Pick up off Cruise ship in Akaroa, scenic drive, city tour, lunch, wine tasting and return to Akaroa.
During the day we will head to the Port Hills which overlook Christchurch and present stunning views of the city, Canterbury Plains, Lyttelton Harbour and the distant Southern Alps. Once into the city we stop at the River precinct, Cathedral Square, Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral and the Botanic Gardens. After lunch if time permits we will visit a winery for tastings which will demonstrate why New Zealand’s wine and its makers are so highly regarded around the world. Canterbury also prides itself in being serious about food and promoting local produce.
The time required to drive from Akaroa to Christchurch takes 1.5 hours and we plan to return you to Akaroa by 4.30pm, this will give you the opportunity for some local shopping before returning to your ship.
Please note the order of activities will be dependent on pick up/drop off points and weather