Akaroa – City Sights with Willowbank LT-66ACS

Christchurch

$89.10

Banks Peninsular Christchurch City Sights with Willowbank Wildlife Tour

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 and the badly earthquake damaged city centre. See for yourself both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.

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The tour then moves on to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. The tour includes entry to the Wildlife Reserve and a guided tour of the reserves ‘Natural New Zealand’.

This tour illustrates some of the species that make up our totally unique native wildlife, our flora, and our culture.

Here you will see some of our most endangered species, including kiwi and learn about the work being done to preserve them.

  • 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)
  • 13.15 Arrive Willowbank Wildlife Reserve – includes entrance to the Park and a Guided Kiwi Tour
  • 15.00 Depart Christchurch for Akaroa
  • 16.30 Akaroa to reboard the ship.

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.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 1030
Maximum number of people : 100
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Cruise Ship Schedule, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, Canterbury Museum, Botanical Gardens, Central City Earthquake Damage, Willowbank Wild Life Reserve
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Client Reviews

  • The tour was well planned. Pick up in the morning and return to the ship was perfect. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and of Christchurch in particular. She took us to all the important areas and provided good photo opportunities. The only drawback is that Christchurch is a fair distance away and a long drive. The upside is that we got to see a lot of the countryside with on the spot information and anecdotes. The visit to the wildlife reserve was excellent and gave us an opportunity for a decent lunch. Highly recommended. Thank you
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  • Willowbank was pretty awesome. The city of Christchurch is still trying to recover from a 2011 earthquake. Tour was excellent.
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  • Our driver made the day with his enthusiasm and personal knowledge of the area. Enjoyed seeing Christ Church with him. His explanations and tour areas were very good. The guide in the Reserve was also very good. You could tell he loved his work and loved showing the animals in the Reserve. He even called them by name
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  • "Awesome Experience"
    Had a great day, the scenery to and from Akaroa was stunning and the guided tour of Willowbank was one of the highlights of our entire cruise. This tour really is a must do!
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