These Hop on Hop Off 'Soaring Kiwi Tours' are the very best way to experience the 'magic' of Christchurch! With a mix of open and closed top double-decker buses, you will ride in comfort and style, enjoying spectacular views from the top deck. See first-hand the exciting rebuild that is taking place after the devastating 2011 earthquakes. Enjoy fantastic views from the top deck of our double decker-buses, while being entertained by the commentary from our local Kiwi guides. Chose from our 1 hour Central Tour Route or 2 hour Discover Route or for the complete tour take advantage of the savings with our Combo Tour Pass. 48 Hour Combo Passes also include free entry to Quake City!
Christchurch sightseeing tour by double-decker bus
Enjoy a one-hour tour of central Christchurch on an open-top double-decker bus
Learn about the city’s recovery from the 2011 earthquake
See greater Christchurch on a two-hour closed-top double-decker bus tour
Visit the beach at Sumner, the Port Hills and Mona Vale Gardens
A first-class tour. I did the 1-hour city tour and it was interesting to hear all the facts about the earthquakes that decimated the city in 45 seconds. I then went on the 2-hour tour of the suburbs. This too was interesting - earthquake related but also a great commentary on the existence of NZ. Driver was knowledgeable and personable.
This tour was great... informative and affordable for 3 hours. The best part of the tour was Karl, our driver and guide who was so knowledgeable about the city and how the earthquakes affected it, and the rebuild project. We did an hours tour of the city, took a walk through the beautiful Mona Valentine's Gardens, went up to Cashmere Hills for a birds eye view of the city and ended the tour with a visit to Sumner Beach. I felt I had a good knowledge of the city and a bit about its history and a greater understanding of how the earthquakes affected the city.
We did both the one-hour city highlights and the two-hour which turned into nearly three-hour tour of surrounding areas.
Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide
Good itinerary and coverage
Good value for money
- Pre-paid/pre-booked customers should be let on the bus first - and not have to compete for seating with those that arrive on the day, but may have been picked up earlier. On the city tour, the bus was actually over-booked due to earlier pick-ups. We had pre-booked, but were seated in two very bad seats with poor vision and poor comfort
Excellent tour around Christchurch. We only had 2 full days to visit the area and this for the bill perfectly. The guide knew his stuff thoroughly. Would recommend this to one anyone who wants to learn about how Christchurch is recovering from the earthquake.
This tour certainly provides lots of information on the earthquake and history of New Zealand's origins so well worth the money. Unfortunately we had mechanical problems that caused quite a delay but the Bus Driver did his best to keep us entertained. The Double Decker Bus is a great way to see the after effects of the earthquake from 2011. Christchurch is a big area to get around so taking this tour gives you a good chance to see as much as possible in a short time.