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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Christchurch
  4. Day Trips

Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sights & Sheep Farm

Product ID: 205650
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A shore excursion that combines a working sheep farm visit with dog mustering, sheep shearing and morning or afternoon tea with a sightseeing tour of Christchurch examining the damage from the 2011 earthquake and stops at key destinations around the city.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a guided sightseeing tour through Christchurch city highlighting the 2011 Earthquake damage, rebuild efforts and existing landmarks
  • Have the opportunity to explore at the picture-esque Botanical Gardens and the historic Mona Vale in Christchurch
  • Enjoy plenty of great photo opportunities throughout your excursion
  • Visit a working sheep farm set in a tranquil location
  • Watch sheepdogs at work, a sheep shearing demonstration, and enjoy some morning or afternoon tea
Full description
Experience rural New Zealand on this shore excursion. Visit a working sheep farm and watch the sheepdogs round up the sheep ready to shear, with morning or afternoon tea in the woolshed. You will learn about the different sheep breeds and their wool and how the wool is packed and graded. You will also enjoy some fine home baking.

On your return to Christchurch you will be given a brief tour of the city center - once with its historic buildings and architecture - now heavily destroyed and badly damaged by the Earthquake hitting the city in February 2011. With the rebuild underway, you will be able to see the cities new architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic viewpoints on this half-day city tour. Wander the Monavale Gardens with its pretty ponds and water features, visit the botanical gardens in the central city and the seaside suburb of Sumner. Travel to the Sign of the Takahe to admire the spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps.
Includes
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fee for the sheep farm
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (unless specified i.e. morning/afternoon tea)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Lyttelton Port. Meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

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Important information
Know before you go
• At the time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
• All tours are designed to meet the cruise ship's arrival and departure times, but if you are not returned to your ship prior to its departure, the local operator guarantees to get you to the next port of call
• Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
• New Zealand weather can be very changeable - please bring warm clothing that you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended