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Address: 2/7 Beveridge St, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 379 8481
Description: Day tours from Christchurch, of Christchurch city and surrounds, Akaroa...
Day tours from Christchurch, of Christchurch city and surrounds, Akaroa and Arthur's Pass. These personalised small-group tours are more than just sightseeing tours. Your professional guide is an expert on the area who enlivens the tour with engaging and entertaining stories about the region's fascinating natural history and human history. Perfect for travellers who are curious about the world.
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Wonderful trip!

Terry brought us on a 7 days tour around the South Island. The itinerary planned by Terry is well-planned. He is a good driver, and gave us good recommendations in terms of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Nice opportunity to see the botany in spring. Nice new visitor center. Café seemed pricey and slow so did not stay.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Terry brought us on a 7 days tour around the South Island. The itinerary planned by Terry is well-planned. He is a good driver, and gave us good recommendations in terms of routing. He is accommodating to any of our requests. Terry is also extremely knowledgeable about New Zealand's wildlife and plants. During our journey, he would entertain us with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Terry Thomsen's 1-day tour of Christchurch and surrounds is excellent. Terry really knows his stuff and explains everything you ask and more. We were lucky enough to be the only passengers on Tuesday 5th March and felt we gained a clear understanding of the issues which residents of Christchurch are facing in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes. We also... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Terry is a scholar. Seriously. This guy is working on a book detailing New Zealand's flora and fauna--what's imported, what's dragged in. Pine trees, for example, are not native to the country. And they crowd out the native beeches. We spent several days in Christchurch and environs and except for the horrors of the earthquake two years ago, we enjoyed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My daughter and I went on a fabulous tour of Christchurch and the surrounding hills and beaches. The commentary given by Terry was very interesting and the places he took us were magnificent. The cost of the tour was great value for money. We highly recommend this tour to any visitors to Christchurch. Thankyou Terry for making our holiday to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We took the Inside Story day tour to Arthur's Pass on 24 April and it's as good a start to our New Zealand holiday as any! This was our first guided tour and it was led by Mr Terry Thomson, who was very accommodating (though that might be because we were the only the two customers that day). Not taking... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

South New New Zealand is a beautiful place with many things to see. Terry Thomsen from The Inside Story Tours is very knowledgeable about NZ and greatly contribute to our excellent time here. He is patient and knows what the client wants and he is able to cater to the traveller's needs. Overall I would recommend a trip to NZ... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We absolutely loved our tour through Arthur’s Pass with the Inside Story! Our tour guide, Terry, was not only highly knowledgeable and well spoken, but also very adaptable. He personalized our tour and allowed us to pick the sights and stops that we were most interested in seeing. Terry was also very good company and made us feel comfortable throughout... More 

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Leyland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Terry picked us up for our trip to Mt Cook from our hotel in Christchurch in the early hours on time and in a clean comfortable vehicle. We wanted to go to the Tin Shed to buy woollies and Terry readily agreed to take us there and didn't rush us as we happily browsed the shop and had refreshments. It... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

If you want a personalized tour, presented by a knowledgeable and passionate guide, you can't go past Terry Thomsen and The Inside Story. On a recent trip to Christchurch, we were keen to visit Arthur's Pass and Otira Gorge. We didn't want to take the Tranzalpine Train to Greymouth, and there didn't seem to be enough to occupy two seniors... More 

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Address: 2/7 Beveridge St, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 379 8481
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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