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Amazing Day Trips with Hassle-Free Tours NZ

Hassle-free Tours NZ truly lives up to its namesake, offering a range of day tours canvassing the best of Christchurch and Canterbury’s tourist attractions. You’ll enjoy a reasonably-priced – and yes, hassle-free! – tour provider for your NZ adventure. Plus, Hassle-Free Tours is Gold Qualmark-accredited, so you can rest assured that you’ll come away from your experience in the heart of Aotearoa smiling.


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Excited visitors enjoy the views from their sunny seats atop a Hassle-Free Soaring Kiwi Tours double-decker bus.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours


The Canterbury region is renowned for its scenic beauty and adventure-rich lifestyle, which is why Hassle-Free founders Mark and Nikki Gilbert set up shop in this part of the South Island. They’ve since put together a catalogue of amazing tours of Christchurch and its surrounds, suitable for all ages and group sizes.

Have you always wanted to visit the majestic village of Kaikoura, nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean? Then Hassle-free’s Kaikoura tours are just the thing for you. One of the best things about the Kaikoura tours is the flexibility. After visiting one of the local fur seal colonies, you’ll have full control over your adventures in the afternoon. Hassle-free has lined up a variety of activities for guests to choose from, from whale watching to a flying tour.

 Whale Watch Hassle Free Tours

A group of passengers out on a Hassle-free Kaikoura Whale Watch Tour observe a whale.  
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For all the Tolkien enthusiasts out there, Hassle-Free’s Lord of the Rings Edoras tour promises you the awe-inspiring magic of the movies in breathtaking, real-life scenery. In this special cinematic-inspired tour, you’ll travel from Christchurch to LOTR’s filming location at Mount Potts High Country Station.

This amazing tour also ventures onto Mt Sunday (a few minutes’ drive from Mt Potts), where the movie was filmed. Mt Sunday is the home of Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the LOTR movies.

A guided walk, behind-the-scenes photos, and a delicious picnic lunch are all included in this epic journey to the real Middle Earth.

 Hassle Free LOT Rings Tour

A couple savours pristine alpine mountain views from the shore of a lake on the Hassle-Free Lord of the Rings Tour.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours

 Lord of the Rings Christchurch

A happy Hassle-Free tour group poses with replica LOTRS weapons at “Edoras,” the capital city of the Rohan people.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours


Hassle-free tours have whipped out the big guns with its Alpine Safari tour. Packing a trio of exciting adventures into one unforgettable day, the Alpine tour is not for the faint of heart. With a four-wheel-drive adventure, a jet boat ride, and a round trip on the Tranz-Alpine train all on the day’s menu, you’ll feel as if you’ve lived nine lives in a day!

 Hassle Free Alpine Safari Tour

Vast mountain ranges and beautiful high country await visitors on the Hassle-Free Alpine Safari Tour.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours


Flying across the plains on a six-wheeler land cruiser, you’ll be travelling to your destination in style. But Hassle-free doesn’t prioritise style over sustainability: it was the first tour company in NZ to convert its entire fleet to Bio-diesel. Guests are encouraged to respect the scenic and often sacred places that they visit, making that visitor experience genuinely special.



If you’re picking up your car hire in Christchurch CBD, you won't have far to go to connect with your Hassle Free Tour!