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Full Day Scenic Tours

Enjoy the Finer Points of Canterbury


Our Full Day Canterbury Scenic Tours run for up to 14 hours, ex Christchurch and return. Most departures are at either 7:00am or 8:00am on demand. These tours are great for those looking for something to do with a spare day.

Pickup and drop off is provided from most of the major hotels and motels within the Christchurch CBD, or from outside the Canterbury Museum.

Each tour includes snacks, nibbles, beverages, full lunch, airconditioned transport, experienced driver-guide, tailored photography tuition (if required), all activities and fees (as applicable), and of course photogenic scenery galore!

With five different tour options extending into the far reaches of Canterbury and that cover a wide range of scenic locations, the variety of tours means we have something for just about everyone

Priced From: $270.00 per person; Duration: 12-14 hours; Max of 6 guests

Our Premiere Full Day Scenic Tour

Aoraki Mt Cook

Departing Christchurch early morning we travel via the townships of Geraldine, Fairlie, and Lake Tekapo before arriving in Mt Cook in time for lunch. After lunch we explore the area, including the Kea Point or Hooker Lookout track always with the majestic Aoraki / Mt Cook hovering in the background

Ocean Deep and Mountain High


Departing Christchurch early morning we make our way north via the Waipara Valley wine growing area and the township of Cheviot before making our way out to the coast at Oaro. On arrival in Kaikoura we proceed to explore the area, and the possibility of a tour with Kaikoura Whale Watch is sure to appeal

Mountain Vistas, Waterfalls - and Keas

Arthurs Pass

From Christchurch we cross the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps foothills before climbing over Porters Pass and making our way past Lake Lyndon, and Castle Hill before crossing the mighty Waimakariri River as the mountains press ever closer and grow ever bigger. Keep an ear out for the Kea parrots!

Oh-La-La. Welcome to NZ's French Colony


We call it our Full Day Akaroa Tour, but the reality is that it’s more like a Full Day Banks Peninsula Tour that just happens to stop in Akaroa for lunch. Travelling across some of the more twisted roads in the area we visit a few other beaches and bays on our way to Akaroa. Once there we have a couple of options including a nature cruise!

Sparkling Blue Lakes and Narrow Gorges

Lakes and Gorges

Our Lakes and Gorges Tour takes in the amazing views of Lake Coleridge, the Rakaia Gorge, Lake Lyndon, and the Waimakariri Gorge in a South to North safari. Weather and season permitting we travel between Coleridge and Lyndon via a spectacular back-road. But not if the weather’s against us!