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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 Tours

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 Punting, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

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

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Varies

From USD $14.56
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 14 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: Flexible

From USD $20.39
Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Sightseeing Tour, Akaroa, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers arriving in Akaroa with a desire for a memorable experience, including panoramic photo ...  Read more

Location: Akaroa, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.97
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Christchurch, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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 $18.20
Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 20 Reviews

See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is in Akaroa port, and explore the city on a comprehensive tour. Your Akaroa shore excursion also includes a trip ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.94
7-Hour Christchurch Tour from Akaroa Wharf, Christchurch, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

7-Hour Christchurch Tour from Akaroa Wharf

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

This group tour travels directly to Christchurch, offering an opportunity to explore the rich history of New Zealand's English Rose known by many as The ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.77
Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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

4 star rating: Recommended 109 Reviews

Experience the grand architecture and beautiful gardens of Christchurch when your ship is in port in Akaroa. Your shore excursion from Akaroa port also ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.58
Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola Punting and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

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

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

From USD $93.93
Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour, Akaroa, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Take a guided Christchurch city tour when your ship is docked in Akaroa port, and visit a traditional sheep farm to experience life in rural New Zealand. After ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.22
Christchurch Sightseeing Pass, Christchurch, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Christchurch Sightseeing Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 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: Flexible

From USD $62.62

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