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Christchurch Garden Tour - Can NZ

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Address: 60 Windermere Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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+64 21 181 1570

Christchurch based. My tours offer personalised small group, day tours to...

Christchurch based. My tours offer personalised small group, day tours to Mount Cook,Akaroa, Farm Visits, wineries, Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, and Hanmer Springs.I offer homestay in my home with food grown in my organic garden. Cruise ship tours from Akaroa are also available. This is my 17th year guiding and I speak English and Japanese. My modern air condition vehicle seats 9 guests but I can hire and drive larger buses if needed. Happy to help in any way to create a memorable tour in our beautiful island.

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Even in Spring, Beautiful

Visited in the Spring, Oct and Nov. 2015. While a little chilly, the grounds were beautiful and the hosts were friendly and informative. There is a tram for a small fee that... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
St Louis, Mo

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El Cajon, California
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a limited amount of time to see the sights in Christchurch and decided to take the 45 minute garden tour of the famous Botanic Gardens. The tour guide, Faye, drove us through the spacious garden on a comfortable slow moving, open air, electric caterpillar trolley. Faye offered warm blankets to each person in our group since it was... More 

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St Louis, Mo
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Visited in the Spring, Oct and Nov. 2015. While a little chilly, the grounds were beautiful and the hosts were friendly and informative. There is a tram for a small fee that will take you around the gardens. I would suggest if able to walk the gardens for there is much to see. Wonderful trees from around the world. Giant... More 

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クレイグ, Owner at Christchurch Garden Tour - Can NZ, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our Garden City so much. It is absolutely brilliant in the spring when all the blooms are in their full glory. Thanks More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Craig, not too sure how we found out about CanNZ Tours but I wish to thank you for the most enjoyable day in NZ. Your personal tour took things to a new level, your knowledge and personality made it an experience never to forget. Your homemade picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Pukaki was something special, Parn thanks you... More 

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クレイグ, Owner at Christchurch Garden Tour - Can NZ, responded to this review

Hi Martyn and Pran, That was my pleasure to meet up with you and very grateful that the local I site put you in touch with me. It seemed as if the big man in the sky just kept the blue sky opening up ahead of us the whole way.Cracker day... The summer continues to be a wonderful one...Thanks so... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Thanks Craig and Keiko, Our second trip to New Zealand this past October was as enjoyable as the first was -six years earlier when we first had the pleasure of Craig's services. Craig is without doubt the best, the most knowledgeable and the most delightful guide in all of New Zealand. Beginning with the tour of the North Island, the... More 

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Radium Hot Springs, Canada
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

WOW...what can I say about a tour of some of the nicest gardens we have ever seen. Nancy & Bryan Tichborne have the nicest place, hidden on a country road (We thought that Craig was lost) and they are such wonderful hosts and tour guides. We felt very much at home. Nancy's descriptions of her collection was great. I have... More 

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Deerfield, IL
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We really enjoyed our experience with Craig from CanNz, touring from Christchurch to Queenstown New Zealand. Craig picked us up at our hotel, arranged for our TranzAlpine train tickets, put us on the train, even seating us on the more picturesque side. He then met us at Arthur's Pass and drove us on to Fox Glacier. The next day he... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Craig from CanNz tours took us on a two day tour of New Zealand. He was just wonderful. Very knowledgable and provided us with first rate service. We enjoyed our time with him and he was lot of fun to be with. He planned two amazing days for us and made our trip most enjoyable. Aside from touring, he made... More 

Thank Sandy J
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Enjoyed the garden + organic tour so much - It was such a unique tour which can enjoy beautiful local gardens and truly Kiwi experience. Nature, food , people - everything was very impressive and unforgettable. It is not like an ordinary sight seeing bus tour at all.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We had Craig bring us around Christchurch to the northern tip and then to Queenstown via Mt Cook. He was the type who would work with you to bring out the best of your holiday by personalizing your trip way before you start. The places we had requested him to bring us to, in addition to the award winning gardens,... More 

Thank William T
Singapore, Singapore
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1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Craig is on time even when it is raining on the day of my tour. He is very felxible in changing and adjusting to the plan. We love the garden tour, and he cook very well for us. We enjoy his warm hospitality for the trip.

Thank ivylee10

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