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  • Address: Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Hours: Opens daily at 7am, closes at 9pm Nov - Feb, 8:30pm Mar & Oct, and 6:30pm Apr - Sept
  • Admission: Free. Guided tour: NZ$5

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch is known as the garden city, an Anglophile settlement of well-tended gardens and tree-lined streets. Pride of place in this flower-loving town goes to the Botanic Gardens, attractively set within a loop of the winding Avon River.

The gardens are planted with thousands of exotic and indigenous plants, with particular note going to its lime tree walkways, inviting lawns and seasonal flowers such as magnolias, azaleas and roses.

A number of conservatories protect a range of species, including desert plants, tropical blooms, begonias, alpine plants and orchids.

The gardens are an ideal location for a picnic, or to find a relaxing spot for an hour or two, away from the bustle of the city.

Practical Info

The Botanic Gardens are on the western edge of central Christchurch, less than half a mile from the bustling shops and cafés of the town center.

The entrance is on Rolleston Avenue, near the inner-city tramway loop.

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Gondola and Avon River ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 1

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Gondola and Avon River Punting

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a narrated tour aboard a caterpillar vehicle, an open-air electric shuttle that provides unobstructed views of the ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies

From USD $14.83
Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 100 Reviews

Explore the tranquil side of Christchurch with a classic boating, or punting, experience on the beautiful Avon River. A punter provides informative commentary ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies

From USD $20.76
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Christchurch, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Welcome aboard the Christchurch Tram! Travel on our newly extended track & enjoy this unique and historic way to view the inner city. Drivers provide a ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $18.54
Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens, Gondola and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens, Gondola and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 102 Reviews

Discover Christchurch on a half-day tour that includes transportation and tickets to four top attractions. You’ll explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.66
Christchurch Sightseeing Pass, Christchurch, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Christchurch Sightseeing Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Visit four of Christchurch's top attractions with a sightseeing pass that can be used on different days, allowing you to set your own pace. Soar above the city ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies

From USD $63.77
Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour of Christchurch, Christchurch, Attraction Tickets
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour of Christchurch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 218 Reviews

Hop aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in comfort through the city center while enjoying a delicious 4-course dinner. The 2.5-hour ride in ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.41
Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 80 Reviews

Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with pretty ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hrs

From USD $51.17
The Original Bike Tour of Christchurch, Christchurch, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

The Original Bike Tour of Christchurch

On the Original Christchurch Bike Tour you will experience the best of Christchurch – the history, the beautiful gardens and the new CBD developments. A ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.08
Christchurch Half-Day Gardens Tour, Christchurch, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Christchurch Half-Day Gardens Tour

See why Christchurch is truly the Garden City. You will visit a mixture of public and private gardens. The public gardens may include Mona Vale, the ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $92.69

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