Christchurch Day Tours and Activities

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes that hit in 2011, Christchurch is a city of creative renewal and inspiring urban planning. It has traditionally been New Zealand's most English-feeling city, with punting on the Avon River borrowing from the Cambridge tradition and a temperate climate reminiscent of the British Isles. The South Island's largest city is also the gateway to the stunning Canterbury region, known for its glittering lakes and snow-capped mountains. So you'll find plenty to keep you occupied outdoors with excellent hiking, skiing, rafting and all manner of activities on offer. Find your perfect day out in Christchurch with our range of excursions that are ready to book online in an instant.

Next Departures - Christchurch Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationNext DepartureFrom USD
Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch 6 hours 20 Nov 2018 USD $73.87
Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook One-Way Tour 11 hours 22 Nov 2018 USD $223.82
Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch 9 hours 30 minutes 21 Nov 2018 USD $166.20
Akaroa Harbour 9-Hour Dolphin Cruise from Christchurch 9 hours 20 Nov 2018 USD $217.91
Lord of the Rings Journey to Edoras 9 hours 20 Nov 2018 USD $220.86

Best things to do in Christchurch

Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

6 hours
FROM USD $73.87

Explore the boutique vineyards of North Canterbury on this 5.5-hour wine trail tour and sample New...

Lord of the Rings Journey to Edoras

9 hours
FROM USD $220.86

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Lord of the Rings on this full-day trip to the landscapes that...

Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

9 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $166.20

Take in the best of Akaroa on this full-day trip from Christchurch that includes a nature cruise,...

Grand Tour with Botanic Gardens, Gondola & Punting

5 hours
FROM USD $95.28

Explore four of Christchurch’s top attractions on this tour that combines the Botanic Gardens,...

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

11 hours
FROM USD $223.82

Take in the spectacular sights of the Southern Alps on this one-way sightseeing tour from...

Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus

24 to 48 hrs
FROM USD $25.85

See the sights of central Christchurch aboard an open-top double-decker bus on this 3-hour...

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

11 hours
FROM USD $228.98

Admire breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and look out for whales, dolphins, fur seals and...

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $217.91

Relax in hot thermal pools, take a thrilling jet boat ride through Waiau Gorge and enjoy a café...

Punting on the Avon River with Optional Gondola

1 day
FROM USD $20.69

Experience the beautiful Avon River in Christchurch with a classic punting cruise and upgrade your...

Akaroa Harbour 9-Hour Dolphin Cruise from Christchurch

9 hours
FROM USD $217.91

Travel through gorgeous countryside for a day at the coastal town of Akaroa with a...

Christchurch Sightseeing Pass

4 days
FROM USD $63.53

Set your own pace with the flexible Christchurch Sightseeing Pass that can be used on different days...

Christchurch Gondola Ride

2 hours
FROM USD $20.69

Ride to the summit of Mt. Cavendish on the scenic Gondola in Christchurch to enjoy the panoramic...

Full-Day Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

10 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $258.53

Take a scenic journey over the Canterbury Plains and spend the day taking in the best of Kaikoura...

Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

5 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $173.59

Experience the south pole at the acclaimed International Antarctic Centre and ride on the Hagglund...

Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Avon River Punting

9 hours
FROM USD $14.77

Explore the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch to see New Zealand’s variety of flowers and plants...

Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing

2 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $96.02

Visit the Nga Hau E Wha National Marae for an evening of traditional Maori cultural performances...

Christchurch Three Must See Attractions

6 hours
FROM USD $121.88

Cover the best three things to do in Christchurch in one day with admission to the Air Force Museum,...

Willowbank Dinner and Maori Concert

4 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $173.57

Immerse yourself in the nature and culture of New Zealand with a guided tour of the Willowbank...

New Zealand Day Tours and Excursions

Get out and explore mountains, fiords and lakes, step into a real life Hobbit movie or taste some of New Zealand's finest wines.