Christchurch On Your Own


Explore independently while enjoying the convenience of pre-arranged transportation between your ship and Christchurch. You'll set the pace and choose the places you want to see with ample time to wander from one intriguing landmark to another. At the time specified by your driver/guide, the motorcoach will depart from the same point for the return drive to Akaroa and your waiting ship. Your motorcoach departs Akaroa and travels around the small bays around the harbour, up to the Hilltop and then passing the township of Little River and Tai Tapu, heading to Christchurch City. Your tour driver will give you a brief orientation and point out the places of interest that you might like to visit during your time in the city. Begin your adventure near the Christchurch visitor information centre. Places of interest include the Canterbury Museum; punting on the Avon River; the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park and the Cashel Street Mall shopping precinct with the iconic Ballantynes department store. Please be mindful that this excursion is non-guided and is exclusive of lunch and entrance fees. Local currency will be required for entrance to some attractions and lunch, you should plan to either exchange your money onboard the ship, at a currency exchange in the Cashel Street Mall or at a currency exchange in the previous port.
  • Tour Code

    AK1045

  • Location

    Akaroa

  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types

    Sightseeing

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Low

  • Price

    Adult from $95.99
    Children (12 & under) from $85.99


Photography

Great images to be captured along the way.

Refreshments

The majority of shops in Christchurch are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Special Notes

The drive between Akaroa and Christchurch is approximately 90 minutes each way, subject to traffic conditions. Please be mindful that this excursion is non-guided and is exclusive of lunch and entrance fees. Local currency will be required for entrance to some attractions and lunch, you should plan to either exchange your money onboard the ship or at a currency exchange in the previous port.

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