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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: + 64-3-3578262
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Description: Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to...
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.
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wonderful day in Akaroa Region, thanks to John

we have visited the Akaroa/Christchurch area in Feb 2015. John was our guide. What a wonderful person! He made our stay in this area memorable. he brought us to places that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were traveling for a month in both New Zealand and Australia. I am reviewing all the other tours as well, and this is the only one we would not recommend. Really an awful and overpriced tour. Worst tour of the entire trip. The guide was NOT knowledgeable and admitted she hadn’t been to Christchurch (which is where we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

we have visited the Akaroa/Christchurch area in Feb 2015. John was our guide. What a wonderful person! He made our stay in this area memorable. he brought us to places that offered breathtaking views of the valleys/sea. our visit of Christchurch was touching. Thank you John for the explanations and making us see the reconstruction of the city. on our... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A brilliant day out wine tasting in Waipara. John is a brilliant guide, we have been lucky having been on two tours with him before! Tastings were great, lunch platters were brilliant. All in all an awesome day and he had a lively group to contend with! Thanks John, I am sure we will see you again!

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Bend, Oregon
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were in Christchurch for such a short time and we wanted to make the most of our three day adventure. Had heard that the TranzAlpine trip was essential, but the time chewed up and expense was silly. Discovery Travel has a wonderful alternative. We were picked up at our hotel, driven through very scenic landscapes (lots of sheep farms,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Thank you Discovery Travel for getting us there & back in one piece LOL had an awesome day highly recommend your service. Birdy & Marc :o)

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

What a fabulous experience. We were lucky to book this as they were so busy, but got lucky with a day's Winery Tour the weekend before Christmas. John, was the perfect host, bringing a cheery smile and disposition that had everybody relaxed and ready to enjoy their day within minutes of meeting him. We stopped at four wineries - and... More 

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Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Was booked on two day trips with Discovery Travel by my travel agent Michael of guestNZ? The first trip was a day trip to the quaint little town of Akaroa. John Carter, our guide for the two trips, was punctual and very informative. When my pair of boots gave way, he even drove us to a local store to buy... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A group of us from a Cruise ship docked at Akaroa booked the Akaroa to Christchurch tour from Discovery Travel and it was much better that the tour offered by the Cruise Ship and half the price. The driver was very good and informative and made us all feel at home with excellent commentaries as we went along. Being a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a trip of fantastic scenary. We were lucky to have very personalized service throughout. Excellent.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

our driver and guide Ineke was very nice. We went to 4 different wineries, tasted over 20 wines. Lunch was included which was very yummy. The views of all wineries were stunning. Nice tour!

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