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  1. Christchurch Running Tours

    Christchurch Running Tours

    Find out more about Christchurch’s rich history and vibrant past, the seismic forces, and the city’s plans for the future. Your knowledgeable local guide will take you to Christchurch’s major sights and heritage buildings, outstanding green spaces, as well as innovative new shops, buildings and art initiatives. All on the run - at your own comfortable pace. • 1 to 1 ½ hour running pleasure for runners of all abilities • Scheduled and customised running tours available • Personal or small groups (typically 2-4 participants per tour) • For tourists and business travellers We can also organise guided trail runs.
  2. Christchurch Sea Kayaking ltd

    Christchurch Sea Kayaking ltd

    Three guided tours, exploring the local Avon river by sea kayak, are available with Christchurch Sea Kayaking. Te Toru Nui - The Big Three: Kayak through Christchurch's best 3 attractions. 1, Botanic Gardens 2, City Centre and 3, The 'Red Zone' where nature is coming back to life. City to Estuary: Starting in the heart of the City, kayak through the 'Red Zone' and into nature, finish with a spectacular view of the the Estuary and Port Hills. City to Sea: is the extension to City to Estuary, added on is the crossing over the Estuary to Monks bay, finishing right by the Pacific Ocean. All tours are guided, flat water kayaking. Suitable for most abilities and fitness levels....
  3. Christchurch Segway Tours

    Christchurch Segway Tours

    Christchurch Segway Tours - operating since 2005. Ours is a flat city which makes it ideal for a 2 hour Segway Tour taking in sights either historical or the post earthquake response and rebuild. Our historical Tour visits Riccarton House, Mona Vale and Hagley Park and is accompanied by a light commentary about the early European settlement of Christchurch. The Tour of our Central business district is very popular with visitors to Christchurch because visitors are concerned as to see how Cantabrians are responding after a disaster and rebuilding their city. We operate all year round. Tour times are 10:30am or 1:30pm by arrangement.
  4. Christchurch Transitional "Cardboard" Cathedral

    Christchurch Transitional "Cardboard" Cathedral

    The "Cardboard" Cathedral opened after the devastating earthquakes of 2011 damaged the old Cathedral. It was one of the first new buildings to be constructed after the quakes and has become an icon of the city that is on every visitor's "must see" list. In the heart of the city, it is an extraordinary space. The walls are waves of cardboard drawing the eyes upwards and the roof is a thin translucent skin. It is one of very few buildings in the world made substantially of cardboard, and certainly the only Cathedral! Visitors are offered guided tours or brochures in a number of languages. The Cathedral shop sells a wide range of quality Cathedral and New Zealand gifts. The Cathedral...
  5. Christchurch Urban Wellness Escape

    Christchurch Urban Wellness Escape

    Set aside a weekend for yourself and someone special in your life who deserves a little break, and feel refreshed and rejuvenated by our Christchurch Urban Wellness Escape. Staying for two nights in the modern Sudima City Hotel, enjoy a relaxing weekend experiencing some of the Christchurch’s ultimate wellness spots. Start your morning right with the highly sought-after Sunrise Soak session at He Puna Taimoana New Brighton Hot Pools, and enjoy meditation and a mocktail as you watch the sunrise over the ocean views. Clear your mind through unlimited access to yoga classes at Apollo Power Yoga studio, and unwind with a bike ride through Christchurch's famous Hagley Park. Wrap up your day by...
  6. Christ's College Guided Tours

    Christ's College Guided Tours

    Founded in 1850 as part of the Anglican foundation for Christchurch, Christ’s College is an independent boys’ boarding and day school. Visit our unique campus with its outstanding collection of heritage buildings, located in the heart of the central city framed by the River Avon, and bordering Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens. Our guides all have a personal link with the school. As either past students, staff or parents, their knowledge of and passion for Christ’s College shows. They would love the opportunity to share this with you. Begin your tour at 10am, and appreciate the architectural highlights of our campus, such as Big School, the Dining Hall, the Chapel and...
  7. Clearwater Golf Club

