Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour


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3:00 pm - Rolleston Avenue nearest Intersection Worcester Boulevard
5:00 pm - Rolleston Avenue nearest Intersection Worcester Boulevard

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Children 0-14 years travel free. Soaring Kiwi Hop on Hop off ticket included.

Discover the fascinating history of Christchurch on a half day city sightseeing tour. Take in the sights of the central city and its surrounds and see how this beautiful city is recovering from the devastating 2011 earthquake.

Step on board a classic open top double decker for a one-hour bus tour around central Christchurch. Your guide will tell you about the history of the city from its pioneering days to the present day. You will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and learn about the latest plans for restoration of the inner city.

Experience the natural beauty of Hagley Park, the Avon River and Botanic Gardens, as well as the recently reopened New Regent Street with its distinctive Spanish Mission style architecture.

Following your Christchurch city tour, we head towards the picturesque seaside village of Sumner where there is time to explore the beach and its interesting rock formations. From there we travel up the Port Hills to the historic Sign of the Takahe, a listed heritage building where you will enjoy panoramic views overlooking Christchurch City, the port of Lyttelton, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps.

On the return journey we visit Mona Vale, one of Christchurch's most spectacular gardens. Take a leisurely stroll around the park and see why Christchurch is known as 'the Garden City'.

Useful tips: This tour is operated by Hasslefree Tours. The first hour of this tour is by open top double decker bus with covered seating available downstairs. The last two hours of the tour are in a closed top double decker vehicle.

Enjoy a Christchurch city tour on a classic double-decker bus, seeing the top scenic and urban highlights of the Garden City and learning about its eventful history.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Half day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs and returns: Rolleston Avenue
  • Hagley Park, Avon River and Botanic Gardens
  • Christchurch Cathedral and new Cardboard Cathedral
  • Bridge of Remembrance
  • Canterbury Museum and Arts Centre

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