog you as you walk and pick you up at any stage. Walk from Sumner township to Taylors Mistake Distance of 4.5 kilometers. Volcanic geology. At the conclusion we enjoy a home made picnic largely harvested from my organic garden. We will choose a spot with great views and enjoy a leisurely lunch. If the weather is inclement we can return to my conservatory to dine there...
Christchurch Farm Tour

Christchurch Farm Tour

Pick up from your accommodation. Drive to the farm near Springfield (80 kms, 1 hour). Enjoy the changing view as we drive towards the foothills of the Southern Alps. See a sheep dog demonstration and try your hand at shedding sheep. Afterwards take a photo with the sheepdog. Enjoy lovely views of Waimakariri River and Southern Alps as a back drop See a sheep shearing demonstration. Conclude tour with homemade morning or afternoon tea scones and cookies. There's also options available to combine the tour with horseriding, jet boating, golf or lunch.
Christchurch Garden Tour

Christchurch Garden Tour

On this 4 hour tour I will guide you to 3 Prize winning flower gardens in Christchurch and the winning street gardens and winning factory garden. Meet the gardeners who create these gardens and be guided by myself who has a keen interest in organic vegetable gardening. You will see why they call Christchurch "The Garden City". Dependent on the season we will visit other attractive garden features around the city. An option to enjoy lunch which will be served in my garden or sun room. 2 course lunch and as much as possible is created from my own vegetable garden.
Christchurch Picnic Golf

Christchurch Picnic Golf

Let me take you to a country golf course within 50 minutes drive of the city. Golf clubs provided (right Handed standard. Please advise if you require Left Handed when booking ), Golf Tees and Golf Balls. We drive to one of 3 golf courses; Coastal Akaroa Duvauchelle, Amberley Beach or Waimakariri Gorge Golf Course. Picnic of 2 courses provided. As much as possible it is harvested from an organic garden and made by your guide. Any dietary requirements please advise when booking. We play 9 holes on peaceful courses in beautiful scenic settings. Enjoy a very leisurely half round of golf. At the end enjoy a picnic in a scenic location.
Daves' Diving Kaikoura

Daves' Diving Kaikoura

Daves' Diving Kaikoura is Kaikouras only SCUBA centre, and our professional, friendly team are ready to take you to explore our underwater playground. We offer options for all ages and experience levels, whether that be snorkeling, try scuba, or certified divers. With both shore and boat diving as an option, we have access to a wide range of dive sites to suit all abilities. Kaikoura is a very special place, with a remarkable level of biodiversity, our cold water diving is some of the coolest around (pun intended). Join us to experience kelp forests, octopus, stingray, native fish species, spectacular biodiversity and so much more. We are a family run operation and can provide a truly...
Emporium Brewing

Emporium Brewing

Emporium Brewing is located in beautiful Kaikoura. We are more than just a brewery. With an 18 hole mini golf course and 2 escape rooms we have much to offer other than beersies. Relax in our bar and wind away an afternoon playing games and tasting our wonderful, fresh beer. They do say drink in the shadow of the brewery, well now you can We often have some limited edition brewery only specials for you to purchase too. So come in for a taster and chat, we love to talk beer.
Half-day Llama Trek

Half-day Llama Trek

Enjoy 3.5 hours walking on a Kaikoura Bay Coastal Llama Trek, with spectacular mountain backdrop throughout. You walk with your own Llama, who will have saddlebags to carry your stuff. A Tour Guide will accompany your Trek, providing Llama help and information, as well as Kaikoura earthquake and historical stories and information. Your Trek will include stretches of beach, boardwalk, quiet lanes, roadside stretches, and a visit to the Peninsular Seal Colony. A picnic with hot/cold drinks and cake will break the Trek into two walks.
Hanmer Springs Day Tour

Hanmer Springs Day Tour

Hanmer is 135 kms from Christchurch. We drive through the wine area of Waipara and then into beautiful rolling sheep farming country. Enjoy morning tea overlooking the Hurunui River or amongst the beautiful limestone rock formations. Hamner is a quaint weekend holiday spot for Christchurch locals and you can also enjoy horse riding, golf or jet boating for an additional fee.After soaking in the Hot Pools we can enjoy a 2 course home made picnic lunch. On the way back you can enjoy wine tasting in the Waipara area. With morning tea hot pools lunch it s a very comfortable 8 hour day but absolutely delighted to tailor the day to suit your wishes.
Kaikoura Shuttles

Kaikoura Shuttles

Kaikoura Shuttles operates a local shuttle service. We also provide 2-hour scenic tour departing at 1:30pm daily. Bookings essential. Free pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation if required. Tour includes a full commentary. New Zealand Fur Seals in their natural environment whilst visiting our Ohau Seal Colony just North of Kaikoura. Enjoy some spectacular views from the Peninsula Lookout, with time to take some amazing photos. Speech and view of Fyffe House, Point Kean & South Bay Marina. Your tour includes a full commentary. We transport you around in our comfortable Ford Transit coach or one of our private charter vehicles. Kaikoura is Green Globe accredited with many eco-tourism...
Lavendyl - Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Lavendyl - Kaikoura Lavender Farm

In spring and summer, the scent of lavender is everywhere while the sap rises and the flowers bloom. However, with over 50 different lavenders onsite, we always have some lavender in bloom to see and smell. There is much more to the gardens than lavender. The Circle of Thyme is a popular spot to sit in tranquility or meditate. With a wide variety of New Zealand natives and other plants in the gardens, there is plenty to see all year round. We can provide a picnic lunch or lavender themed refreshments to enjoy in the gardens or tea-room: high tea, Devonshire cream tea or snack. Don’t miss our amazing, homemade lavender ice cream. The shop has a wide variety of lavender products, crafts, and...
Mercury Travel Group

Mercury Travel Group

Mercury Travel Group offers two distinctively unique type of Incentive Programs. One is our totally customized incentive programs that are created in conjunction with your company, and the other is to choose one of our very special adventure incentives which are based on set itineraries with our specialist guides. We have established strong relationships with local providers and global hotel chains that enable you to save. We strive to get the most cost-efficient rates for you but also manage efficiently all the contracts, saving you a lot of time and hassle. In addition, we are able to assist all transportation arrangements, ranging from buses, vans, and luxury car hire for VIP travel....
Mt Fyffe Distillery, Kaikōura. A rural grassroots Gin distillery tour

Mt Fyffe Distillery, Kaikōura. A rural grassroots Gin distillery tour

A boutique grassroots distillery, set on the foothills of Mt Fyffe, Kaikōura. These award winning gins are created using botanics that Justine has sourced from around her farm and the local area. The botanical Woolshed and Oceanic Shearwater gins are true story inspired small batch bespoke gins. Justine is passionate about showcasing what Kaikōura has to offer, sustainability and supporting locals are fundamental to her as she navigates this exciting journey that the distillery is on. The Distillery is 8km north of Kaikoura, Walk into her small rustic aromatic distillery and be inspired by the process, the passion and the gin. Come and taste what Kaikōura has to offer.
New Zealand Safaris

New Zealand Safaris

New Zealand Safaris invites you to join us on a big game hunting Adventure in New Zealand. Experience Professionally guided safaris on our large private high country stations, home to game animals that have populated the river valleys and mountain tops since their introduction in the mid 1800`s. Our personalised adventures cater for single hunters, families or small groups of all ages and abilities. New Zealand Safaris offers 4WD, photo safaris and clay bird shooting for non-hunters and provides hunters with opportunities at high quality free ranging animals in their natural environment on private land or for if you're after huge record book Red Stags and Fallow Bucks, we can combine...
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