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Some of our client testimonials...


"I loved ALL the tours I booked with you - Hole In Rock - Bay of Islands, Hobitton Movie Set - Tauranga, Christchurch Sightseeing and Taieri Gorge and Dunedin sightseeing. These tours were all excellent as were Tour guides and I would highly recommend to any one who was doing a Cruise in NZ. If I decide to cruise NZ again in future will get back to you as prices were such good value compared to ships shore excursions."

"Thank you for our experience on your Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River. I truly had an amazing day as did the other 7 adults that travelled on the tour with me. I was very impressed with the level of service that was received by all and the tour/sightseeing itself was certainly a must-do. I will be recommending your services in the future "
Charissa H

"I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did arranging our tours... When we arranged the tours we had no idea what to expect. But both tours were exactly the way we like to travel and were better than we could ever imagine. You all took such good care of us and we thank you again for arranging our trip. I am an avid user of TripAdvisor and please be assured that I will write a glowing review of Canterbury Leisure Tours. Thanks again and our best to you all."
Jon and Karen S.

"On 24th December 2012, we arrived at Akaroa on the MS Oosterdam and were booked on the Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour. We were a little apprehensive about this tour and how it would turn out as it was not affiliated with Holland America and was booked direct by our AAA agent. It turned out to be the best tour that we took on this cruise. It far surpassed any of the Holland America tours that we booked.

In Akaroa we were told that we would be driving with Kevin. Kevin was very knowledgeable about the geography and history of the Banks Peninsula. In Christchurch, we switched over to Ross. He took us all over Christchurch and we were able to see so much of the devastation that was caused by the earthquakes. Later at Manderley Farm we also had a great time with Ross, the owner of the farm, his sheep dogs and the sheep. This tour encompasses 3 separate tours offered by Holland America for only about $20 more than the cost of one of Holland Americas tours and yet it was the best one we took. We had a great time and lots of wonderful memories and photos. Thanks a lot Kevin and Ross"
Pat V. U.S.A.

I was part of a group of 6 who went on this tour and it was fantastic. The tour company were extremely efficient from the moment we stepped off the cruise, to making sure we were back on board in time. The drive from Akaroa to Christchurch was spectacular. One of the most picteresque drives Ive seen. We arrived in Christchurch and had a little stop in town for refreshments. We continued with our guide who took us on a short tour around Christchurch. Our guides local knowledge was commendable, humorous and very interesting. We were then dropped off for our jet boating adventure on Waimak River. We jet boated over the crystal clear waters weaving in and out of some pretty hairy obstacles. I was amazed to see such control over such a speedy vessel. Our jet boating guide was very friendly and truly gave us a ride of our lives.

After clutching the front of our seats for over 30 minutes we were then transported back to Akaroa, through the windy hills of Banks Peninsula with enough time to enjoy the local shops/market, test the pleasant sea water and enjoy a famous New Zealand icecream. I would definetly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Akaroa or anyone participating in a shore excursion. It was fantastic as we had time to take in the beauty of Akoroa village, experience the amazing Banks Peninsula, see the city of Christchurch and participate in high speed jetboating on the Waimak River all in one day. Definetly a memorable and worthwhile experience.