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History of Canterbury Trails

Canterbury Trails History

The ‘ Canterbury Trails ‘ name is near 25 years old. Though from those humble, albeit bare bones beginnings, the Canterbury Trails brand of today, has morphed into an internationally renowned, boutique ” personally guided tours ” company.

February 2010, saw a very basic operation take a massive leap forward, when it was purchased by professional tour operators, Sally and John Holton from the UK.

Despite a short term dip in visitors to Christchurch following the devastating earthquakes of the last decade,  Canterbury Trails has continued to evolve. The biggest growth spurt evident in 2013, when current owners Irene Hayward and Chris Platt acquired the business. Their mantra, ” Canterbury Trails doesn’t just pick up and drop off, it makes the ‘ in between ‘ a journey to remember “.

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