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Akaroa – Christchurch City Sights with Willowbank LT66ACS

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Duration

6 hours

Cancellation

Up to 7 days

Group Size

45 people

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Overview

A shore excursion that combines a tour of Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch with a guided tour of Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. This tour departs from the port of Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.

On arriving in Christchurch and following a stop at the botanical gardens, join us on a brief sightseeing tour highlighting the city landmarks and the city centre which was badly damaged by the earthquakes in February 2011. See for yourself both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.

The tour then moves on to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, your entry is included to the Wildlife Reserve with a guided tour of the reserves ‘Natural New Zealand’. Your guide will show you some of the species that make up our totally unique native wildlife, our flora, and our culture. You will also see some of our most endangered species, including the iconic kiwi, and learn about the work being done to preserve them.

  • 10.30: Depart Akaroa for Christchurch, travelling via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.
  • 12.00: Arrive at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens where you will have some time to explore.
  • 12.30: Depart the Botanical Gardens for a Christchurch City tour highlighting city landmarks and the rebuild of city centre after the 2011 Earthquakes.
  • 13.15:¬†Arrive at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (Entrance to the park and a Guided Kiwi Tour included)
  • 15.00: Depart from Christchurch for Akaroa.
  • 16.30: Arrive at Akaroa to reboard your ship.

This tour from Akaroa to Christchurch is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

Our coach departs Akaroa at 10.30am and returns to Akaroa by 4.30pm. This will ensure you arrive at the cruise ship before departure.

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Cruise Excursions and Shore Trips around New Zealand

Stephen

01/07/2016

Awesome Experience

Had a great day, the scenery to and from Akaroa was stunning and the guided tour of Willowbank was one of the highlights of our entire cruise. This tour really is a must do!
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