    Clearwater Golf Club

    Walk in the footsteps of Clearwater graduates such as Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson and New Zealand's own World Number 1 Lydia Ko on our manicured fairways and greens surrounded by natural spring-fed lakes. The course features both the standard Par 72 championship layout (5 tees) and an Executive Par 60 “30|30″ challenge designed by Sir Bob Charles. Our championship pedigree is reflected in the attention to detail in the daily course setup and care. The course is playable by golfers of all abilities and offers a rewarding experience for players of all abilities. We are located just a few minutes from Christchurch Airport. Visitors are always welcome.
  8. CodeBreakers

    CodeBreakers

    Crate Escape runs exciting escape room games in the middle of Christchurch. You and a group of friends are confined to a room, full of hidden clues, locks and puzzles for 60 minutes. Your goal is to solve all the puzzles and escape with time to spare! Crate Escape is great for friends and family or as a team-building activity for your staff, co-workers, school, club or other group. Everyone must work together to escape from the room.
  9. Cotons Cottage

    Cotons Cottage

    This wonderful historic place suffered extensive damage during the earthquake of September 4, 2010. Coton's Cottage was rebuilt and reopened to the public in 2014. The Hororata Historical society opens the cottage and the nearby museum on site on fine Sunday afternoons. The Hororata Historical Society now manages the reserve that Coton's Cottage sits in, and they have furnished the restored cottage from their collection of local artefacts. Drop by and be entranced by this humble dwelling. Have a picnic in the reserve.
  10. Cruise Marlborough Sounds: Queen Charlotte, Pelorus Sound and d'Urville Island

    Cruise Marlborough Sounds: Queen Charlotte, Pelorus Sound and d'Urville Island

    Join our 18-guest expedition yacht Heritage Explorer and cruise the breath-taking beauty of Marlborough Sounds winding cobalt waterways, iconic landscapes, lush native forests, wildlife and remote coastlines including Queen Charlotte Sound, Ship Cove, French Pass, d'Urville Island and Pelorus Sound. These regions are also rich in early New Zealand history from Captain Cook's first explorations and the location of some of the country's most important conservation efforts. Enjoy Zodiac cruising, kayaking, fishing and walk part of the Queen Charlotte Walkway and Nydia Track. Explore, photograph and experience these wonderful locations home to an array of wildlife including Bottlenose Dolphins...
  11. Cruise Ship Sightseeing and Transfers

    Cruise Ship Sightseeing and Transfers

    Pickup in Lyttelton at Lyttelton Information Centre. Take to the Christchurch Gondola for opening at 10am. Wait while you go up and down. Travel into the city by trike and CBD trip around the city. You are then free to enjoy time in the city. We would suggest you do the HOHO tram trip also around the central city(this goes where we cannot!) and gives a very good history of the city and how the earthquakes affected the city. The tram trip and gondola have a combined ticket that may be prebooked or purchased at the Gondola. Other suggestions Art Gallery, Arts Centre, Ravenscar House, Botanic Gardens, and Earthquake memorial. We can then meet up again and transfer you back to Lyttleton by...
  12. Discover Christchurch Tour

    Discover Christchurch Tour

    Explore Christchurch City with Endeavour NZ Tours. We start the day by collecting you from your accommodation in Christchurch City before taking you to the Antigua Boatsheds for a Punt along the Avon River. We will provide a warming cup of tea or coffee for you. A ride on the historic trams follows before a food tasting at Little High Eatery, a wider tour of Christchurch City, its coastline and port town of Lyttleton then a ride up the Christchurch Gondola for incredible views of Christchurch and Canterbury. We will return you to your accommodation.
  13. Discover Rural New Zealand - Multi Day Farming & Leisure Tour

    Discover Rural New Zealand - Multi Day Farming & Leisure Tour

    Experience the very best of New Zealand’s farming, regional specialties and diverse scenery as you explore one of the world’s most beautiful countries! Visit a wide range of farms and enterprises in differing environments - a wonderful opportunity to meet local farming families and enjoy genuine Kiwi hospitality. You’ll also learn about Māori culture, unique nature and other treasures of Aotearoa New Zealand. Wonderful Fiordland National Park option. Our tours include many meals, 4 Star hotel/lodge accommodation, modern coach transportation, a knowledgeable guide plus visits to top farms and attractions. You will thoroughly experiencing New Zealand with fellow travellers who share your...
  14. DOC Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre

