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Canterbury Trails focuses on small group guided tours of the South Island. We offer day tours from Christchuch to Akaroa NZ, Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine train and Kaikoura Whale Watching. In addition we offer a 9 day Wilderness South Expedition...more
| Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-384 6148
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were collected early by George who drove us to the station, collected our tickets and escorted us onto the train. Train journy was comfortable with good commentary through the scenic mountains. Disembarked at Arthur’s Pass to be driven back to Christchurch by a very...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a fabulous day visiting Arthur's Pass and especially want to thank our guide George Moran for his special knowledge of the area and his insights about New Zealand geographic and cultural history. Martha and Neal C.

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IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very lucky to have George on the team. He is particularly passionate about the Arthurs Pass area. Pleased to hear you had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day trip to Akaroa. There were 6 of us and our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Peter. The scenery was breathtaking, the boat trip on the harbor to see dolphins and penguins was lots of fun, lunch was delicious, and the...More

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IreneH2162, General Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Peter also enjoyed showing you around our special part of the world.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tia took excellent care of us. She explained the outing and made sure we had what we needed at every step. We especially loved the hike at Arthur’s Pass, through the forest. Oh, the stairs!

Thank Mary B
IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. A big thank you from Tia also. The steps do make for a great work out! Safe travels.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you are in NZ South Island one I thing is for sure.... travel across the unique Arthur’s Pass. It’s a journey you will never forget.

Thank john p
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful day with our personal guide Fiona. She picked us up at our hotel in Christchurch to take us up to Kiakoura. Fiona was really good at catering to our interests and tailored our non-boating activities to those interests....More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This train trip is just breath taking! I went in November and the landscape was astonishing. Looking forward to repeat the experience over winter months when hopefully all mountains will be covered with snow.

Thank Celia I
Reviewed 30 July 2018

From the moment Tia picked us up in Christchurch until she dropped us off it was a fantastic day. Tia is very knowledgeable about and has a great love for her homeland. She made us feel special all day and made the day very enjoyable....More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We really loved this tour! Our guide Tia was amazing from the start. We loved the train ride and the walk through the forest and then castle rocks was incredible. We even got to see thanks to Tia a kea family! Would recommend this company...More

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Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The train trip views were great, but nothing compared to the 45-60 minute hikes she took us on. Tia is a knowledgeable guide. Passionate about New Zealand, plants, history and the environment. Lunch was charming, and she had tea and brownies as a snack. We...More

Thank Marijo R
Irene H, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. Tia really enjoyed spending the day with you too.

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