Christchurch Discovery with Flight - Leisure Holidays

Christchurch Discovery with FlightNew Zealand

From RM5,458 / per person for 5 nights
See Christchurch's major sights and attractions

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Summary

Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. 


NOTES:

• Minimum 2 person required for this tour
• Child price: Age 5-14
• Infant price: Age 0-4
• Ground arrangements (transfer/sightseeing tours) are subject to availability at time of booking

Map
Itinerary

Flight

Return air tickets to Christchurch including taxes

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Depart to Christchurch


Day 2 - Arrive Christchurch

Upon arrival at Christchurch, make your own way to the hotel. After check-in free at leisure for the rest of the day. 


Day 3 -  Grand Tour of Christchurch 

See Christchurch in one day on a multi-attraction tour of ‘The Garden City,’ starting with pickup from your hotel by coach. Listen to informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide during the drive to your first activity: a 30-minute boat ride on the tranquil Avon River. 

Begin your Christchurch sightseeing adventure aboard a punt — a classic flat-bottomed boat — which you can share with your companions while a punter in period costume narrates the sights along the shallow waterway. 

Disembark on shore at the 52-acre (21-hectare) Christchurch Botanic Gardens, which you’ll tour by caterpillar, an electric-powered open-air shuttle bus. Snap photos of beautiful glass conservatories that house tropical plants, and hop off for a closer look at the extensive collection of native and exotic plants, including 250 varieties of roses, a medicinal and culinary herb garden, and more. 

Next, your guide takes you to the coastal enclaves of Sumner and Redcliffs, passing the volcanic Cave Rock on Sumner Beach along the way. Then hop inside the Christchurch Gondola for a ride up to the Port Hills. Disembark at the Crater Rim for sweeping views over Christchurch, Lyttelton Harbour (Whakaraupo) and the Southern Alps. 

Enjoy free time here for lunch (own expense), and see an audiovisual display that details the region’s natural and human history. 

Your 5-hour guided tour ends when you board the elegant Christchurch Tram. Say farewell to your guide and embark on a narrated hop-on hop-off tour of the city center via heritage tram. You have the rest of the day to independently explore any of the 17 stops, including the Re:START shopping district — an innovative outdoor mall housed in designer shipping containers.


Day 4 - Lord of the Rings 'Journey to Edoras' Tour from Christchurch

Your The Lord of the Rings day trip to the fictional village of Edoras in New Zealand’s Canterbury Region begins with morning pickup from your hotel. Hop into the 4WD vehicle for a drive west to Mt Sunday, better-known to LOTR fans as Edoras — the capital of Rohan and home to Meduseld, the hall of King Theoden. 

You’ll bump along rocky terrain and traverse narrow streams en route to Edoras. On arrival at the movie site, follow in the footsteps of the noblewoman Eowyn, and stand at the summit for 360-degree views over alpine lakes, mountain peaks and high-country farmland below. 

Your guide shares behind-the-scenes photos of Edoras under construction and points out significant geographical features of Middle-earth, including the Misty Mountains, the river Snowbourn and the valley of Harrowdale against the imposing Helms Deep. Learn why this particular site was selected by director Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch with a glass of sparkling wine, and pose for photos with replica props such as the flag of Rohan, Gimli’s axe, or the sword of Aragorn or King Theoden. Then hop back in your 4WD vehicle for the drive back to your Christchurch hotel, where your Edoras excursion comes to an end.


Day 5 - Free at Leisure

After breakfast, free at leisure to explore Christchurch


Day 6 - Depart Christchurch

After breakfast, free at leisure. Make your own way to the airport for your flight home. 

Accommodation

4 nights hotel accommodation in Christchurch
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