Points of Interest
Canterbury Trails - Kaikoura
Canterbury Trails commenced operation in 1994 and produces personal, small group and exclusive private tours to show guests the wonders of the South Island and New Zealand.
Catering for those who prefer smaller, more intimate group tours, or who do not wish to be totally on their own, we offer first-class service and the comfort that should be expected.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, the personal touches and aim to give our guests a truly memorable experience of their visit to New Zealand - a visit which will be both unique and relaxed.
"Arrive as guests, leave as friends"
Taking you "Off the Beaten Track", we offer a range of day tours from Christchurch, extended overland tours and exclusive tailor-made tours. These tours are for those who wish to experience the pristine beauty of New Zealand whilst receiving first class service and attention.
Our tours are designed to encompass those things which make New Zealand truly unique - the ecology and natural history, the Maori mythology and history, the European history and of course, New Zealand's incredible scenery.
The tours are created and marketed by John Holton, owner and operator of Canterbury Trails, and this hands on approach with the owner / guide creating the itineraries results in tours which allow for the best use of time, terrain, activities, variable seasons and accommodation. Being small group tours, there is far more flexibility with the time and activities to allow for each individual's desires.
Great care is taken to choose top quality lodges and luxury small hotels that are as interesting and unusual as the sights we see and are more than just places to stay.