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Christchurch Attractions Tour

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Duration: 8 hours
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$126.12
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  • This package features three top Christchurch attractions
  • Incredible interactive displays at the award-winning International Antarctic Centre
  • Feed and pet adorable animals at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • Hear the story of New Zealand military aviation at the Air Force Museum

Visit three top attractions in Christchurch on this action-packed day tour.

The fun begins with a thrilling Antarctic adventure at the famous International Antarctic Centre. Meet enchanting little blue penguins at the Penguin Encounter and enjoy a ride in an Antarctic vehicle. Brave the mind-numbing chill of a Southern Continent storm. Watch an amazing 3D movie with 4D special effects such as falling snow, water in your face, and wind in your hair.

At the next stop – Willowbank Wildlife Reserve – the weather is a little warmer! Up to 500 fascinating creatures are waiting for you there. Meet New Zealand native birds such as the kiwi and takahe, exotic wildlife such as otters, lemurs and deer, and pet and feed lovable farmyard animals.

Finish the day at the Air Force Museum at Wigram where you’ll find an amazing collection of aircraft and objects from the early days of New Zealand military aviation to the present.

Itinerary

For your Christchurch Attractions Tour you will be picked up from your hotel at around 0900h (09:00am) and will travel in a comfortable coach.

The tour takes you to three of Christchurch’s top attractions. First stop is the International Antarctic Centre, a winner of the New Zealand Tourism Board's award for 'Best Visitor Attraction'.

The Centre recreates the atmosphere of Antarctica providing an interactive experience of the Southern Continent. This includes: the indoor Snow & Ice Experience; the Penguin Encounter which is New Zealand's first combined indoor/outdoor penguin viewing area featuring little blue penguins; and an exhilarating outdoor adventure ride in the Hagglund, a genuine Antarctic all-terrain vehicle.

You can also experience a 3D movie, with 4D special effects including falling snow, water in your face, wind in your hair, low fog in the theatre, smell, seat vibration and sudden drops, leg tickers, dramatic lighting and much more!

Your tour then moves on to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve where you meet a large variety of bird and animal life. Meet creatures unique to New Zealand like the kiwi, kea (a mountain parrot), tuatara (a reptile), long-finned eels and takahe (the world’s largest species of rail). You will also see introduced animals like deer, ring-tailed lemurs, possums and Asian small-clawed otters, as well as domestic animals like goats, llamas and bantams. You can enjoy feeding and petting animals throughout the reserve and also experience fascinating aspects of Maori culture.

After Willowbank, the tour heads to the Air Force Museum at Wigram, New Zealand's original Air Force base. The Museum’s role is to preserve and present the history of New Zealand’s military aviation through its collection. It has 28 fully restored aircraft together with newly refurbished static and interactive displays.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Children 0-2 years free of charge if not occupying a seat.
This tour need minimum 2 clients to run if minimum requirement is not met either full refund would be provided or alternate day would be allocated.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a coach
  • English-speaking driver/ guide
  • Admission to International Antarctic Centre
  • Admission to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • Admission to the Air Force Museum at Wigram
Exclusions
  • Meals
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Daily
Duration
8 hours
Start time
0900h (09:00am)
Meeting point
Your hotel in Christchurch city.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Ending point
You will be dropped back at your hotel in Christchurch.
Sale price
$123.23
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Dos & Don'ts
The Snow & Ice Experience at the International Antarctic Centre can be chilly so you are advised not to wear shorts or short skirts. Don’t forget the camera

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