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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tours and Tickets

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Christchurch, coined the Garden City, is an Anglophile settlement of well-tended gardens and tree-lined streets. Its crowning jewel is the 52-acre (21-hectare) Christchurch Botanic Gardens, attractively set within Hagley Park alongside the winding Avon River. The gardens are planted with thousands of exotic and indigenous plants and trees including seasonal blooms such as magnolias, azaleas, and 250 varieties of roses.

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Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, 8013
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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Travel the full circuit aboard the Christchurch Tramway, which departs regularly. Use your ticket to hop on and hop off at 17 stops and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Drivers provide live commentary on the landmarks of this South Island city. Bonus: children up to age 15 travel free.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.09
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$23.09

Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission

Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission

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View the highlights of Christchurch on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour that introduces you to the architecture, gardens and waterways of ‘The Garden City.’ You’ll drive past significant landmarks in the city center; meander around ponds and perennial gardens at Mona Vale Gardens; visit the seaside enclave of Sumner; and marvel at the vista over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps from the ‘Sign of the Takahe.’ Choose a morning or afternoon departure, and upgrade to include the International Antarctic Center with an optional Hagglund vehicle ride.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.77
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$52.77

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

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Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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  • 6 hours
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$82.46
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$82.46

Christchurch Scenic Helicopter Tour
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Christchurch Scenic Helicopter Tour

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Fly over Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula on a 20-minute helicopter tour that takes in city sights. From an aerial view, you’ll appreciate the scale of Christchurch’s devastation and recovery following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Soar above the ruins of ChristChurch Cathedral and see the new sports stadium while the pilot comments on rebuilding efforts. See the suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffe, and view the port of Lyttelton.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.24
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$197.24

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you sightseeing in Christchurch via a scenic drive through the Banks Peninsula. See the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other city highlights before a visit to the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch's top attraction. Feel arctic winds at the Snow and Ice Experience and observe New Zealand wildlife at the Penguin Encounter. Finish with an all-terrain adventure on a thrilling ride by amphibious Hagglund vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
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$131.27
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$131.27

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you on a scenic journey into Christchurch via the Banks Peninsula with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Your tour of the ‘Garden City’ includes a stroll through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and a look at earthquake recovery efforts in the city center. You’ll find exotic critters such as wallabies, gibbons and lemurs at the wildlife reserve, and meet the elusive but iconic kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird.
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  • 6 hours
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$122.04
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$122.04

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

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When your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a shore excursion to Christchurch for a sightseeing tour, followed by an adrenaline-charged jet-boat ride on the Waimak River. Escorted by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll combine a drive through the Banks Peninsula with the city landmarks of Christchurch and an exhilarating jet-boat ride. Round-trip port transport is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$155.02
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$155.02

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

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While your cruise ship is docked in Akaroa port, take a guided shore excursion to Christchurch and nearby Canterbury via the scenic bays and coves of the Banks Peninsula. Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other highlights during a city sightseeing tour, then see sheep dogs and a sheep-shearing demonstration as you get a feel for rural life on an authentic New Zealand sheep farm. Afternoon tea and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
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$118.74
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$118.74

Arthurs Pass and Southern Alps Day Excursion from Port Lyttelton or Christchurch

Arthurs Pass and Southern Alps Day Excursion from Port Lyttelton or Christchurch

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Visitors with limited time in Christchurch don’t need to miss out on experiencing some of the South Island’s most beautiful mountain scenery on this private day tour to Arthurs Pass. Avoid the hassle of self-driving on mountain roads: sit back and enjoy the views while your driver drives. Be amazed by the mountain lakes, braided rivers, glacial valleys, forests, and high passes you’ll see throughout the day.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$844.37
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Christchurch Half-Day Gardens Tour

Christchurch Half-Day Gardens Tour

See why Christchurch is coined the ‘Garden City’ on a 3.5-hour guided tour of its stunning garden landscapes. You’ll visit a combination of award-winning private and public gardens such as Mona Vale, the Sanitarium factory gardens and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Stroll past ponds, fountains, rose gardens and glass conservatories as you learn about herbs, roses, perennials and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$95.65
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$95.65

Akaroa-Christchurch Cruise Ship - Spanish Driver Guide / Chofer Guía en español

Akaroa-Christchurch Cruise Ship - Spanish Driver Guide / Chofer Guía en español

Our exclusive service offers you absolute flexibility to do exactly whatever and whenever you want. Once you arrive after your long trip from home you can sit back, relax and enjoy as your driver escorts you around this fascinating country introducing you to guided local tours around different towns and natural landscapes, in English, Spanish and Italian. We are Professional Drivers and qualified by New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). Also we hold a Transport service Licence (TSL) and we are part of ProGuide Association. We can drive around all of New Zealand and our best option is to start or finish your trip in Christchurch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$506.76
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AKAROA PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION (Christchurch City & Banks Peninsula)

AKAROA PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION (Christchurch City & Banks Peninsula)

Save time waiting for other cruise ship passengers and escape straight to Christchurch for this private shore excursion. Once you arrive, experience Christchurch without the noise and rigid timetables of a big tour group. Take a electric caterpillar bus around the famous Botanical Gardens, boat down the Avon river in a traditional English poling punt, and discover how Christchurch is rebuilding in the wake of the devastating 2011 earthquake.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.88
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Christchurch Lyttleton Shore Excursion - City Highlights and Waipara Wine Tour

