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  1. Christchurch Garden City Tour with Canterbury Trails

    Christchurch Garden City Tour with Canterbury Trails

    We head towards the Port Hills which overlook Christchurch and present stunning views of the city, Canterbury Plains, Lyttleton Harbour and the distant Southern Alps. After dropping into Lyttleton Harbour you will have time explore a private Garden which has been growing since 1865 & include a great variety of exotic trees, shrub rhododendrons and camellias. Head over the crater rim to another private garden which has a strong New Zealand theme and a largely formal layout. Head towards Christchurch city stopping for a relaxing lunch, then visit the Botanical Gardens including a ride on the famous and informative Caterpillar, Here you will see exotic trees that are some of the largest, the...
  2. Christchurch Gondola

    Christchurch Gondola

    An unmissable Christchurch experience, the Gondola offers stunning panoramic views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond from our summit station situated atop the Port Hills. See the snow-capped Southern Alps, sprawling Canterbury Plains and the sparkling waters of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Explore the many walking tracks amid fresh mountain air, learn about the history of the area on a Time Tunnel ride (free with your Gondola ticket or Annual Pass) and indulge in a spot of shopping at the Shop at the Top gift store. Sit back and relax with a snack from the Red Rock Cafe and take in the spectacular views. A must-do family-friendly experience perfect for locals and...
  3. Christchurch Grand Tour

    Christchurch Grand Tour

    Tour Restarts October 2023. Board our comfortable coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer: beautiful parks and gardens, rejuvenated inner city and superb views of the cityscape and surrounds. The Grand Tour includes entry to Christchurch’s premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, Botanic Gardens Tour, Christchurch Gondola, Mona Vale Homestead & Gardens (selected days) & the iconic Christchurch Tram. Enjoy lunch at the Red Rock Cafe at the Christchurch Gondola or at Mona Vale Homestead depending on your tour itinerary. The Grand Tour is a great way to experience Christchurch for those with limited time or...
  4. Christchurch Helicopter Scenic Flights - Garden City Helicopters

    Christchurch Helicopter Scenic Flights - Garden City Helicopters

    Sit back and enjoy the sights of Christchurch and Canterbury, a vast variety of options to choose from such as: Take in views of Ōtautahi, Christchurch and bays. This evolving newest city in New Zealand constantly regenerating after the earthquakes of 2011. Indulge in the flavors of the North Canterbury wine region on our heli winery tours. Thrill your core with a helijet blast on the Waimakariri River. Look down on a whale from head to tail in the waters off Kaikōura. See the Southern Alps mountains up close, land in the snow to look across at Aoraki Mt Cook. A proposal or a romantic escape for the night, we have options for that intimate special occasion. Try to control a helicopter...
  5. Christchurch Helicopter Weddings - Love is in the Air

    Christchurch Helicopter Weddings - Love is in the Air

    Helicopters and romance are the perfect pairing – whisking away lovebirds to dream locations, capturing memories to share around the world. Let us help you to create that perfect day within the stunning landscape of Canterbury. Easy access to either an alpine elopement, or on the shores of a remote beautiful beach on Banks Peninsular. If transport to and from your venue is needed, we have a variety of aircraft for hire. Add that wow factor to your wedding by arriving in style. Wedding photos. We can help with suggestions on areas as stunning backdrops to capture your day.
  6. Christchurch Helicopters - Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Scenic

    Christchurch Helicopters - Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Scenic

    The pinnacle of our flights east of Christchurch, this tour first sees you fly over the city centre to view the progress of the massive rebuild. Then it’s on to the beautiful Banks Peninsula and the picturesque French harbour settlement of Akaroa, before touching down on a mountain top to take in yet more magnificent views. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.
  7. Christchurch Helicopters - City to Lyttelton Scenic

    Christchurch Helicopters - City to Lyttelton Scenic

    Discover Christchurch from a whole new perspective when you fly over the city. See the progress of the massive rebuild and the abandoned suburbs from the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Then on the way back head over Port Hills and Lyttelton Harbour for a dramatic view of the port and coastline. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.
  8. Christchurch Helicopters - Grape Vine Tour

    Christchurch Helicopters - Grape Vine Tour

    New Zealand, and North Canterbury in particular, produces some of the most sought after wine in the world. So take a helicopter flight and drop in at a winery of your choice, at an additional cost you can enjoy a delicious lunch and sample a selection of fine wines before returning back to base. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it. Lunch and Wine Tasting comes at an additional cost.
  9. Christchurch Helicopters - Jet Boat Experience

    Christchurch Helicopters - Jet Boat Experience

    New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, including intricate river systems and fast-flowing rapids. This tour takes you on an amazing scenic flight over the Canterbury Plains before arriving at the Waimakariri Gorge for an adrenalin-packed Jet Boat or Air Boat ride. It’s the ultimate Kiwi experience. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it. *Price includes Jet Boat or Air Boat adventure ride.
  10. Christchurch Helicopters - Rakaia Glaciers

    Christchurch Helicopters - Rakaia Glaciers

    Take off for an experience like no other over the glorious Southern Alps. Fly deep through remote mountain ranges, high country lakes, braided rivers and extensive farmland. Arrive in spectacular National Parks Scenery surrounded by mountains, glaciers and natural wildlife, enjoying sights only accessible by helicopter. Explore the wilderness of the mighty Rakaia River, then travel to the base of the glaciers. Enjoy a platter in the amphitheatre of the outdoors without a single disruption.
  11. Christchurch Helicopters - Single Crater & Mt Herbert

