Best Day Tours From Christchurch


Get beyond Christchurch and explore the majestic beauty of the Canterbury region.  The region features some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in New Zealand.  Here are our pick of the best day tours to experience.

Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

Best Day Tours From Christchurch

HighlightsEnjoy a day trip from Christchurch to discover incredible glaciers, lakes and riversSample award-winning cheese at a local cheese factory in GeraldineVisit the stunning Lake Tekapo and discover the famous Church of Good ShepherdAdmire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and its alpine sceneryGo on a hike to see the immense Tasman Glacier and enjoy scenic viewsDescriptionEx... More info

Christchurch: Guided Castle Hill Tour

Best Day Tours From Christchurch

HighlightsExplore the giant limestone boulders of the Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti scenic reserveCapture the stunning photos in the heart of New Zealand's mountainsLearn about the history and culture importance of Kura Tawhiti/Castle HillVisit the famous Springfield DonutChoose from either a shared or private guided experienceDescriptionLeaving Christchurch via the 'Great Alpine Highway', you'll cross... More info

Arthur's Pass: TranzAlpine Train and Castle Hill Day Tour

Best Day Tours From Christchurch

HighlightsEmbark on the incredible train journey from Christchurch to Arthur's PassEnjoy a walk with crisp alpine air, unforgettable mountain vistas, and waterfallsEncounter chatty alpine parrots at Otira Viaduct lookoutCapture mirror images at Lake PearsonAdmire the majestic limestone boulders at Castle HillDescriptionExperience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey... More info

From Christchurch: Mount Cook Transfer with Lake Tekapo Tour

Best Day Tours From Christchurch

HighlightsLake TekapoChurch of the Good ShepardMt Cook & Aoraki National ParkLake PukakiDescriptionChristchurch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour (1 way). This small group, fully-guided day transfer allows you to travel in style to Mt Cook while seeing all the key highlights along the way. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing ... More info

From Christchurch: Helicopter Flight to Akaroa

Best Day Tours From Christchurch

HighlightsEnjoy a 45 minute scenic helicopter flight from Christchurch to AkaroaTake in the aerial view of a gorgeous French inspired seaside village in the Banks PeninsulaTake in the spectacular sight of the city, beach, and coastal line from the skyDescriptionEmbark on a helicopter flight from Christchurch that follows the spectacular rugged coastline until you head inland to Akaroa harbour. Th... More info

From Christchurch: Walking Tour on Banks Peninsula

Best Day Tours From Christchurch

HighlightsLearn from your local guide about the history of Christchurch and the surrounding areaChat over hot drinks at a local café before setting off along the coastal trackExplore little bays and swimming spotsDine on a delicious picnic in a stunning locationTaylor your walk to suit your personal needs DescriptionPlan the perfect itinerary with your guide by selecting from a few great options ... More info

Scenic Tour & Lord of the Rings from Christchurch

Best Day Tours From Christchurch

HighlightsExperience an optional, truly unique wagon ride at Erewhon Station, a genuine high country working sheep and cattle stationSee the magnificent southern alps of New Zealand with scenery stops including Middle Earth from the Lord of the Rings along the wayEnjoy a tour with a lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guideRelax in a roomy Mercedes-Benz bus with free WiFi and extra-... More info