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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-357 8262
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Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa,...

Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa, Waipara wineries, Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, and Hanmer Springs, giving you a very personalized tour. Cruise ship tours from Akaroa are also available. Activities such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, TranzAlpine Train, thermal pools, spa treatments, jet boating, and wine tastings are all on offer. Private charters for 2 people to 200 people are also available.

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Amazing Mt Cook Tour!

Beautiful Mt Cook region and landing by Ski plane on the top is highly recommended. Our guide, John, was just great and made our day an unforgettable experience!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
veronique277
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Mt Cook region and landing by Ski plane on the top is highly recommended. Our guide, John, was just great and made our day an unforgettable experience!

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I sincerely recommend this tour. Booking online was easy and Jo was very responsive to my questions via email. John is a nice person and chatted with us and helped us considerately throughout the trip. Easy 45 min drive from Christchurch downtown to the Waipara region. totally we went to 4 wineries and they each have their own characteristics of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Waipara Wine I could not recommend this tour more. This was one of the highlights of our 2 week trip through Australia and New Zealand. Booking online was easy and Jo was very responsive to my questions via email. We booked a wine tour for our group of 4 last Thursday. John picked us from the Novotel Cathedral Square at... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My husband and I went on a private day wine tour and is was fabulous. We had the freedom to visit the wine tours at our leisure and have lunch at whatever winery suited our taste. Josh our driver was very helpful on what wineries to visit depending on what we liked to drink. Overall, great experience!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Two friends and I booked the Waipara Valley wine tour, and it was amazing! John was very friendly, timely, and also considerate to what we might liked to see. He provided us with a list of the open wineries for the day, and spots where we could have lunch/tea- and a suggested itinerary which we were open to modify. John... More 

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Saint Donat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

After numerous exchanges of emails with Jo McDermott, trying to go to Arthur's Pass, from Akaroa, we finally settled for a shorter day of 7½ hours. Our guide/driver Linda took my small group from our cruise ship to the foothills of the Southern Alps. We appreciated her comments during our ride through the beautiful countryside. We then embarked on a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

There were just 4 of us which was fantastic. Left port, went thru Akaroa on the way to Christchurch. Saw the damage done by the earthquake in 2010. They are still rebuilding many of the downtown buildings. Fantastic scenery along the way. Drive is over an hour. Stopped a local art and craft shop on the way. Really unique crafts... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

There were 6 of us arriving in Akaroa on a cruise ship, and we decided to schedule a private day tour instead of the large bus tours the ship offers. We were so happy we did. Our guide Linda picked us up promptly @ 9AM at the port and we were on our way to the foothills of the Southern... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We were on the Oceania Marina and in the port of Akoroa on March 5, 2016. We prefer to do small group tours with people we meet on Cruise Critic, as opposed to the big bus tours offered by the cruise ship. In Akoroa Discovery Tours first took us to the Waimakariri River where we had a 30 minute jet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I wanted the impossible. I wanted to see places accessible only by road in the South Island of New Zealand but I didn't want to go on a tour bus (see things at the same time as 50 other people all jostling for the best photograph angle? Rather not) and I didn't want to hire a car and drive myself... More 

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