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Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Christchurch City & Antarctic Centre

by Cruise Shore Trips
per adult Price is C$122
Duration: 6h Non-refundable No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Prominent South Island volcanic features viewed from highway

  • Visit to the beautiful & famous Christchurch Botanic Gardens

  • Tour of rebuilding process in Christchurch post-earthquake

  • Mesmerising rescued penguins cared for at Antarctic Centre

  • Comfortable roundtrip transport in luxurious coaches

Highlights

  • Prominent South Island volcanic features viewed from highway

  • Visit to the beautiful & famous Christchurch Botanic Gardens

  • Tour of rebuilding process in Christchurch post-earthquake

  • Mesmerising rescued penguins cared for at Antarctic Centre

  • Comfortable roundtrip transport in luxurious coaches

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10:30 AM, Christchurch & Antarctic in English

Duration 6h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is C$121.53, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Christchurch City & Antarctic Centre

Activity Location

Christchurch

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Akaroa Harbour Wharf

    Akaroa Harbour Wharf

    Akaroa 7520


Description

Discover Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, enjoying convenient roundtrip transport from your cruise ship in Akaroa. Visit famed botanical gardens, witness the devastation from the 2011 earthquake and see penguins at the International Antarctic Centre.

Depart from Akaroa and travel along the Akaroa Highway, with breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains. Arrive in Christchurch and stop at the city's famed botanical gardens.

Afterwards, take a brief sightseeing tour of the damage inflicted on the city's landmarks by the devastating 2011 earthquake. See the destruction for yourself and learn about the long rebuilding process.

Visit the International Antarctic Centre, featuring an icy recreation of Antarctica's atmosphere. Enjoy an exhilarating ride on a Hagglund—a vehicle used to navigate volatile combinations of snow, water, and ice. Encounter the centre's blue penguins, rescue penguins that could not survive in the wild and were raised by the centre from a young age. At the end of your visit, return to Akaroa and board your cruise ship.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Christchurch

  • Admission to Botanic Gardens

  • Admission to Antarctic Centre

  • Hagglund Ride

  • Roundtrip transport to and from Akaroa port

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If you are not on a Cruise Ship you cannot do this tour

  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.


Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Christchurch City & Antarctic Centre ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

1.3 out of 5

1/5 29 Jan. 2018

Biggest waste of time and money I have EVER experienced. Almost missed our cruise ship teneder, rushed through the Antarctic Center (1 hour total). One thirty minute stop at the museum and Botanial Garden. Drove around block after block after block at Christchurch to see damage caused by earthquake years ago. 1-1/2 drive through curvy mountain roads- both directions (3 hrs total) we were 30 minutes late returning and the driver chose to stop on the side of the road to let 60 people off the bus to take pictures. Full size bus inches away from a straight drop off the mountain.Can you say ANXIETY!!!!!!

26 Dec. 2017

the tour guide drove Too slowly and gave half hour to see the garden and use the toilet. He should drive faster and give at least one and half hour to see the graden.