Who We Are

Leisure Tours first started as Canterbury Leisure Tours back in 1992. Our goal was to provide popular tours and activities in the Canterbury region for those visiting the city of Christchurch. Over the years, Canterbury Leisure Tours became immensely popular with travelers thanks to the inclusion of tours such as Kaikoura Whale Watch, Akaroa with Harbour Cruise, Mount Cook, TranzAlpine Train Journey, Waipara Wine Trails, Horse Trekking, Jet Boating, and more. Since then, Canterbury Leisure Tours has grown exponentially as we added even more tours and suppliers from across the country.  Now we are simply known as Leisure Tours and offer hundreds of different activities and tours in New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong. Starting in the early 2000s, we began to offer multi-day tours with hotels and transport included so tourists can get the most out of this incredible country.  In 2013, Leisure Tours joined the shore excursion market for cruise ship passengers – a market that was relatively small at the time. Now it’s one of our best sellers with the 2019/2020 cruise ship season being one of our most successful to date.

Support Local Tourism

As with all businesses in this industry, Covid19 has affected much of our operations due to the lack of travellers – particularly when it comes to shore excursions which is one of our largest markets. With that said, we have still been able to operate many of our day and multi day tours thanks to the support of our local community. As travel restrictions are forcing Kiwi’s to stay home, we believe this is a fantastic opportunity for New Zealanders to discover their own backyard and take full advantage of our Covidfree Country. With Leisure Tours, we’ve made this easier than ever before! Our own blog section offers some fantastic travel tips and guides for exploring New Zealand. We also started our very own Travel Club in 2020, which offers monthly newsletter regarding things that are happening around NZ as well as your own discount code which will give you 10% off all our products. Support local tourism and get travelling with Leisure Tours.



Hundreds of full and half-day coach tours across New Zealand.



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Year of Service

Leisure Tours started back in 1992 and has more than 25 years of service.

"Travel much as possible, because the money returns, time doesn’t."

Kevin Edlin


Our Achievements


Certificate of Excellence


Top rated


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Business Partner