Spend your time in Christchurch with tickets and transport to four top attractions. Enjoy a punt ride down the Avon River, a shuttle tour of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a Christchurch Gondola ride to the Port Hills, and an independent hop-on hop-off tour of the city center aboard the Christchurch Tram. Visit the affluent coastal suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs, or hop off at any of the 17 stops that showcase the highlights of New Zealand’s second-largest city. Hotel pickup is included.
Sightseeing tour of Christchurch with included hop-on hop-off tram ticket
Go punting on the Avon River with an experienced guide
Tour the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a caterpillar shuttle
Stop at the colorful Re:START shopping district to purchase lunch and browse the shops
Drive through the seaside suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs
Take in expansive views from the Christchurch Gondola
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Take in Christchurch’s highlights with a guide and explore independently on a hop-on hop-off tram.
See Christchurch in one day on a multi-attraction tour of ‘The Garden City,’ starting with pickup from your hotel by coach. Listen to informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide during the drive to your first activity: a boat ride on the tranquil Avon River. Begin your Christchurch sightseeing adventure aboard a punt—a classic flat-bottomed boat—which you can share with your companions while a punter in period costume narrates the sights along the shallow waterway. Disembark on shore at the 52-acre (21-hectare) Christchurch Botanic Gardens, which you’ll tour by caterpillar, an electric-powered open-air shuttle bus. Snap photos of beautiful glass conservatories that house tropical plants, and hop off for a closer look at the extensive collection of native and exotic plants, including 250 varieties of roses, a medicinal and culinary herb garden, and more. Next, your guide takes you to the coastal enclaves of Sumner and Redcliffs, passing the volcanic Cave Rock on Sumner Beach along the way. Then hop inside the Christchurch Gondola for a ride up to the Port Hills. Disembark at the Crater Rim for sweeping views over Christchurch, Lyttelton Harbour (Whakaraupo) and the Southern Alps. Enjoy free time here for lunch (own expense), and see an audiovisual display that details the region’s natural and human history. Your tour ends when you board the elegant Christchurch Tram. Say farewell to your guide and embark on a narrated hop-on hop-off tour of the city center via heritage tram. You have the rest of the day to independently explore any of the 17 stops, including the Re:START shopping district—an innovative outdoor mall housed in designer shipping containers.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jan 2019
It was a wonderful day with a super guide!! It was well worth the money! It was well organized and not crowded on the bus!
Glad we took this tour. We are horticulturists and found the guide around the botanical gardens extremely knowledgeable. We would never have done the punting by ourselves but discovered this is a very relaxing and enjoyable recreation! The gondola was closed due to high winds but our guide kept in touch with the gondola company and we were able to go later in the afternoon. We also enjoyed being able to hop on and off the tram tour of the city. A very good tour and I recommend it.
What a great way to get an overview of Christchurch ! Our guide Tony was very knowledgeable and added some interesting anecdotes ! When you have limited time in the city this tour will definitely show you all its attractions . On top of that you get a 2 day tram ticket to go back and explore further
We had a free day in Christchurch and took this great tour. Three main attractions: wonderful guided tour of beautiful botanical garden fun gondola ride and beautiful views and a very relaxing punting on the Avon river. Highly recommended.
Fabulous way to see the highlights in Christchurch. We went punting on the Avon, toured the botanical gardens with a guide, rode the gondola for views of the city and then had the ability to hop on and off the tram for anything else we wanted to see. It was the perfect way to tour the area.
Fantastic trip! Barry was very helpful and had so much information about this beautiful city. Well worth the price! A must for every visitor to Christchurch. Once you've done the tour, it's easier to go exploring on your own, now that the lay of the land is familiar.