Want a small friendly and flexible tour/transport operator ? Try us...tramping groups...wine-tasting...educational groups...family groups...and more..

PRIVATE TOURS........up to 11 pax in our comfortable aircon minibus.....great value for your family or travelling group.....tours start and finish in Christchurch ( you decide where)....$120 nzd incl gst per hour (regardless of the number in your group)....these are typical tours and can be tailored to suit your group....hard-wired PA system, adjustable seats with lots of commentary and interesting stops....

2 hours ($240....Christchurch/ Lyttelton/ Port Hills)

3 hours ($360...Christchurch/ Lyttelton/ Port Hills/ Sumner)

4 hours ($480...Wine-tasting at Waipara....may include Waipara Hills, Pegasus Bay, Torlesse or Waipara Springs Wineries...tastings own cost)

5 hours ($600.....Christchurch/ Little River/ Hilltop above Akaroa Harbour)

6 hours ($720...Christchurch/ Port Hills/ Little River/ The Hilltop/ Akaroa & Harbour/ Barrys Bay Cheese Factory/ Canterbury Plains)

7 hours ($840...Christchurch/ Port Hills/ Lyttelton Harbour /Little River/ The Hilltop Tavern/ Akaroa & Harbour/ Barrys Bay Cheese Factory/ Canterbury Plains...option of 2 hour Black Cat Cruise@$95/adult or Manderley Farm Tour...book these option with me before the tour)/ Birdlings Flat gemstone beach)

8 hours ($960....Arthurs Pass/ Castle Hill/ Canterbury Plains...option of jet-boating the Waimakariri Gorge@$95 pp for 30 min
OR Kaikoura Day Tour.)

13 hours ($1560....Canterbury Plains/ Lake Tekapo/ Mt Cook return....500 km of scenic beauty)

Akaroa cruise ship passengers day tour to Christchurch $110 p.p. Join our small group shore excursions from Akaroa Harbour which are highly rated on Trip Advisor.....see next page

At the moment these are available as private tours (see above)...pickup from the port

We have been operating tours in the South Island of New Zealand since 1995 and have enjoyed showing visitors all corners of this beautiful island. As ex-teachers we have a strong emphasis on looking after small groups and ensuring you have a great time. We are based in Lyttelton, the port of Christchurch, and offer from local day tours up to 10 day South Island tours.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

"The tour was just brilliant.Everything was well-organised and we had a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the small group size" Benjamin Spitzbarth, Germany

"Dermot is a great guide. He is very knowledgeable and really knows the area. Would take another tour with him in a heartbeat. " Mary de Tessan, USA


  • Omaka Airshow 2021..use us to get there and back...door to door ($99 return) !

    11 February at 14:27 from atlas

    Thurs 2 / Friday 3 April and Saturday 4 / Sun 5 April we will be running transport between Christchurch and  the Yealands Classic ...

  • COVID 19 news from New Zealand

    13 May at 15:03 from atlas

    We have found ourselves in a relatively good position so far in New Zealand during these unprecedented times.....due to our isloation, ...

  • Christchurch has 2 Cruise Ship Ports

    13 May at 14:46 from atlas

    Work continues on the Cruise Ship Wharf at Lyttelton.....finishing Nov.2020 ? ...

  • The World's Smallest Penguin greets Cruise Ship Passengers

    13 May at 14:34 from atlas

    This White Flippered Little Blue Penguin spent half an hour chasing small fish a few feet from the Main Akaroa Wharf  recently to ...

  • Trip Advisor Reviews....53/55 reviews rated 5 star.....Feb. 2020

    31 August at 11:17 from atlas

    Please take time to look at reviews on Trip Advisor...as a small business we really appreciate the ...


Contact information - Dermot Hall - E S Tours

Address 28A Ripon St
Lyttelton Christchurch
Phone 03 3289001
Mobile 027 261 5093
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