Shore Excursions In New Zealand
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: CHRISTCHURCH CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Join this small-group city tour of Christchurch, known as the ‘Garden City’. Departing from Akaroa, arrive in Christchurch, view the sights and experience one of the famous activities, the City Tram, punting on the Avon, or the Botanic Gardens tour. Or just take a leisurely stroll through the Garden City.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: SMALL GROUP WILDLIFE AND SEA KAYAKING SAFARI
While you’re in port in Akaroa, explore the region’s volcanic basin waters on this 3-hour small-group wildlife and sea-kayaking safari.
Paddle along the coastline by kayak with a guide, and keep watch over the waves and skies for sightings of native New Zealand animal and bird life. Pause for a snack break on a nearby beach, and enjoy a little free time to explore, swim, or soak up the rays at your leisure. You’ll get personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to a maximum of 12 people.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: SCENIC CRUISER SEA KAYAKING SAFARI
The Sunrise Wildlife Safari is a great way to spend your time ashore! This is a once in a lifetime chance to paddle in an extinct volcano basin.
Take in some breath-taking scenery and experience close encounters with some of the most endangered marine life on the planet including Hector Dolphins, penguins, and the Orca whales located in Akaroa Harbour during their most active time of the day, 80 minutes from Christchurch. Your safari includes a break at remote a beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy a snack and explore.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: BANKS PENINSULA, CHRISTCHURCH CITY AND JET BOAT RIDE ON WAIMAK RIVER
See the sights of Christchurch, then experience one of the adrenaline-charged adventures New Zealand is famous for on a wild jet-boating ride on the Waimak River. Combining the grand urban architecture of Christchurch and the exhilarating experience of jet-boating, you’ll see both sides of New Zealand on this city and river shore excursion.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: BANKS PENINSULA, CHRISTCHURCH CITY TOUR AND THE INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE
Experience the grand architecture and beautiful gardens of Christchurch when your ship is in port in Akaroa. Your shore excursion from Akaroa port also includes a scenic trip through the Banks Peninsula and entry to the most popular attraction in Christchurch, the International Antarctic Centre.
See the Snow and Ice Experience, Blue Penguin Encounter, and ride in an all-terrain Hagglund vehicle.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: BANKS PENINSULA, CHRISTCHURCH CITY TOUR AND WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE
See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is in Akaroa port, and explore the city on a comprehensive tour.
Your Akaroa shore excursion also includes a trip through the beautiful Banks Peninsula and a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. You’ll meet the elusive kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird, along with exotic visitors including deer, wallabies, otters, gibbons and lemurs.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: BANKS PENINSULA AND CHRISTCHURCH CITY SIGHTS
While your ship is in port in Akaroa Harbour, take a shore excursion to tour the scenic Banks Peninsula and visit the city of Christchurch. You’ll see how Christchurch is emerging from the devastation of the 2011 earthquake, take a stroll through the city’s beautiful botanic gardens and admire New Zealand’s magnificent scenery.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: SWIM WITH DOLPHINS IN AKAROA HARBOUR
When your ship docks in Akaroa, take this opportunity to have a swim with the world’s smallest, rarest, friendliest dolphins – Hector’s dolphins. Akaroa’s beautiful sheltered harbour is the only place on the planet where you can go swimming with wild Hector’s dolphins, also known as the New Zealand dolphin. With a maximum of 12 participants, you’ll have a fun day.
AKAROA SHORE EXCURSION: AKAROA HARBOUR NATURE CRUISE
After your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a nature cruise in the harbour to spot dolphins and admire the stunning New Zealand scenery. Look out for New Zealand’s friendly Hector’s dolphins, the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins, and bring your camera along on your excursion to photograph soaring volcanic cliffs, secluded sea caves and tropical palm trees.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: CITY HIGHLIGHTS SMALL GROUP TOUR
Make the most of your time on this 5.5-hour highlights small-group, guided tour. You will see and learn more about the city of Wellington, and be taken to places the coach tours cannot reach. You’ll also have some free time in town, and transfer back to the ship if you wish.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE CITY SCENIC TOUR
This private, customisable tour is the perfect way to see Wellington while your ship is docked. With the options to decide where you go, where you stop, and for how long you spend at each location.
