Christchurch Day Tours

Christchurch has emerged revitalised after the earthquake that devastated much of the Canterbury region in February 2011. The destruction of several landmark historic buildings, such as the Christchurch Cathedral, has led to the development of new city plans, a bold public art programme and innovative use of space. The rebuild is an ongoing process and a tour of key spots around the central city provides a first-hand glimpse of the earthquake’s effects and demonstrates how this iconic city is getting back on its feet.

Christchurch’s historical charm and atmosphere has seen it often compared with England. It is also known as New Zealand’s Garden City, and the surrounding regions have much to offer visitors too. The beachside village of Sumner is a popular spot, while you can enjoy panoramic views of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps from the Port Hills. There are also many adventure activities in the Canterbury region, including jet boating and four wheel drive trips into the ‘high country’. From Christchurch you can also board the TranzAlpine railway for one of the world’s top train journeys on a spectacular scenic ride to Greymouth on the West Coast.

Christchurch is also the ideal departure point for many other South Island sightseeing adventures such as Mount Cook, Queenstown or Dunedin.

4 Day Tours to experience

Put yourself in the frame with a tour of Lord of the Rings film set locations including Edoras and Helm's Deep.
  • 9 hours 00 minutes
  • Exciting four-wheel drive adventure
  • Misty Mountains and Helm's Deep filming locations
  • Stand on the summit of 'Edoras'

from $299 NZD

Travel to spectacular Mount Cook on a half-day sightseeing tour from Christchurch and stay on in Mount Cook Village to soak up the view.
  • 5 hours 20 minutes
  • See NZ's highest mountain
  • Stunning high country scenery

from $250 NZD

Experience the grandeur of New Zealand's highest mountain on a day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, ending in Queenstown.
  • 11 hours
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Lake Tekapo

from $350 NZD

See some of the South Island's most impressive scenery on a one-way day tour from Mount Cook to Christchurch.
  • 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Complimentary hotel drop-off
  • Stunning South Island Views

from $250 NZD

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 2 hours in advance of your tour experience.