3 nights The George Christchurch; Premium Executive Room
Akaroa full day tour
Visit the beautiful unspoiled old French whaling depot of Akaroa. In the afternoon enjoy the Akaroa Harbour Cruise on the Canterbury Cat with beautiful sea views. Alternatively simply explore and enjoy the charm and serenity of Akaroa. ITINERARY : Travel to Akaroa via Sign of Takahe, Sign of Kiwi, Governors Bay, Gebbies Pass, Lake Forsyth and Little River. Stop at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Harbour. Visit the Cheese Factory at Barry’s Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese. Enjoy a 2 hour cruise on the Canterbury Cat exploring the delights of Akaroa Harbour and possible sightings of dolphins, penguins and seals. On the return journey to Christchurch a stop will be made at Birdling Flat on the Kaioirete Spit. This stony beach at the entrance to Lake Forsyth provides a commanding view of the southern facing cliffs of Banks Peninsula. An interesting selection of pebbles and semi-precious stones can be found on the beach.
Kaikoura Whale Watching Tour
Spend your day getting close to nature. Travel by road or train through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural pastoral scenes, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. On your arrival in Kaikoura you will be transferred to a whale watch tour. In the afternoon you will visit a seal colony where fur seals may may be viewed at close quarters. On your return to Christchurch a stop will be made at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure.
Private car transfers between airport and hotel