Akaroa – Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Centre LT-66CS

Christchurch

$134.40

This is an option from Akaroa to Christchurch specifically designed for cruise ship passengers. This option departs Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm, This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

Discover Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, the tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.

On arriving in Christchurch and following a stop at the botanical gardens join us on a brief sightseeing tour showing city landmarks an the badly earthquake damaged city centre.
See for yourself both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.
The tour then moves on to The International Antarctic Centre. This features a recreation of the atmosphere of Antarctica with a snow and ice experience, the blue penguin encounter and an exhilarating Hagglund ride.

The Penguins held here are birds that have been rescued and cared for, some since they were chicks. Due to physical disabilities that have left them defenceless, many of them would not have survived on their own back in the wild.

  • 10.30 Depart Akaroa for Christchurch, travelling via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking
    scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern
    Alps and the Canterbury Plains.
  • 12.00 Arrive Christchurch Botanical Gardens
  • 12.30 Depart Botanical Gardens for Christchurch City Tour –
    (Christchurch’s old CBD and earthquake Damage)
  • 13.00 Arrive Antarctic Centre, admission and Hagglund ride included
  • 15.00 Depart Christchurch for Akaroa
  • 16.30 Akaroa to reboard the ship.

 

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  • Multi Day Tours and Activities in New Zealand, China (Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangzhou)

    Margaret

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    A good tour in a very comfortable coach. A very picturesque part of the country. Good commentary on drive from Akaroa
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  • Excellent, absolutely a great day, highly recommend
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  • Very enjoyable, good local knowledge from coach driver. Tour of Christchurch "red zone" was thought provoking. Antarctic visit interesting and fun.
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  • Such a pretty scenic drive into Christchurch from Akaroa and Hank our driver returned another way and it to had views to die for .Excellent trip and felt very sad for christchurch when we saw what 90 seconds of quake could do. Great day
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  • Was everything promised, and really enjoyed the history given by our bus driver as well, book the tour you won't be disappointed.
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  • "Great Tour"
    This tour was recommended by a friend, who had cruised around New Zealand the previous year. I booked it well in advance with this company, rather than with the cruise ship and I subsequently discovered I paid half the price of what I would have paid for the same tour through the cruise ship. The communication with this company online was excellent, we were meet in Akaroa and departed on time. The drivers commentary was great and the scenery stunning. The Antarctic Center was terrific, even went on the off road multi terrain vehicle. Just a great day and a great tour.
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