Welcome to our range of exclusive Canterbury and wider South Island small-group tours.
With a range of carefully crafted and curated half-day, full-day, overnight, three day, and multi-day tours, we have something for everyone. Originally designed with the keen photographer in mind, our tours are also emmiently suitable for those who would rather just enjoy the scenery either on foot at each stop, or from our vehicle as we move about the countryside. Of course, we still cater for the photographer as well!
Each tour is designed specifically for small private groups of between two (2) and six (6) guests with one guide, with each tour incorporating everything in the price: All accommodation (where required), meals, transport, professional guide, and more. All our current tours start and finish in Christchurch city with pickup and drop off from some of the major hotels and motels, or from outside the Canterbury Museum. In all cases we ask you to be ready to depart at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time for our half and full day tours, and up to 30 minutes prior to our overnight and longer tours
Many of our tours feature short walks to further expand on the tour and for your added satisfaction and enjoyment. We also have number of optional extras available for purchase on some tours, such as the possibility of a whale-watch tour in Kaikoura, a boat cruise on Akaroa Harbour, scenic helicopter flights in Fiordland, and more.
Please see the relevant section below for more information, including our Virtual Tours at the bottom of the page. See the specific tour calendars aligned to each tour for available dates. Terms, Conditions, and black-out periods apply to all our tours.
Limited Time Promotional Offer:
For a limited time only, book any of our Full Day Scenic Tours (link below) with a group of six people, and only pay for five. Booking period is open from 30th December 2020 until 31st March 2021 for travel between 30th January and 30th June 2021. Use Promo-code FDPT65 when booking. Only valid on our Full Day Photography Tours, and only with a full group of six. Offer not valid with any other tour or promotion. See our Full Day Scenic Tours link below for available tours and dates. Limited Dates available, and Blackout periods apply.
Half Day Scenic Tours
Prices range from $122.00 pp to $335.00 pp for these tours
Our Half Day Scenic Tours run for approximately four to four and a half hours, with morning (8:00am) or afternoon (1:00pm) departures daily, and are great for those short on time.
Each tour includes snacks, nibbles, beverages, airconditioned transport, experienced driver-guide, tailored photography tuition (as required), all activities and fees (as applicable), and of course photogenic scenery galore
Full Day Scenic Tours
Prices range from $270.00 pp to $760.00 pp for these tours
Our Full Day Scenic Tours run for approximately 10-13 hours, with departures on demand and depart at either 0700 (10-11 hours long) or 0600 (12-13 hours long).
All trips include snacks, beverages, full lunch (sample menu available on request), airconditioned transport, experienced driver-guide, tailored photography tuition (as required), all activities and fees (as applicable), and of course photogenic scenery
Overnight Scenic Tours
Prices range from $805.00 pp to $1615.00 pp for these tours
Our Overnight Scenic Tours are run on demand with departures are either 0700 or 0800 on the available dates. We return to Christchurch late afternoon on the 2nd day.
Tour includes all snacks, beverages, and meals. Also includes guide fees, transport, and accommodation. Where possible we stay at the best available accommodation at the time your tour is booked.
Three Days Scenic Tours
Prices range from $1452.00 pp to $3040.00 pp for these tours
Our Three Days Scenic Tours each run on set schedules throughout the year, with departures at around 0800, and returning late afternoon/early evening on day three.
Tour includes all snacks, beverages, meals (lunch and dinner), all activities and fees, air-conditioned transport, experienced driver-guide, accommodation, and of course photographic scenery. Where possible all accommodation is the best available at the time your trip is booked.
Multi Day Scenic Tours
Prices range from $2615.00 pp to $6910.00 pp for these tours
Our longest and most expensive tours, our Multi-Day Scenic Tours range between five and seven days duration with departures around 0800 on the first day and returning late afternoon/early evening on the last day
These tours have only limited dates available annually and are designed for those that have a bit of extra time on their hands and want to soak up a bit more of the South Island. These tours range right across the South Island from Bluff in the south, to Golden Bay in the north, and from Coast to Coast across the Southern Alps.
Tour includes all food, snacks, beverages, meals, accommodation, activities, fees, permits, late model transport, and of course photographic scenery. Where possible all accommodation is the best available at the time your trip is booked
Virtual (Photography) Tours
Why did we do this? We realised in the current global environment that its just not possible for many people, especially our international fans, to enjoy our physical tours, and wanted to create some way that they (you!) could join in on one of our tours until such time as the international borders are more freely open for travel.
Enjoy the highlights of our tours without the cost and effort of getting here, although its not the same for us without you, and I’m sure you’ll agree, that its not the same for you either! We will be regularly adding new content on both. Note that some content including limited early releases are only available via Patreon. Our Patreon members may also be eligible for discounts on some of our tours although T’s & C’s do apply to this.