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Discovery Travel Day Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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whitley bay
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had gone for Waipara wine tour with John as our tour guide. He picked us up from the motel on time, and he got everything nicely planned for us. He was also noticeably friendly and knowledgeable, giving us everything we needed to know while visiting Waipara and its wineries. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Christchurch as... More

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Sarina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Would like to let you know we had a fabulous time with John showing us around Akaroa, it was the best day of our holiday. John stopped at all the best photo spots and didn't mind answering any of the questions that the 7 teenagers and 4 Adults asked him.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful day last Saturday. It was so much fun. I would highly recommend the winery tour and your company. I can't wait for the next one as I'm sure we will be doing this again. John was fantastic too, he was punctual, professional and made the experience hassle free.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

have just had a day out with John from Discovery Travel on the Arthur's Pass trip. He picked us up from the hotel, being there early so that we did not have tp wait. His friendlyness, knowledge of the area were perfect for us. There were no questions he didn't answer. As we only did the basic trip, without the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We had a surprise party planned and needed all the family transported to our destination. Not only were Jo and John wonderful with our enquiries and confirming with us the day before but they were absolutely amazing to collect a few elderly guests first before coming to the original pick up destination so that they didn't have to travel further.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

From the moment we were collected from our hotel we knew we were in for a lovely day. John our tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable giving us little snippets of info every step of the way. We chose the jet boating, hanmer springs, lunch and wine tasting and we weren't disappointed. The jet boat ride was heaps... More

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