Lyttelton Cruise Excursions: Christchurch Sightseeing with Sheep Farm

4 hr

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Visit a working sheep farm with dog mustering, sheep shearing and morning or afternoon tea combined with a city tour of Christchurch taking in not only the damage to the city by several earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, but also the rebuild currently taking place with its remaining historic landmarks and the existing beauty of this picturesque city.
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Itinerary Details

Experience rural New Zealand with a sheep farm tour. Watch the sheepdogs round up the sheep ready to shear, with morning or afternoon tea in the woolshed.

You will learn about the different sheep breeds and their wool and how the wool is packed and graded. You will also enjoy some fine home baking!

On your return to Christchurch you will be given a brief tour of the city centre once with its historic buildings and architecture now heavily destroyed and badly damaged by the Earthquake hitting the city in February 2011. With rebuilding underway, you will be able to see the cities new architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with its pretty ponds and water features, visit the botanical gardens in the central city and the seaside suburb of Sumner. Travel to the Sign of the Takahe...
Experience rural New Zealand with a sheep farm tour. Watch the sheepdogs round up the sheep ready to shear, with morning or afternoon tea in the woolshed.

You will learn about the different sheep breeds and their wool and how the wool is packed and graded. You will also enjoy some fine home baking!

On your return to Christchurch you will be given a brief tour of the city centre once with its historic buildings and architecture now heavily destroyed and badly damaged by the Earthquake hitting the city in February 2011. With rebuilding underway, you will be able to see the cities new architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with its pretty ponds and water features, visit the botanical gardens in the central city and the seaside suburb of Sumner. Travel to the Sign of the Takahe to admire the spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.

Highlights
• Experience a real working Canterbury Sheep farm
• Sheep Dogs at work
• Sheep Shearing
• Morning or Afternoon Tea
• Central Christchurch including the badly earthquake damaged city centre
• Stops for photo opportunities at all the key destinations

This sightseeing option of Christchurch is designed for cruise ship passengers.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Snacks
  • Morning or afternoon tea
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Lyttelton Port. Meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
Departs Lyttelton at 8.45am and 1.15 pm returning to Lyttelton by 12.30 pm and 4.30pm respectively. This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure. Please advise whether you wish to book a morning tour or an afternoon tour. On the morning tour you can opt to be dropped off in the central city outside the Canterbury Museum and catch the shuttle to Lyttelton that departs from this location every 30 minutes.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at 12.30 pm and 4.30pm depending on whether it's a morning or afternoon tour. This ensures that you will arrive at your cruise ship before departure.
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.