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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

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US$ 97.39
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    What to Expect
    Start your shore excursion with convenient pickup at the Akaroa cruise port, where your knowledgeable guide departs for the nearby city of Christchurch. You’ll follow a scenic route along the Banks Peninsula, a volcanic region situated on the east coast of the South Island. 

    On arrival in ‘The Garden City,’ soak up the highlights of New Zealand's second-largest city during a guided tour. Walk through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens; see the Museum and Art Centre, Avon River and the Bridge of Remembrance; and learn about recovery efforts after the 2011 earthquake destroyed much of the city center.

    Then set out into the Canterbury Plains, traveling just 30 minutes from Christchurch into the heart of sheep-farming country. You’ll visit a working sheep farm, set in a bucolic locale. Admire the sheep dogs rounding up the flock, then pet the sheep and watch a sheep-shearing demonstration — you can even try your hand at it, if you wish. 

    Enjoy afternoon tea before your tour ends at the cruise port to meet your ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Akaroa Dolphins | Harbour Nature Cruises, Main Wharf (Entrance, Canterbury 7520, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Sheep shearing demonstration
    • Afternoon tea
    • Local guide
    • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
    • Entry/Admission - Coombe Farm
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 February 2019

    The best part of this tour was the sheep farm. The people who run the farm are lovely, and gave us an excellent overview of the what it takes to run a sheep farm. As well, the tea and scones were delicious and the owners...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

    Thanks for the positive review regarding our drivers and the farm. We are very proud of our knowledgeable drivers and Hugh & Katherine have never disappointed their guests at the sheep farm. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the drivers/owners. As...More

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