Arahi Tours: To discover, guide, show and protect.
We are a locally owned, specialised boutique tour company operated by Vicky Eastwood - your experienced & passionate New Zealand tour guide.
Vicky's tours are uniquely designed to entice you to explore areas such as Christchurch, Sumner, Lyttleton, Akaroa available as half or full day tours.
We also offer 2-3 day tours to an authentic West Coast hut in the bush to experience Wild West Coast living, bush walks & cave discovery in Arthurs Pass as well as night sky observation in Tekapo.
If you are interested in a tour, click on our contact page.
The Big Explore
Leaving Christchurch we embark on a fabulous journey incorporating some stunning views on our way to Akaroa.
Walk around the inlet and bays of the harbour, drive to Port Levy, brew up a coffee with gorgeous views of Banks Peninsula. Continuing on, we drive through local sheep farms, and appreciate the local bush thats off the beaten track.
Driving along the summit road unveils stunning views of Akaroa. A short walk will reveal a remote beach where native seal pups are being raised.
Experience Little River and the Manaia bird sancturary, This is a rare ecological haven. Manaia is home to centuries-old native trees, such as Kahikatea, Matai and Totara. We then drive to the French village of Akaroa. Book an Akaroa Dolphin and harbour cruise.
I would love you to come and explore this beautiful region with me.
Sit, Ride & Relax
Let me cater for you. This tour is about you, tell me what your interests and desires are, and I will taylor make a tour to suit your requirements.
See Christchurch, Sumner and surrounding areas that were hit by the 2011 earthquake. Visit "Quake City" to understand the devastation. Hear stories about the affected areas, the history and my story.
The summit drive showcases the Southern Alps. I stop often for photos - coffee - history.
And ENJOY a fun relaxing day.
Catch the Sunrise
Breakfast at Governor's Bay by the sea, cooked by your personal tour guide Vicky, while you watch the sunrise.
Visit Lyttelton Farmer's Market (Saturday only)
Walk around the inlets and bays of the harbour underneath the pine trees.
Visit the award-winning Ohinetahi Gardens with sculptures, forest, art and a beautiful morning tea in stunning landscaped surroundings
City & Bays
CHRISTCHURCH - LYTTELTON -
Take the summit road to Omahu Bush featuring our historic Sign of the Bell Bird shelter. Listen to the Native bird chorus, and walk in our native bush choosing either the short or longer route.
Relax now in the comfort of your luxury tour vehicle while we head down the Gebbies Pass to glistening Diamond Harbour. At this point there is the option of taking the ferry ride back to Lyttelton.
Coffee-snacks and interesting historical facts along the way.
ARAHI PERSONALISED TOURS
Please contact Vicky to discuss and select a special personalised custom tour.
This may include remote harbours on Banks Peninsula, see Akaroa Harbour, go stand-up paddleboarding at night, visit Tekapo or Arthur's Pass, take a walk around bays or farms, with stunning views from up high.
Allow me put together a 'tailor-made' tour just for you?
ALL ARAHI TOURS INCLUDE: