5 Day Christchurch5 Day • Christchurch region
Christchurch City, New Zealand
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand
5 Day Christchurch
5 Day Short Break - Christchurch region
This 5 day short vacation takes you through the Christchurch region’s stunning mountainous majestic backdrop to the stunning Pacific Ocean views and more!
Valid for travel: 01 Feb – 31 Mar 2022
- Price is per person, based on double occupancy.
- Subject to availability.
- Package inclusions:
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Christchurch, 3 excursions, airport transfers and all taxes & fees.
- Note: the mandatory New Zealand Travel Visa is included in the Canadian price
- Airfare additional. Please contact Downunder Travel for a quote.
Included in your trip
EXCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP
WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?
- Lord of the Rings
- Tram City Tour
- Cathedral Square
- Nature Cruise
Arrive in and Depart from Christchurch
5 Day Adventure
DAY 01 – Christchurch
You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel where you will check in for 4 nights. The balance of our day is at leisure.
DAY 02 – Akaroa Day Tour with Nature Cruise
You will travel to Akaroa NZ over the beautiful Banks Peninsula on a high summit route which gives glorious views of farmlands,the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps as well as remote bays indenting the coastline. From the main wharf in Akaroa boats depart for a Nature Cruise on the harbour. See Hectors Dolphins, little blue penguins, NZ fur seals and local bird life. Learn more about the local history from your boat skipper and be awed by the volcanic cliffs that act as sentinels to the harbour entrance. You will have an opportunity to wander around the charming 175 year old French harbour side village of Akaroa with it’s museum of settlers’ history, art and craft shops and studios before enjoying lunch at an award winning cafe.
On the journey back to Christchurch you’ll visit the Cheese Factory at Barry’s Bay, the only one remaining on the peninsula from a bygone era, the Little River Art gallery and if time permits Vince’s Gem Stone Museum.
DAY 03 – Tram City Tour
The Christchurch Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing. The all-day hop-on hop-off tickets allow you to visit the central city sights at your leisure and the tram’s friendly and knowledgeable drivers will keep you updated about the latest city changes in their informative live commentaries.
Explore the best of the central city from the 17 stops enroute: the Canterbury Museum & Botanic Gardens, Turanga and Margaret Mahy Playground are must-visit spots for families; and the many retail stores, bars and eateries at The Terrace, Cashel Street & Riverside Market, Arts Centre and New Regent Street offer fantastic shopping and dining options for all.
DAY 04 – Lord of the Rings Tour
Embark on a Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the LOTR filming location: remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country station, home of Mt Sunday. See how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of this breathtaking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air.
DAY 05 – Depart
You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport this morning… why not stay longer?
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