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Half Day Scenic Tours

For when you're short on time


Our Half Day Canterbury Tours are between four and five hours duration, ex Christchurch and return. We have morning (8:00am) or afternoon (1:00pm) departures that run on demand. These tours are great for those short on time.

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, 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 that cover farms, mountains, oceans, history, and harbour fronts, the variety of tours means we have something for just about everyone

Priced From: $122.50 per person; Duration: 4-5 Hours; Max of 6 guests.

Isolated in Canterbury

Lees Valley

Isolated from the wider Canterbury community, Lees Valley is a hidden farming community right on the edges of the Southern Alps, where the only access is via a narrow, twisting gravel road that barely clings to the hillside

Higher and Closer than Arthurs Pass

Porters Pass

At a little over 930m this is the highest point on SH 73, which links Canterbury to the West Coast, even higher than the better know Arthurs Pass! An added bonus is Lake Lyndon on the other side of the pass

An Extinct Volcanic Caldera

Lyttelton Harbour

For this tour we escape Christchurch city via the famous Lyttelton Tunnel before working our way around the shoreline of the extinct volcano that forms the harbour. We finish up in Camp Bay before retracing our steps, but with a twist

Ocean Beaches and Historic Places

Sumner to Godley Head

Heading South-East out of Christchurch our first stop is on the shores of Ihutai at McCormicks Bay, before heading into Sumner to explore Cave Rock and the local beach. From there, it’s off to historic Godley Head with its expansive views of North Canterbury and the Lyttelton Harbour

Hilltops Views and Ocean Beaches

Dyers Pass to Birdlings Flat

For this one we head up Dyers Pass out of Christchurch to the Sign of the Kiwi Cafe. (Maybe an ice cream stop if they’re open), before making our way slowly along the Summit Road towards Gebbies Pass from where we head for the oceanic beach that is Birdlings Flat