Christchurch Lyttleton Shore Excursion - City Highlights and Waipara Wine Tour

Enjoy both a complete morning tour of Christchurch city tour with a lunch and tastings at four beautiful wineries in the Waipara region on shore excursion from Lyttelton. This tour includes all major city attractions such as Mona Vale Gardens, historic buildings, botanical gardens and spectacular view of the southern alps and canterbury plains from the Sign of the Takahe. At the conclusion of your city tour, enjoying wine tasting from four popular wineries in the Waipara region.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.63
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$128.63

Christchurch Private Luxury Full Day Tour

Christchurch Private Luxury Full Day Tour

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Explore all corners of the gorgeous garden city with this guided tour of Christchurch. Located on New Zealand's East Coast of the South Island, the city is filled with stunning scenery and history. Visit the famous Christchurch Cathedral in the city center, before traversing the Port Hills to visit the town of Lyttelton. Punt along the Avon River while admiring the gorgeous Botanic gardens.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$362.82
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Private Full Day Christchurch, Lyttelton, Akaroa and Alpaca Farm Tour

Private Full Day Christchurch, Lyttelton, Akaroa and Alpaca Farm Tour

You're not going to believe the beauty and variety you'll see on this tour. It's the people, the lakes, the bays, sheep, cows and deer, that makes this tour so special. We feature the award winning 1 hour Shamarra Working Alpaca Farm Tour in Wainui on this trip. Sure, seeing a bundle of attitude and adorable energy on a farm is a fun time, but here, you actually get to touch and bond with these storybook creatures. This is a bespoke tour. Your local guide has lived in the area for 45 years. 25 years as a driver/ guide. Reviews are 5/5 because the tour draws on the vast experience of your local guide. Yes, we guarantee to have you back to your ship on time, despite the sights to be seen and experienced on this tour. * Guides are all licensed and have passed all Police checks.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.57
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$260.57

CHRISTCHURCH or LYTTELTON to AKAROA - full day, private tour - LOCAL GUIDE
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CHRISTCHURCH or LYTTELTON to AKAROA - full day, private tour - LOCAL GUIDE

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You're not going to believe the beauty and 'interesting' you'll see on this tour. It's the people, the lakes, the bays, sheep, cows and deer, that makes this tour so special. This is a bespoke tour. Bespoke means the itinerary is flexible. Your local guide has lived in the area for 45 years. 25 years as a driver / guide. Reviews are 5/5 because of the flexibility this tour offers and the experience of your local guide. Yes, we have a plan so you get back to your ship on time but everything else is decided by you and your expert guide on the day. There's no rush like many other tours. We say this is a 7.5 hour tour but if time allows it might just as easily be 8 hours, just so you experience all you want. This private tour has a number of recommended easily added 'options'. We'll have time for just ONE of these options on this fabulous day away. Book now! * Guides are licensed and have passed all Police checks.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.55
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$293.55
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CHRISTCHURCH 4 hr Highlights, Hills, gardens, seaside with or without Gondola.
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CHRISTCHURCH 4 hr Highlights, Hills, gardens, seaside with or without Gondola.

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Discover the stories behind Christchurch’s historic sites and memorials on a half-day, private tour of the city center, Cashmere Hills, Lyttelton, and Seaside Suburbs. Visiting Christchurch with a private guide ensures you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and explore without being rushed by the fixed itinerary of a group tour, while getting a local's perspective on the city’s difficult past and evolving landscape.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.18
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$234.18

The best of Christchurch walking tour
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The best of Christchurch walking tour

Get to know the story of Christchurch and see its key landmarks in just a few short hours with this walking tour. Visit major sights, such as the Christchurch Cathedral, the expansive Botanic Gardens, the Cardboard Cathedral (the temporary replacement for the main cathedral after the earthquake) and much more. Your guide will explain the history of this region and share fascinating local stories.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$335.97
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$335.97
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AKAROA - The Bays to CHRISTCHURCH & RETURN Private - Full Day - Local Guide.
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AKAROA - The Bays to CHRISTCHURCH & RETURN Private - Full Day - Local Guide.

Let us show you Christchurch, Lyttelton, the Bays and Akaroa on this full-day private tour, which includes a 2-hour harbor cruise where you are guaranteed to see native Hector Dolphins. Explore Akaroa, a historic French settlement surrounded by wilderness. The rest of the day is up to you. Visit the Giant's House, cuddle an alpaca, taste local cheeses, browse art galleries, ride the Christchurch Gondola and much more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.55
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$293.55
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Beautiful South Island highlight Tour 4D3N

Beautiful South Island highlight Tour 4D3N

Our expert South Island Tour guide will guiding you for 4 days. This tour is to visit the most highlight landmarks in South Island. This tour is based on private tour and possible to customise the tour. You can eat all what you want, you can see what you wanted to see, you learn what you want to know.
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  • 4 days
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$2,308.82
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$2,308.82
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Half-Day Christchurch Walking Tour

Half-Day Christchurch Walking Tour

Christchurch was declared a city by Royal Charter in 1856. The city was laid out in a grid with Cathedral Square as its center. It was the first chartered city in New Zealand. A great many of of the city's Gothic Revival buildings by Benjamin Mountfort were built following the charter date of 1856. The city had a lot of room for growth, located between the Pacific in the east and the Port Hills to the south. The urban area grew rapidly, its economy based on agriculture, wool and dairying. The city begins to revive, mindful of the past and with the ability to meet adversity as well as it ever has.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
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