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4WD and Jet Boat Adventure from Christchurch
"Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel lobby. At approximately 8:30am your exciting adventure will start. Enjoy a scenic drive from Christchurch with commentary by your informative and entertaining Kiwi guide.Four-wheel drive on a work where you will see spectacular scenery from the High Country over the Canterbury Plains. After this get your adrenaline pumping with a 45-minute jet boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri River including all the thrills and spins on the Hamilton Jet.Enjoy a Kiwi style BBQ lunch and after lunch you will be transferred you back to your Christchurch accommodation. This is a fantastic day for those wanting to get out of the city for just over half a day.""""Join this tour to experience this exciting 4WD and jet boat package. Enjoy a scenic 4WD adventure in the High Country of Canterbury as well as a thrilling 45-minute jet boat ride. With a delicious BBQ lunch included you are sure to have a blast. You’ll be delivered back to your Christchurch accommodation mid-afternoon."
From NZD279.00
 
Full-Day Alpine Safari 4WD tour including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch
Your day will begin with a pickup from your Christchurch accommodation in one of our purpose built land cruises. From there you will be taken into the High Country where you can enjoy a 2-hour off-road adventure on a working sheep and cattle station. Take"""The Alpine Safari Tour is an all-inclusive full-day tour which includes a scenic four-wheel drive adventure a thrilling jet boat ride a short nature walk a Kiwi style barbecue lunch and a return journey from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch on the world famous TranzAlpine Train."title=Highlights&1=Full-day+adventure+by+4WD%2C+boat+and+train&2=Ride+across+a+working+sheep+and+cattle+station&3=Explore+the+rugged+landscape+of+New+Zealand%27s+South+Island&4=Cruise+the+Waimakariri+River&5=Take+the+famous+TranzAlpine+train+through+the+m
From NZD429.00
 
Full-Day Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch
"This full-day tour includes a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Kaikoura. Once in Kaikoura make your way to a lookout to enjoy the breath-taking views. Next make your way around to a seal colony before heading into Kaikoura for some free time to explore and maybe have some lunch. Then board a modern catamaran for an exciting whale watch tour. This tour offers up-close encounters with the giant sperm pods of dusky dolphins and endangered wandering albatross.On the return journey to Christchurch you have the opportunity to stop and enjoy a wine tasting from a local vineyard. A perfect way to end a fantastic day.""""Leave the city behind and come on a scenic 4WD journey over the Canterbury Plains. This tour is sure to suit everyone with an included whale watch tour on a modern catamaran
From NZD320.00

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Plane views 3

It was the most wonderful sunset and it just kept on going and going...it must have been about 30 minutes before the sky finally faded away to black. The entire length of the horizon from up there had...
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The Tram & Gondola Combo

Update Feb. 2012Since the 22 February 2011 earthquake neither the tramway nor the gondola are operating.As the tramway in the city centre has been revived for tourists in 1995 it is not a cheap option...
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The Shuttle - free (yellow) bus in the city centre

Update Feb. 2012As the central city is cordoned off since last year's earthquakes the yellow bus and my tip are not needed at the moment...When you a tired from walking in the city centre the sight of...
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motorhomes

I found Adventure motor homes to be better than Britz or maui (chaeper as well) . Make sure you have travel insurance which covers you hiring a car or motorhome . Then you shouldn't need to take out...
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$10 all day ticket on the Red bus

The red buses are the main public transport around christchurch and its suburbs. It cost $12.50 from the airport, but if you buy a $10 all day ticket you can also go anywhere else you like. Red buses...
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Free city shuttle

Although Christchurch is not a big city, it still can be a slog getting around, especially if you're a bit weary from too much sight-seeing.Christchurch's free shuttle bus is a great way to get across...
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Tranzalpine

The most famous train ride in New Zealand is the Tranzalpine trip from Christchurch to Greymouth on the West Coast. Crossing the farm land of the Canterbury Plains before heading into the foot hills...
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Seven Dollar Bus & other cheap Ways to the Airport

-Update March 2010Everything is getting more expensive, so the Five Dollar Bus has become the Seven Dollar Bus. Just updated this, the rest of the info stays the same.The slogan of the Seven Dollar...
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Finding somewhere to stay near the airport

There are not many places to stay near the airport if you arrive on a late flight and don't want to have to get a taxi into the city.We stayed at the Highway Inn which is a motel/truck stop about 5...
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City Buses

To save money while travelling around Christchurch (Including most of its outer suburbs) you can go to the Bus Exchange in the city centre and get a metro card - it is free to get this card (Well it...
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The Spectacular Train Trip on the TranzAlpine

-Many people are interested in travelling on the TranzAlpine train. It is a spectacular trip from Christchurch to Greymouth or vice-versa. As the trip leads through the regions of Canterbury and the...
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Bus Transfers to and from the Railway Station

If you do not want to invest $ 40 to 50 for a taxi after a trip on the TranzAlpine train you can use public transportation.If you want to travel to the city centre you have to take the #51 bus (final...
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Take a Hike!

This town is what I would call "highly walkable". We decided that we should try walking as much as possible while we were here, and it proved to be the best bet. The city is very level, and the...
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Tranz Alpine

The Tranzalpine is the train to take for a ride through to Greymouth and the West Coast of the South Island. The trip is just over 220 kilometres long and takes around four and a half hours. There are...
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Top Hotels in Christchurch

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449 Memorial Ave, (formerly Quality Hotel), Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 1409, New Zealand
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28 - 30 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8001, New Zealand
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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8001, New Zealand
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45 Roydvale Ave, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8004, New Zealand
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863 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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42 Papanui Road, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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Top Things to Do in Christchurch

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City Center

I was rather taken with this cone - I think they call it the Chalice - and was surprised to see it there in the Square still in March 2015. I hadn't expected it to survive the quake (maybe it's been...
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The Christchurch botanical gardens

Beautiful gardens and spaces. A safe place during the earthquake. Free summer concerts on Sundays. Punt along the river. See my travel guide on New Zealand and photo albums. Don't forget to visit the...
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International Antarctic Centre

The Snow Storm room at the International Antarctic Centre is a well sealed safe environment with real snow. The temperature is set at -4C but at pre-determined times during the day a 'storm' occurs...
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Christchurch Gondola

The Gondola had been closed after the earthquake on 22 February 2011 - not because of structural damage but because of flooding at the summit station. Now everything is ok again, some pillars have...
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Punting the Avon River

The tours from the Antigua Boatsheds – called Punting in the Park – are not the only option for such guided boat trips on the Avon. Other tours start at the Worcester Boulevard bridge (beside the...
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Sumner

Earthquake update June 2010 Sumner has been hard hit by the February earthquake, and again on 13 June. The areas on top and at the bottom of the cliffs have either crumbled, with a house finally...
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Top 5 Christchurch Writers

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Kakapo2

"Shaken but not beaten: A city rising from ruins"
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fishandchips

"My Home - The (Shakey) Garden City"
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rozehill

"Over Looking Lyttelton Harbour"
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TheWanderingCamel

"Charming Christchurch"
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knerten

"My winter holiday in summer"
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