4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

4 day

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Day Trip

Group Tour

Enjoy an exciting 4 day tour from Christchurch. With an arrival airport transfer and 3-nights accommodation in Christchurch included, you are sure to have a comfortable and worry-free few days. Enjoy a full-day Akaroa tour and discover volcanic landscapes and breathtaking scenery, enjoy a Harbour Cruise on Akaroa Harbour and lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the stunning Kaikoura and participate in a Whale watching experience.
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Itinerary Details

Day One

Meet and Greet at Christchurch International Airport and transfer to your Christchurch central city hotel, the remainder of your day and evening at leisure

Day Two

Visit the beautiful unspoiled 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, 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.

Day Three

Spend your day getting close to...
Day One

Meet and Greet at Christchurch International Airport and transfer to your Christchurch central city hotel, the remainder of your day and evening at leisure

Day Two

Visit the beautiful unspoiled 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, 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.

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 Whale Watching tour. 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.  

Day Four

Morning at leisure. Tour will conclude at hotel upon check out.

Important Details

Included
  • Driver/guide
  • 3-nights accommodation
  • All activities
  • Lunch on Day 2 and 3
  • Wine tasting
  • Airport pickup
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Christchurch International Airport
Tour begins with pickup upon your arrival at Christchurch Airport. Please provide arrival flight details on booking
Return Details
Tour concludes at hotel upon checkout
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.