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Highlights and Jet Boat

Price: $149.00
Ages 2 and under are free.
This tour operates from September to April.
Highlights and Jet Boat
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Departing from Akaroa, drive through the picturesque Banks Peninsula to Christchurch. You will travel via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.

Arrive at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens where you will have some time to explore. Following this stop, your driver will take you on a brief sightseeing tour highlighting the city landmarks and the city center. This area was badly damaged by two earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, see for yourself both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.

Following your city highlights tour, drive north to the Waimakariri River. On your thrilling 30-minute jet boat ride, your driver will speed and spin in waters that is sometimes only centimeters deep. Experience the excitement of jet boating through shallow, shifting, and ever-changing courses of shingle bottom streams.

You will then return to Akaroa and the pier area on a comfortable and scenic drive where your ship is waiting.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend guests wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing, with layers that may be removed and comfortable, flat-soled walking shoes. We also suggest a hat and sunglasses.
Guests must have mobility in order to be able to get in and out of transportation and the jet boat. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair, however guests should have someone with them to assist.
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