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
"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 "
"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