Christchurch Wonders and Wildlife

Price: $119.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5-minute shuttle is required to reach your departure location. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Restrictions This tour can accommodate folding wheelchairs, however, all guests must be able to board the tour vehicle without assistance.

Christchurch Wonders and Wildlife from Lyttleton New Zealand

Embark on a captivating journey as you depart from Lyttelton, venturing through the inner bays of Lyttelton Harbour to reach the Sign of the Takahe. This enchanting Scottish-like castle boasts a viewing platform that treats you to breathtaking panoramas of Christchurch City, Pegasus Bay, the vast Canterbury Plains, and the majestic Southern Alps. Your next stop is the splendid Mona Vale, a stately home surrounded by magnificent grounds and gardens, inviting you to explore its elegance.

Continue your expedition into the heart of Christchurch, a city profoundly impacted by the devastating earthquakes in February 2011. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the city's history and the profound effects of the earthquake, allowing you to witness firsthand the destructive forces of nature and the ongoing rebuilding efforts. Enjoy some free time in the central city, perfect for capturing memorable photos and indulging in a satisfying lunch.

The adventure continues with a visit to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, where a guided tour awaits you. Immerse yourself in a captivating exploration of New Zealand's unique native wildlife and flora, showcasing some of the country's most endangered species, including the iconic kiwi. Gain valuable insights into conservation efforts to protect these remarkable creatures. Conclude your journey as you're transported back to your cruise ship in Lyttelton, enriched with unforgettable experiences and a deeper understanding of this remarkable region.