You can even decide the duration of the entire tour. You are sure to get the most out of the wonderful city of Wellington. You will have up to 8 hours available for the tour. Port pickup and drop-off available for up to 9 people.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Take in the sights of Wellington while your cruise ship is in port, and discover one of the world’s most charming capital cities. See where New Zealand’s political leaders rule the country, and visit the Gothic Revival Old St Paul’s Cathedral and other architectural landmarks. Take in views of Wellington from above on a visit to the summit of Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on Wellington’s iconic cable car.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: RIMUTAKA RAIL TRAIL BIKE TOUR
A fully guided half-day ride with an adventurous edge. This tour will suit most levels of rider experience. We will ride approximately 20 KM along the beautiful Rimutaka Rail Trail. Take in the stunning scenery of this special location.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: WINES OF WAIRARAPA BY BIKE
A local’s guide to the Martinborough wine scene, the best wine, the best food and the most fun. Enjoy a leisurely bike (or rickshaw!) ride through the scenic Martinborough Wine Village.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE SMALL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
This private shore excursion from your cruise ships arrival into the Port of Wellington is a 6-8 hour Wellington photography tour and workshop with award-winning photographer Richard Young. On this workshop, you’ll learn how to shoot dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscape photographs, plus forest and river photography.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: SMALL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
Enjoy a 6-hour small group shore excursion from your cruise ship’s arrival into the Port of Wellington. This is a photography tour and workshop with award-winning photographer Richard Young. On this workshop, learn how to shoot Wellington’s dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscapes, as well as forest and river photography.
WELLINGTON SHORE EXCURSION: CRAFT BEER PRIVATE TOUR
Spend a relaxing day in the company of craft beer masters on this full-day private craft beer tour from your cruise ships arrival in Wellington.
On this informative and fun private tour you will visit the breweries that have made Wellington the craft beer capital of New Zealand. After a “behind the scenes’ tour of the Kereru Brewery, you will lunch at Art of Pizza, famous for their New York style pizzas, with Kereru craft beer on tap for the perfect match. Enjoy an afternoon visiting four more craft beer breweries before you return to your cruise ship in Wellington or to a craft beer bar of choice.
NAPIER SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR
The tour travels through Napier’s Art Deco CBD in a premium SUV, see the iconic National Tobacco building and the Ahuriri marina. At the highly acclaimed Mission Estate restaurant you will enjoy a 2 course a la carte luncheon with an accompanying glass of wine and go on a brief, but interesting tour of historic Mission Estate Seminary building.
Travel through orchards and vineyards to the scenic Esk valley, here you will visit the Spanish Mission Esk Valley Memorial Church. Refreshments are served at a private viewing platform 650 feet (202 metres) above sea level). Return to Napier and drive up Seapoint Road past some of the grand old villas there and stop at the Bluff Hill lookout to view your ship berthed in the port below.
The tour ends at the Napier i-Site, the departure point for the free shuttle back to your cruise ship.
NAPIER SHORE EXCURSION: HALF DAY HAWKES BAY AND NAPIER TOUR
Enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour of this very unique part of New Zealand. Drive through river valleys, to the highest drive-able lookout point in the region.
Drive through Sheep, Cattle and Deer farming areas. See Orchards, Vineyards, Market Gardens, stopping frequently for photographs as you travel. Finally learn the history of Napier and discover Napier’s Art Deco delights. This is a small-group tour limited to 20 people for personal service.
NAPIER SHORE EXCURSION: HIGHLIGHTS OF NAPIER
Looking for an exciting shore excursion in Napier? Look no more! Join this tour for exciting activities and sites such as Napier Art Deco highlights, Ahuriri Marina, the scenic Esk Valley and exclusive panoramic viewing platform at Seafield farms, and Napier’s Bluff Hill lookout overlooking your cruise ship from above. Don’t miss out on this wonderfully relaxing guided shore excursion.
NAPIER SHORE EXCURSION: ART DECO TOUR WITH WINE AND BEER TASTING
This 4.0 to 4.5 hour shore excursion covers everything the region is famous for – Napier’s Art Deco, and Hawkes Bay Wines! You will visit two famous Wineries and an Ale House, and discover why Napier is the Art Deco Capital of the World.
NAPIER SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE NAPIER HIGHLIGHTS TOUR IN A VINTAGE CAR
Take a 3-hour private tour of Napier in a vintage car after your cruise ship’s arrival in the Port of Napier.
See the Art Deco architecture and other highlights while a chauffeur drives a beautifully restored vehicle around town.
Your driver-guide will help you plan your day on arrival so you can customise a personal itinerary. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle.