About Us

Canterbury Trails

About Us

Irene Hayward and Chris Platt, are the owners of Canterbury Trails. Their decision to purchase Canterbury Trails in the past decade, came on the back of worldwide travel in their cruising yacht ” Cuttyhunk “. On returning to New Zealand, they realised how much they appreciated the personal touch to travelling. Irene and Chris are both passionate about New Zealand, especially Christchurch and the South Island. They’re keen to build a philosophy of ‘doing more than just pick up and delivery, we focus on making the in between a journey to remember ‘.From those first trips in an old van, to a bespoke fully appointed luxury vehicle fleet, modern day Canterbury Trails is the perfect option for your one day and longer trips, around Christchurch, Canterbury, the South Island and beyond.

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What our guests say

Excellent trip with a great guide, loved the NZ information

Adrienne UK
Adrienne UK

So much fun! Peter gave us lots of good stories and commentary, loved the personal touches, best tour we’ve been on

Randy & Katie
Randy & KatieUSA

“I thoroughly enjoyed my day exploring Arthurs Pass. I learned so much about the area, thank you for a great day”

Jamie – USA
Jamie USA