Christchurch – International Arrival, Accommodation, Akaroa & Kaikoura Day Tours, TranzAlpine Train and Transfers ( 4 Days / 3 Nights) LTCAAKRT


(per adult)

Meet and Greet on your arrival at Christchurch International Airport and transferred to your central city hotel. Three nights 4 - 4.5 star accommodation, day tour to Akaroa and a day tour to Kaikoura are included with this tour package. On day four transferred to the Christchurch railway station where you will board the TranzAlpine train for Greymouth, on your arrival in Greymouth your tour will conclude.


Day One       Meet and Greet at Christchurch International Airport and transferred to your Christchurch central city hotel, the remainder of your day and evening at leisure.

Accommodation – Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch or similar


Day Two      Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa. A charming small township nestled in a bay of Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula. The township contains a host of historic buildings, craft and gift shops together with a multitude of idyllic photo opportunities, with time to explore and enjoy the charm and serenity of Akaroa. Lunch in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village at the popular Bully Hayes. In the afternoon enjoy the Akaroa Harbour Cruise on the Tourism Award Winning & Supreme Tourism Award Winning Canterbury Cat, exploring the Harbour  sighting dolphins, penguins and seals. On your return journey to Christchurch a stop will be made at the Barry’s Bay Cheese factory, where you will get to sample some fine New Zealand cheese.

Accommodation – Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch or similar


Day Three   Spend your day getting close to nature. Travel by road enjoying the rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. On arrival in Kaikoura you will join the International Tourism Award Winning Whale Watching with Whale Watch Kaikoura, from the boat you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the giant sperm whales and a host of other marine life, including dolphins, the New Zealand Fur Seal and occasionally other whale species which migrate through the waters off Kaikoura. After your Whale Watch Tour enjoy a café lunch in the heart of the Kaikoura Township. Following lunch a visit a to New Zealand Fur Seal colony. This stop will provide you with some magnificent photo opportunities of these splendid creatures which were virtually extinct less than 100 years ago. On your return to Christchurch a stop will be made at a vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure, at a winery in the Waipara Region of Canterbury, renown for some of its great wines.

Accommodation – Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch or similar


Day Four     This morning collected from your Christchurch Hotel Accommodation and transferred to the Christchurch Railway Station to join the TranzAlpine train travelling from Christchurch to Greymouth, renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. Travelling through New Zealand’s Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass viewing magnificent Alpine scenery from the comfort of your seat through large panoramic windows. From Arthurs Pass the train travels through the Otira Tunnel to the West Coast of the South Island, with its lush native bush, fast flowing rivers and lakes, to Greymouth. On your arrival in Greymouth, early in the afternoon, your tour concludes.

Please Note: Should triple or quad share accommodation be required please email for tour pricing

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Maximum number of people: 2
Location: Christchurch Arrival & Departure