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Canterbury Trails – Your New Zealand Tour Guides

Irene & Chris - Canterbury Trails

Our Profile

Introducing Irene Hayward and Chris Platt, owners of Canterbury Trails. Having returned to New Zealand after three and half years of living aboard and sailing their yacht “Cuttyhunk” back from Europe they wanted to stay connected to fellow travellers. The decision to purchase Canterbury Trails offered that opportunity even though that travel is now land based. With expert guidance from John and Sally the transference of ownership has been achieved and with John continuing to guide and mentor the transition has been a smooth one.

Irene and Chris are both passionate about New Zealand, especially Christchurch and the South Island. Christchurch is proving to be an exciting place to return to as the city enters the rebuilding phase, with a new energy and vibrancy apparent. They are keen to embrace the philosophies that Canterbury Trails stands for and are looking forward to sharing experiences both old and new with overseas visitors. Having been in business together for over 20 years they have the experience and knowledge to maintain the hands on approach for creating personal itineraries. They will Guide you properly, so your adventure unfolds at your pace.

Our History

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