TranzAlpine Railway Christchurch - Greymouth
Rated one of the top 10 Train Journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine will take you on a spectacular scenic journey from the east to the west coast of New Zealand.
Travel through the fields and farmland of the Canterbury Plains, climb into the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps and speed through 16 tunnels and over 5 viaducts—the highest standing at 73 metres above the ground!
Beginning in Christchurch resting in the West Coast town of Greymouth for lunch before returning back to Christchurch. As a TranzAlpine passenger, you will be well looked after with comfortable seating, a café-bar, and an open-air viewing platform so you’ll be sure to get some great photos!
Cost: Adult Day Return from $129
Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise - Swim with the Dolphins
The beautiful, sheltered Akaroa Harbour is the only place in the world where you can swim with the world's smallest and rarest Hector's Dolphin!
Black Cat’s Dolphin Swim package consists of a two-hour cruise, which includes half an hour of cruising before a full briefing, about an hour spent with the dolphins and half an hour afterwards for a shower.
Black Cat will provide swimmers with a wetsuit, a mask and a snorkel. You just need to bring your own swimming costume and a towel. After your swim, you’ll be provided with a hot shower and a hot drink. You will also receive a gift pack and photographs of your trip will be available for you to purchase.
A non-swimming option is available.
The Dolphin Swim cruise will depart daily at 6.00am, 8.30am and 1.30pm. An extra trip departing at 11.30am will operate between May to September only. Bookings are essential.
Cost: Adult Swim $130.00
The Maori Cultural Experience – Ko Tane, Willowbank
Experience the beauty and of the Maori culture in its natural surroundings. Be welcomed to Ko Tane by a traditional Powhiri (Maori welcome), and enjoy an evening of interaction. Learn how to swing the Poi (swing ball), dance the Haka, learn the day to day activities of a hunting village (Kainga), and feel the emotions of the Waiata Aroha (love songs). Enjoy the guided tour of the pre-European Maori village of the South Island Maori.
Your Maori Cultural Experience can conclude with a delicious ‘Taste of New Zealand’ Dinner at Willowbank's award-winning Christchurch restaurant - the perfect finish to a great evening.
Cost: Adult Show only $48.00
City, Beach and Harbour – Christchurch half day Tour
Discover the award winning 'Garden City' with a comprehensive half day tour of Christchurch’s central city landmarks, Pacific coastline, Port Hills and Lyttelton Harbour. With a full commentary, and complimentary tea and coffee, this three-hour tour is a great opportunity to see and learn about the beautiful city of Christchurch.
Cathedral Square with its neo-Gothic Cathedral
Victoria Square and Queen Victoria Statue
Town Hall and Convention Centre
Original Provincial Chambers
Bridge of Remembrance
Mona Vale Homestead & Gardens
Redcliffs and Sumner beach suburbs
Port of Lyttelton, harbour & bays
Sign of the Takahe
The City, Beach and Harbour Tour departs at 9.00am and 1.30pm daily during the summer and 1.30pm during the winter. The Tour also includes free pickup and drop-off to and from Christchurch Top 10 Holiday Park.Departure Times
9am & 1.30pm daily 3hrs
1.30pm daily 3hrs
Cost: Adult $46.00