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Discovery Travel Day Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
+ 64-3-3578262
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Owner description: Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa, Waipara wineries, Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, and Hanmer Springs, giving you a... more » Owner description: Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa, Waipara wineries, Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, and Hanmer Springs, giving you a very personalized tour. Cruise ship tours from Akaroa are also available. Activities such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, TranzAlpine Train, thermal pools, spa treatments, jet boating, and wine tastings are all on offer. Private charters for 2 people to 200 people are also available. « less
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

John was a class A gentleman. I must give a shout out to his partners that operated the jetboat and the sheepfarmer and wife. All extremely nice folks. John was quite informative and patient and observative as he could sense when I was hoping for a photo opportunity he would pull right over. He made mine and my father's experience... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

John is super friendly as well as a great driver and guide. I'd recommend this tour to all my family and friends.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Chose this tour for a group of four important visitors our company was hosting from India. They had heard of Hanmer and wanted to visit it before they left. The online booking process was so simple, especially as the booking was made at 3pm the day before the tour was planned. John picked up our guests from their hotel on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

John picked us up from our hotel for day trip to Waipara wine country. We had a lovely trip and it was very well planned and organised with the first winery stop, then a fabulous lunch at Waipara Hills. John was easy to communicate with and had a high knowledge of the region and it's surrounds, the Christchurch earthquake and... More

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Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I went on the Arthurs Pass/Tranzalpine day tour. Our driver, John was great-generous and informative. Lunch was delicious. We spent 15 days touring both New Zealand and Australia, and this day trip was one of the best we experienced.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had a brilliant time on the one-day Arthur's pass tour. Lots of scenery, great food and great commentary at a relaxed pace! We had plenty of time to do everything we wanted to do, and everything from pick up at the hotel, all tickets, and all food, was organized for us so that we could focus 100% on the fun... More

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Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The wineries are only a small part of making the whole wine tasting tour experience so great - and they were spectacular! Highly recommend Waipara Wine Tours/Discover Travel Day Tours for anyone needing a tailor made winery tour. John went above & beyond in accommodating our requirements and it ended up being a really fantastic day for the whole extended... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked a Waipara Valley Wine Tour to start off our week on South Island New Zealand. Discovery Travel Day Tours and our driver John consistently delivered more than promised. Beautiful country, great wines and foods, very informative and great attitude. Very happy we booked and would do it all again.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good commentary & comprehensive coverage of the area .Plenty of photo opportunities.Train trip included & that was very good .Scenic views across the mountain range.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I meant to write this review on return home but things got in the way. I really wanted to say what a brilliant time we had , from picking us up in Christchurch to the wonderful drive to Akaroa. We stopped for coffee in Little River paid for by the driver., The only complaint of the whole day the toilets... More

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