Akaroa – Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Centre LT66CS

$145.00

Travel through the Banks Peninsula and discover the city of Christchurch, together with admission to the International Antarctic Centre with Hagglund Ride, Little Blue Penguins, Antarctic Storm and 4 D Movie. This option departs Akaroa at 10.30am and returns to Akaroa by 4.30pm. This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

This shore excursion 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 of the 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. Learn about Antarctica’s rich history and unique relationship with Christchurch. Get a true feeling for the atmosphere of Antarctica with a snow and ice experience with Antarctic Storm, the blue penguin encounter, 4D movie 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.

  • 10.30: Depart Akaroa for Christchurch, travelling via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.
  • 12.00: Arrive at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens where you will have some time to explore.
  • 12.30: Depart the Botanical Gardens for a Christchurch City tour highlighting city landmarks and the rebuild of city centre after the 2011 Earthquake.
  • 13.00: Arrive at the Antarctic Centre (admission and Hagglund ride included).
  • 15.00: Depart from Christchurch for Akaroa.
  • 16.30: Arrive at Akaroa to reboard your ship.

This tour from Akaroa to Christchurch is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

Our coaches depart Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm. This will ensure you arrive at the cruise ship before departure.

Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 10:30
Maximum number of people : 45
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

Client Reviews

  • Cruise Excursions and Shore Trips around New Zealand

    Margaret

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    A good tour in a very comfortable coach. A very picturesque part of the country. Good commentary on drive from Akaroa
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  • Excellent, absolutely a great day, highly recommend
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  • Very enjoyable, good local knowledge from coach driver. Tour of Christchurch "red zone" was thought provoking. Antarctic visit interesting and fun.
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  • Such a pretty scenic drive into Christchurch from Akaroa and Hank our driver returned another way and it to had views to die for .Excellent trip and felt very sad for christchurch when we saw what 90 seconds of quake could do. Great day
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  • Was everything promised, and really enjoyed the history given by our bus driver as well, book the tour you won't be disappointed.
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  • "Great Tour"
    This tour was recommended by a friend, who had cruised around New Zealand the previous year. I booked it well in advance with this company, rather than with the cruise ship and I subsequently discovered I paid half the price of what I would have paid for the same tour through the cruise ship. The communication with this company online was excellent, we were meet in Akaroa and departed on time. The drivers commentary was great and the scenery stunning. The Antarctic Center was terrific, even went on the off road multi terrain vehicle. Just a great day and a great tour.
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