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Canterbury Trails - Day Tours

| Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-384 6148
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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 Tour starting in Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown as well as a number of shorter guided trips in the Canterbury Region. We also specialise in putting together tailor made and bespoke tours working with our guests to ensure their interests and 'must see' places are included. See our web site for details.
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“arthur's pass” (39 reviews)
| Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-384 6148
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visitor friend and I booked the day tour to Arthur's Pass. What a great day and what a great driver/guide in Peter. He was informative, interesting, very friendly and helpful. He made suggestions but fell in completely with our needs and wishes. We had...More

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private tour with Tia taking the early morning train at 8.00 am from Christchurch and then spent the whole day with Tia visiting all the sights. It was one the best days of our trip. Tia had surprises for us all day...More

Thank srrjra
Irene-Chris007, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful comment. I know Tia thoroughly enjoyed her day with you too and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to her. Many thanks, Irene

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our trip to Arthur's Pass was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our recent trip to NZ. This was in no small part due to the wonderful guide (Fiona) with us on the tour. The scenery was spectacular and the guide made sure the trip...More

Thank HoleycowCreative
Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

Thank you very much for your great review and you wonderful comments regarding Fiona. I will pass this on to her. It is always welcoming to learn about your experience with us and that you had a great day. Kind regards Irene

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Only one day made available during a business trip to Christchurch. Emailed through the website for a private tour to wine country and city and got a reply by the owner, Irene. Picked up in a brand new Mercedes minivan by Irene herself! This was...More

Thank ToneRock
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Tia exceptional she should be called five star girl.Arthurs Pass was great we saw lots of Kea birds and had some super hikes.our guide Tia was very knowledgeable about all plant live in the surroundings .The Second day was a little bit rainy but we...More

Thank Gregory C
Irene-Chris007, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with Tia. She is passionate and a delight to have as part of our team. I will pass your review on to her. Kind regards, Irene

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The first thing to know about this tour is that the drive to Kaikoura is 2 1/2 hours and there is a 2 1/2 hour return. Travelers who have their own vehicle would save on the cost by driving themselves and just paying for the...More

Thank QueenM
Irene-Chris007, Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Wow thank you for your feedback and for the photos, which are fantastic. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of you trip. Kind regards and safe travels

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

such a perfect day in Akaroa to see dolphins, the tour was perfect and my guide Maria is amazing, very nice and gentle person, and a very good driver.More

Thank Renan C
Irene-Chris007, Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to right a review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed you day. We agree with you, Maria's bubbly & gentle personality makes her a wonderful addition to our team and I will be more than happy...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Day! Peter, our tour guide collected us at our hotel and dropped us at the train station. We saw the gorgeous rivers, mountains and pastures of the Canterbury region while having coffee in our very comfortable train seats. Then Peter met us at the...More

Thank bmorganf
Irene-Chris007, Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you had a great day with Peter and I will definitely pass this on to him. Safe travels.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Started at 7.15 am with the prompt arrival of Peter our guide for the day. He drove us to the Tranzalpine train station & organized our tickets & off we went on a 3 hour train ride in quiet comfort across the Canterbury Plains then...More

Thank Lee P
Irene-Chris007, Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Wow thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your day out with Peter. He is a fantastic guide and is truly passionate about what he does.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We booked a day tour to Akaroa & the Banks Peninsula with Canterbury Trails for a party of 3. We had the pleasure of having John as our guide, who was awesome to spend the day with. He picked us up at our hotel in...More

Thank DeeL007
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