Kia ora! You are warmly invited to experience the exciting transformation, history and culture of Otautahi (Christchurch) and the Canterbury region through one of our beautifully crafted boutique day tours. With a deep passion for warm, 5-star hospitality, your hosts Gary and Nicole will introduce you to the inspiring people, captivating stories, beautiful food and breath-taking places that will make your holiday in New Zealand the experience of a lifetime. Come see, taste, touch and listen to our unique stories, people, wildlife, food, and landscapes and head home feeling like one of the whanau (family)!

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

10% off cost of all tours!

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Tours & Products

Aoraki-Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre Scenic Day Tour from Christchurch (or Geraldine)

  • Prices: ex Christchurch: NZ$258 – $369/ ex Geraldine: discount of up to NZ$60.00
  • Start/Duration: 8:30am Christchurch/10:30am Geraldine (11 – 12 Hours)
  • Operations: Maximum 15 persons / Operates all year

Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Experience & Scenic Day Tour (with optional Clydesdale horses wagon ride) from Christchurch

  • Prices: NZ$207-$295
  • Start/ Duration: 9.00am (9 hours)
  • Operations: Maximum 15 persons/ Operates all year (Wagon ride: Sept to May)

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch

  • Prices: NZ$205 -$299
  • Start / Duration: 8:30 am (9 hours)
  • Operations: Maximum 15 persons/ Operates all year

New Zealand Farm & Scenic Day Tour from Christchurch

  • Prices: NZ$160 – $285
  • Start / duration 9:00am (8 hours)
  • Operations: Maximum 15 persons/ Minimum 4 persons/ Operates all year

Hostels Nearby

All Stars Inn

Jailhouse Accommodation

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.