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Discovery Travel Day Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8262
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Very good but needs a little improvement

This was one pretty good tour. We had a wonderful time at Arthur’s pass and the Mt.Cook, the guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
luka b
via mobile
Great day out!!!

We booked a private mini bus day tour for our party of 14 - 6 adults and 8 kids/teens. John... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa, Waipara wineries, Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, and Hanmer Springs, giving you a very personalized tour. Cruise ship tours from Akaroa are also available. Activities such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, TranzAlpine Train, thermal pools, spa treatments, jet boating, and wine tastings are all on offer. Private charters for 2 people to 200 people are also available.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8262

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one pretty good tour. We had a wonderful time at Arthur’s pass and the Mt.Cook, the guide drove us nice and smoothly but he didn’t really knew enough about the attractions, he was also a little bit confused when we asked him something,...More

Thank luka b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a private mini bus day tour for our party of 14 - 6 adults and 8 kids/teens. John Crawford was our driver and he was fantastic -very personable, informative and he provided a very interesting commentary along the way. We stopped many times...More

Thank pryan6666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver John picked us up punctually just before 11 and drove us to 3 wineries. The first and the last were small and family run. Terrace Edge (first) started growing olives and sells olive oil as well as wines, and is perched above a...More

Thank JCA1954
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We spent a terrific day with John in the Waipara Valley tasting wine and having lunch. The four wineries we visited were very accommodating, informative and really made sure we understood the wine they produced. John looked after us well and we had great discussions...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A awesome day visiting Waipara winery's. Dennis from Waipara Hills was fantastic! Very knowledgeable friendly and entertaining. Our Driver John was also very accommodating and friendly. Unfortunately after 11 of us paid our $95 each we were informed by Discovery Travel that if our group...More

Thank MareaMM
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Our guide John is the best guide/driver in NZ. His car is stocked with amenities that is extremely convenient for us especially during long drives. His choice of coffee stops are great as well. The tour was customised entirely to our liking, and John always...More

Thank Tungky
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had a private tour of two couples and our excellent tour guide, John. We started out in Akaroa with a general tour of the area and then started over the hills to Christchurch. Stunning scenery and excellent narrative by John. We had a nice...More

Thank Roy B
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We arranged a private tour of Akaroa (including Banks Peninsula) for my wife and me from Discovery Travel on Waihangi Day (Feb. 6, a public holiday in New Zealand). John Carter picked us up in a Toytota Highlander at 8:45 am from the Strathern Motor...More

Thank Silverstreak46
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We used Discovery Travel for a full day private tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook. We found them a very professional & reliable company. It was a long day trip and John the Owner/Driver provided an excellent service in a very comfortable vehicle. Coffee was...More

Thank thebankses
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were a mixed group of 11 friends and family ranging in age from teenagers to grandparents arriving in Akaroa on a cruise ship looking for a private tour to suit our needs rather than a big bus group tour. After researching the web and...More

Thank SparkyMax50
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1 September 2016|
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Response from LosAngelesCarol | Reviewed this property |
I am a traveler like you so you will need to ask Discovery Travel Day Tours your question.
Carol M
20 January 2015|
Response from chrisnsuzanne | Reviewed this property |
The tour with Discovery Travel to Christchurch starts and ends at the port of Akaroa (note this is quite often a tender port so allow lots of time to get off the ship to shore). Christchurch is about a 1.5 to 2 hour drive... More