Arrive into Christchurch
Choose through us how you arrive into Christchurch whether it is by air or land. We will ensure your travel preferences are in keeping with the arrangements we have made for you and we will make it easy to maximise the experiences you have chosen through us.
Our very special, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable host, local Geoff will be there to greet you personally and ensure your arrival runs to perfection. No delays in luggage or check-ins, everything is designed to run smoothly for you to maximise your journey with us.
As your luggage is stowed for you, sit back and relax and enjoy your private and very informative exploration around Christchurch with someone who can treat you to the “real” knowledge, the “real” stories, and the “real tips” on ensuring you know the Christchurch today, yesterday and through history.
Imagine after learning such interesting facts, arriving at your perfect evening retreat so you can freshen whilst Geoff arranges to have you taken and returned safely to your evening eatery when you are ready. Geoff as your personal concierge will have ensured the best table at the best place to dine all set up around his great knowledge of the local eateries and your favourites when it comes to cuisine.
Dine in the heart of the garden city and enjoy your company with each other before being returned to your gorgeous overnight escape with plenty of time to enjoy a great evening, a nightcap, and a perfect night’s sleep.
Day 2. Leave Christchurch for your day of adventure and relaxation all wrapped up together in a sumptuous experience
Arise to a new morning with a gorgeous breakfast and enjoy a morning of peace, tranquillity, and service.
When you are ready, begin the next part of your adventure by popping into either your own car or the specially arranged car we have arranged outside from us so that you can self-drive the route we have specially designed to take in the 2 hour 30 minute scenic drive to Kaikoura.
Travel by road to North Canterbury enjoying the rolling scenic farmland spanning a colossal 200km from North to South and 70km from East to West.
Our first stop is the village of Cheviot (also a breed of sheep) between Amberley and Kaikoura, the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and sip on a freshly made coffee. May we suggest you take a short ‘tiki-tour’ to the scenic drive to Gore Bay to discover a hidden coastal gem? You’ll thank us later!
Descending the Hundalee hills, view the spectacular coastline (South Pacific Ocean). Enjoy a Peninsula nature walk spotting New Zealand Fur seals, maybe an Albatross, and other coastal wildlife to South bay or challenge yourself to swimming with playful Dusky dolphins. Visit a local Irish pub on an ex dairy farm (professional host Geoff is personal friends of the owner, Murray – a true Irish character!)
As you head into Kaikoura enjoy a leisurely stroll around this vibrant tourist town’s main street popping into cafes, and arts & craft shops. Stop for lunch at your discretion at one of the many gorgeous restaurants and eateries in the town centre or for those who are crayfish lovers, may we suggest on a non-rainy day, taking a short and scenic 20-minute drive to Nins Bins to experience the freshest crayfish lobster you’ll ever taste overlooking the Pacific Ocean where it is freshly caught and served. A real dock to dish experience.
Choose from either Swimming with Dolphins or enjoy Kaikoura’s Whale Watch Tour, a breath-taking marine experience seeing Sperm Whales in their natural habitat from the comfort of a well – equipped and extremely comfortable boat.
Dine tonight at your evening accommodation and be treated to a chef cooked 3 course meal with views of the Kaikoura Ranges that simply must be seen for themselves. We know you’ll have a brilliant evening in one of the most scenic settings.
Day 3. Christchurch Return
Awaken to a stunning and luxurious breakfast – just because you deserve it!
Now, depending on your time of leaving for Christchurch will determine what other wonderful activities could be added into your day to maximise your time away. Do ask us about the onsite activities of you luxury accommodation, or perhaps you fancy a round of golf or fresh early morning surf at the popular Mangamaunu beach, the list is endless and of course we can make the most amazing little coffee shops and lunch venues serve you the most incredible food en route as you road trip back to Christchurch.
This the perfect three day – two-night getaway in which you will not only know Christchurch much more intimately, but you will have been able to take our level of experience, networks, and hosting skills and incorporate the same into a journey like no other. Of course, your experience with us does not have to end there!
Extend your journey through us by visiting other destinations including Maruia, Akaroa, Arthurs Pass and Mt Cook / Aoraki for the best way of maximising your time in the South Island. We can customise any journey to suit you by tailoring length of time and location, departing Auckland, Christchurch, or Queenstown.
We can’t wait to see you there!