    DOC Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre

    Visitor centres are staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge about: •Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks •Track conditions, weather, and safety •Hut and Campsite bookings •Heritage sites •Cycleways •Maps •Marine reserves •Conservation projects •Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people •Gateway to Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Hours: Oct-April 8:30am-5:00pm daily May-Sept 8:30am-4:30pm daily
  15. DOC Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre

    DOC Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre

    While our Visitor Centre is being upgraded you can find our rangers across the road, next to Arthur’s Pass Motel and Lodge. Visitor centres are staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge about: Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks. Track conditions, weather and safety. Hut and campsite bookings. Heritage sites, cycleways, maps, marine reserves, conservation projects. Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people, Arthur’s Pass National Park, native birds include the kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, and the Great Spotted Kiwi (Roroa). Walk to a nearby waterfall or hike up an alpine peak.
  16. Ecoseaker Dolphin Swimming Akaroa

    Ecoseaker Dolphin Swimming Akaroa

    Come and join us on one of our small friendly personal tours and experience the magic of your dolphin swim with an intimate group of only 12 guests per trip. And swim with the world's rarest and smallest ocean going dolphin - The Hectors (New Zealand) Dolphin. We are a small local family business and offer longer trips to maximise your experience and your value for money, a 90.5% success rate. We provide warm wetsuits, mask & snorkel, hot chocolate & biscuits.
  17. Ecoseaker Harbour Adventure Cruises Akaroa

    Ecoseaker Harbour Adventure Cruises Akaroa

    Do you have a sense of adventure? A 2-hour tour seeing and getting close to all of the high points Akaroa Harbour has to offer. Things you are likely to see 1000 foot cliffs, sea arches, amazing volcanic formations, caves, marine farms, Fur seals, Hector’s Dolphins, White Flippered Blue Penguins, Albatross, and other seabirds, Akaroa Marine Reserve, Nikau Palm Gully and occasional blowholes. Steve the owner and captain is a 5th generation local who knows the area and secrets of Akaroa Harbour. He will take you out on our fun, fast, adventurous 12.5-meter Rayglass Protector. An ex America’s Cup Chase Boat and previously a Coastguard Marine Rescue vessel with 500HP four-stroke...
  18. Emporium Escape

    Emporium Escape

    Escape Room games are growing in popularity all over the world. They are themed rooms in which players have a set time limit to find clues and solve a series of puzzles to enable them to escape/complete a mission. They are great fun for all sorts of groups- couples, families, corporate groups, stag and hen parties. The key factor to success is teamwork! Come and have a go, you'll be surprised at how much fun it is.
  19. Epicentre Cycling

    Epicentre Cycling

    Epicentre Cycling is based just 5oom from the entrance to the amazing Christchurch Adventure Park in the Port Hills of Christchurch. From the shop it is an easy short ride to a number of entry points to the Port Hills Trails network. There is something for everyone in the Port Hills, green trails for beginners, intermediate, black and expert trails all offering fantastic views across the city to the Southern Alps or across the harbour to Banks Peninsula. Just an hour and half drive away is the Craigieburn Trails network in the heart of the Southern Alps. The trails here have some of the best backcountry trail riding in the South Island. All our bikes can be hired for multiple days and taken...
  20. Expedition Cruising Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Snares Islands

    Expedition Cruising Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Snares Islands

    Join Heritage Expeditions aboard luxurious 140-guest expedition ship Heritage Adventurer as we explore New Zealand's remote backyard on this special 8-day voyage. Discover the time-forgot rawness of Stewart Island/Rakiura, rich in history and wildlife, these wild and remote islands are home to a unique range of birdlife including the Kiwi bird. Rarely visited and one of New Zealand's best kept secrets, New Zealand's Subantarctic Snares Islands are one of the world's most important nature reserves, and experience the primordial majesty of Fiordland's ice-carved mountains, verdant forests and winding fiords and rich history on this unforgettable adventure. Discover unseen New Zealand on this...
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