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Cave Stream & Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti guided tour from Christchurch provided by Adventure by Nature

Cave Stream & Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti guided tour from Christchurch

Cave Stream & Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti guided tour from Christchurch
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
24h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
11
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Morning - Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti is an amazing labyrinth of giant limestone boulders. The area is rich with cultural and recreational significance and has been granted Tōpuni status “A symbolic cloak of protection”. Your guide will show you around, if you like you can have a go at bouldering and test your climbing skills, or use your time here to explore the endless maze of boulders. We stop here for lunch at Castle Hill. Afternoon - Cave Stream It will take us approximately 45mins to make our way through the 594 meters of the limestone cave. Our route follows the crystal-clear water through the winding chambers and small waterfalls. Not interested in caving? Nom problem your welcome to explore the paths and trails in the area or sit and relax with some afternoon tea in this very peaceful landscape instead of going through the cave.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 210847P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of caving equeptment including head torch, helmet and safety belt
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Morning Tea (we will stop at Darfield Bakery on the way so you can purchace morning tea if you like)
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • City centre pick-up point - Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave, in the city centre at 8:30 am. Airport Pick-up -From "the loop" pick-up/drop-off area at 9 am.
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Cashmere, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand Your guide will meet you opposite Princess Margarate Hospital at 8:20 am
  • Airports:
  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
  • Ports:
  • The Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of caving equeptment including head torch, helmet and safety belt
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Morning Tea (we will stop at Darfield Bakery on the way so you can purchace morning tea if you like)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • City centre pick-up point - Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave, in the city centre at 8:30 am. Airport Pick-up -From "the loop" pick-up/drop-off area at 9 am.
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Cashmere, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand Your guide will meet you opposite Princess Margarate Hospital at 8:20 am
  • Airports:
  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
  • Ports:
  • The Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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ddannecker2013
San Diego, CA8 contributions
Jan 2020
Mike gave us what we both described as the best tour we have ever been on, and we have been on a lot of tours. Pick up was a breeze, and he was a great driver. He was very knowledgeable about the hike, and provided great guidance on how to follow the multiple paths around Castle Hill. The stop at the pie shop was perfect, and lunch was delicious, especially after the long hike. He took excellent photos of us that we would not have been able to capture otherwise. He is a great conversationalist, and taught us not just about where we were but New Zealand and its history in general. We would highly recommend this tour and this touring company, and we would book with them again.
Written January 15, 2020
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Hi David, thanks for posting such an amazing review! We are very lucky to have such passionate and knowledgable guides such as Mike. Hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Alan
Written January 18, 2020
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Kate S
9 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Amazing trip to Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti and Cave Stream. My guide, Robbie, was very knowledgeable and friendly and tailored the tour to suit my interests. I had a great day walking around the boulder fields, trying some bouldering, and making my way through Cave Stream's underground river and waterfalls. Highly recommend. Thanks so much for an awesome day!
Written March 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alanhaslip
It really is an amazing area to explore, glad you enjoyed the tour. Robbie is a great guide, we are lucky to have such a great team here at ABN. Thanks for the review;-)
Written March 11, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Adventure by Nature
katems94
katems94
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Awesome Day of Climbing
I had the best day climbing with Arna in the Port Hills. It was my first time climbing outdoors and I had so much f
576sebastiaank
576sebastiaank
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Sea kayaking
We did the 1 day sea kayaking tour around the Littleton area. Sarah was a great guide and we had a beautiful day, w
davidyK4442XO
davidyK4442XO
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Awesome hike with great views of the coastline
This was a great hike to see the coastline of Christchurch and wildlife. My guide Mike was well informed and knew a
zdw84
zdw84
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Excellent tour
Very professional and kind guides. Beautiful views with sound local knowledge. Customer service was warm and though
sarahV7158SR
sarahV7158SR
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A Wonderful day
Went out for a Sea Kayaking tour with these guys yesterday, it was wonderful. A very pretty harbor so close to Chri
dolmansjoda
dolmansjoda
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Great climbing and nice company!
Beautiful climbing in the port hills around Christchurch! With great company and stunning views over the banks peni
ijohn333
ijohn333
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Very pleasant trip!
Very nice Sea-kayaking in charteris bay. Sarah who was our instructor was very kind and friendly. I started as a be
camille s
camille s
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Awesome!
Great team, they make you feel very safe. Challenging but really fun. Amazing views as well, just a perfect day out
Brucethekiwi
Brucethekiwi
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Good day out at Castle Hill
I Had a great day at Castle Hill. I had an informative guide who found nice quiet spots away from all the other peo
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