Cruise Excursion: Akaroa & Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre

Cruise Excursion: Akaroa & Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre

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.

After disembarking the ship and being tendered to the wharf, our local representative will be standing on the right hand side by the historical cannon with a sign that has the clients’ names & the name of the tour. All Banks Peninsula and Christchurch tours depart from the Akaroa wharf at 10.30am.

Please Note: This is a Cruise Excursion Tour, Please only book this tour, if you are disembarking from a cruise ship into the local port. As transfers or starting points will begin from the port terminal.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cruise Ship Shore Excursions
From: Akaroa to Akaroa
Price: From (NZD) $145 per person
Duration: 6 Hours 45 Minutes
Tour Code: LT66CS

Inclusions

Scenic views of Akaroa
Stop at the Botanical Gardens
Sightseeing tour around Christchurch
Admission into International Antarctic Centre
Viewing of penguins
Commentary from guide

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily all year round
  • Departure Point: Wharf adjacent to where your cruise ship tender will berth and depart from.
  • Departure Time: 10:30am
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Return Details: 4:30pm at original point of departure
  • Closed: Operates all year round

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes
  • Camera

Important Information

  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to operate
  • Must advise which cruise ship you are arriving on at time of booking
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher
  • Child ages are 3-14 years inclusive

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Cruise Excursion: Akaroa & Christchurch Tour with Antarctic Centre
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: LT66CS
From (NZD) $145 per person
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Discover Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, the tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa ... Read More

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