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ANZCRO (UK) (the Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office) was initially established in 1990, with the UK office having been open since 2001. With our Head Office based in Southport, Australia, and offices in Queenstown New Zealand, & Truro, the company has successfully grown to become one of the largest tour operators to New Zealand, Australia & the South Pacific.   [read more..]


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Akaroa Christchurch Tour inc. Antarctic Centre

Cruise Shore Excursion, Akaroa, New Zealand
Image: Penguin Encounter at the Antarctic Centre, Christchurch
ANZCRO / Akaroa Christchurch Tour inc. Antarctic Centre

Akaroa Christchurch Tour inc. Antarctic Centre


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This tour is designed especially for cruise ship passengers. Departing Akaroa by air conditioned coach mid morning at 10.30am, returning by 4.30pm to ensure you arrive at the cruise ship before departure.

On arriving in Christchurch and following a stop at the botanical gardens join us on a brief sightseeing tour showing city landmarks an the badly earthquake damaged city centre. See for yourself both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.

The tour then moves on to The International Antarctic Centre. This features a recreation of the atmosphere of Antarctica with a snow and ice experience, the blue penguin encounter and an exhilarating Hagglund ride.

The Penguins held here are birds that have been rescued and cared for, some since they were chicks. Due to physical disabilities that have left them defenceless, many of them would not have survived on their own back in the wild.

Tour highlights

  • Akaroa Harbour
  • Banks Peninsula
  • Christchurch’s old CBD and earthquake affected areas
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Antarctic Centre & Hagglund Ride

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Adult: £89
Child (3 – 14 years): £49

Conditions: Prices are per person. Valid for travel until 30 September 2019. Prices were correct at time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Above stated prices include discounts (if applicable). Please enquire for full information.

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