    Christchurch Helicopters - Single Crater & Mt Herbert

    Fly over the city and explore Christchurch from new heights. See the progress of the massive rebuild and the abandoned suburbs from the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Swoop over Godley Heads and then up to Port Levy, the biggest Maori settlement in the Canterbury region during the 19th century. Then touch down next to Mt Herbert and enjoy breathtaking views of Lyttelton Harbour, originally formed by volcanoes six million years ago. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.
  12. Christchurch Helicopters - Southern Alps Scenic

    Christchurch Helicopters - Southern Alps Scenic

    The picturesque Southern Alps are one of New Zealand’s most iconic land features. Fly over the vast Canterbury Plains inbound for Chest Peak – one of the highest mountains in the region at just under 6,500 ft. Then land at the top to witness the true breathtaking beauty this magnificent mountain range has to offer, before heading home. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.
  13. Christchurch Helicopters - World in a Day

    Christchurch Helicopters - World in a Day

    Take off from Christchurch & fly over the Canterbury Plains towards the spectacular Rangitata Gorge, side by side with the Southern Alps. Sidle up to Forest Creek through to the expansive Mackenzie Basin & down to the aquamarine glow of Lake Tekapo to touch down & soak in the spectacular vista. Feast your eyes on the unforgettable azure of Lake Pukaki & head up to the famous Aoraki, Mount Cook as the Tasman Glacier comes into full view. Fly towards the Murchison Glacier to the head of the Rangitata River Valley. Soar along Mount Arrowsmith & touch down at the top of the interweaving braids of Rakaia River. Settle in for a picnic served with unobstructed views, overlooking two of...
  14. Christchurch Helicopters Ltd

    Christchurch Helicopters Ltd

    We have a wide range of stunning scenic flight options to take you throughout Canterbury and beyond. A ride in a helicopter is a fantastic gift and creates a never-to-be-forgotten experience. Christchurch Helicopters are located at Christchurch International Airport, operating from ‘The Heli Centre’ in the Harewood Aviation Park. Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a city of contrasts. Residents enjoy easy access to a natural environment world-renowned for its beauty, as well as an exciting and regenerating urban ambiance. Where else in the world could you ski at a world class alpine resort, bungy jump, mountain biking, whale watching visit world class...
  15. Christchurch Tram

    Christchurch Tram

    Explore Christchurch’s evolving city centre on board our beautifully restored heritage tramcars. Our all-day hop-on hop-off tickets allow you to visit the best of the central city sights at your leisure, and our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will keep you updated about the latest city changes (along with mentions of the past) in their informative live commentaries. The Canterbury Museum & Botanic Gardens, The Terrace & Riverside Market, Margaret Mahy Playground and New Regent Street are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram and accessed from the 18 stops en route. A must-do family-friendly activity perfect for locals and visitors alike, the Tram is one of the...
  16. Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

    Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

    Experience the luxury of New Zealand's only Tramway Restaurant: dine in style in our 36-seat air-conditioned vintage dining tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. See the sights of central Christchurch passing by outside your window for unique dining. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Tramway Restaurant offers a great experience to celebrate special occasions, for romantic date nights or simply to see Christchurch from a different perspective. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant departs daily from Tram Stop number 1, Cathedral Junction at 7.00 pm March – October and 7:30pm November – February (excludes public holidays). Report...
  17. Cycle Journeys - A2O Cycle Trail  - Sydenham, Christchurch

    Cycle Journeys - A2O Cycle Trail - Sydenham, Christchurch

    Whether you are a large group wanting someone to take care of all the hard bits, or a solo rider wanting bike hire for a day ride - we can cater for just about every need on the trail. Talk to our reservations team and they will help you plan and book an incredible ride on the A2O Cycle Trail. We believe that the key to a great riding experience is based around having a great bike to begin with. While you are welcome to bring your own bike, Cycle Journeys provide what we believe to be the most comfortable and versatile bikes (including our fleet of E-bikes) for use on the A2O Cycle Trail.
  18. Cycle Journeys - A2O Cycle Trail  - Twizel

    Cycle Journeys - A2O Cycle Trail - Twizel

    Whether you are a large group wanting someone to take care of all the hard bits, or a solo rider wanting bike hire for a day ride - we can cater for just about every need on the trail. Talk to our reservations team and they will help you plan and book an incredible ride on the A2O Cycle Trail. We believe that the key to a great riding experience is based around having a great bike to begin with. While you are welcome to bring your own bike, Cycle Journeys provide what we believe to be the most comfortable and versatile bikes (including our fleet of E-bikes) for use on the A2O Cycle Trail.
  19. Dark Sky

    Dark Sky

    Just a stones throw away from Stravon lies an unspoiled region of New Zealand. Glaciers, jagged peaks, pristine rivers & backcountry spring creeks make up a region that’s silence is as large as the region is vast. The snow and glaciers from NZ's highest peaks spawn hundreds of gushing streams, rivers and lakes across a landscape that offers scenery and sport of the highest calibre. Our bank side lodgings provide the angler with dawn to dusk access to waters teeming with trout & salmon. Fish as long as you like, there’s no rush, but as the lights go out you’ll discover stars, planets & constellations catching your attention but rest assured the fighting brown that just took your fly...
  20. Dark Sky Project

    Dark Sky Project

    Formerly Earth & Sky, Dark Sky Project is proud to be New Zealand’s premier stargazing and observatory experience located in one of the best regions in the world for seeing the night skies. Exclusive to Dark Sky Project, enjoy a world leading experience at any of our evening locations: the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory and Cowan’s Observatory. Our world-first multimedia Dark Sky Experience allows you to discover the night skies from a unique cultural and scientific perspective during the day and in all-weather conditions. Dark Sky Project is also home to two exquisite eateries: Dark Sky Diner and Astro Café. Both boast spectacular views of the region, friendly service...
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