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Canterbury Trails focuses on small group guided tours of the South Island. We offer day tours from Christchuch to Akaroa NZ, Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine train and Kaikoura Whale Watching. In addition we offer a 9 day Wilderness South Expedition...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were picked up promptly from our accommodation, transported to the railway station and escorted to our reserved seats by our courteous guide, Peter. The journey on the TranzAlpine train was comfortable, with a good commentary and amazing views. We were met at Arthur's Pass...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann572014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Note: We took Canterbury Trails' "Akaroa Day Tour With Nature Cruise but were not able to do the nature cruise due to inclement weather -- sleet, hail, high winds, snow, and heavy rain. However, it was still an outstanding day, thanks to New Zealand being...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JohnsonIV
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous tour into the Southern Alps from Christchurch. Our guide Peter met us at our hotel and escorted us onto the train to Arthur's Pass. He explained the day and escorted on to the train in reserved seats on the "good" side of the train....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tedwardslw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tranz-Alpine train and tour with Peter was a great day trip from Christchurch. The tour included the great rail trip, three short hikes, a delicious lunch and photo stops. It was a beautiful area and Peter was a perfect host for our small group of...More

Thank Sylviacourter
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a truly memorable tour. It was well-organized and well-orchestrated. Dave, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and really personalized the experience for us. He went above and beyond to make sure we got a full range of experiences in Arthur’s Pass....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ARH444
IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comment. So pleased to hear you had a lovely day in Arthurs Pass.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tremendous private farm tour and lunch in the historic homestead at Karetu Downs. Karen and Bruce were most gracious hosts, and our guide, having a family connection to the farm, really brought a personal note to the tour. Great fun riding the tracks, shearing the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2collies
IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I remember the day well and the fantastic weather that meant we could see so much of the farm and its surrounds. Irene

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the day tour on Feb 16 with Tia to Akaroa. She's a fantastic guide and we had a wonderful day with many stops, terrific views, an amazing boat ride (saw dolphins swimming along with us!). We had a terrific lunch in Akaroa (fish,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cheryl-and-Rich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our over three week tour of Australia and New Zealand where we experienced a variety of tours operators in both countries, we found that that Canterbury Trails was the absolute best operator in either country. While a huge part of this extremely positive experience...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelinMan1426
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dave Sandford was the greatest tour host. We had arrived from a 15 hour flight and he was able to balance the four hours we had for the tour. We saw the whole city from a mount, visited the beach, had coffee in a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and your wonderful review. I have passed your comments on to Dave, which he appreciated. Enjoy your travels here in NZ.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide George Moran made our trip ! He was Excellent. Very informative and friendly with a GREAT personality. It was like you were traveling with your best friend. He walked us through the train ride met up with us after and took care of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David-MONY
IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased to hear you had a good time with George. We are very lucky to have some great guides working for us. George is particularly passionate about the mountains.

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