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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tours and Activities

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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$18,05
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US$18,05
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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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US$62,94
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US$62,94

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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US$107,36
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US$107,36

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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Enjoy a 4-course dinner aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in heritage style through the city center, round-trip from Cathedral Junction. Relax and enjoy views of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Avon River from your window-side table. The journey in this elegant restaurant on wheels includes a welcome drink upon arrival, with tea and coffee to accompany your gourmet meal, served by professional waitstaff.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89,18
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US$89,18

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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US$129,58
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US$129,58

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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US$111,07
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US$111,07

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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US$103,66
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US$103,66

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour

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If you're pulling into port in Akaroa, this shore excursion is designed to show you some of the sights of New Zealand's South Island. You'll explore the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, plus take a guided tour of the Giant's House. See how the city has rebuilt since the 2011 earthquake, and stop by places such as the Botanical Gardens. This tour allows you to relax on a pre-planned adventure instead of trying to find your own way around the area from the cruise ship port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$93,85
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US$93,85

8-Day Tour: South Island from Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown

8-Day Tour: South Island from Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown

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Visit multiple South Island highlights on this unforgettable 8-day private tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Make the journey from ‘The Garden City’ in a counter-clockwise direction, traveling with ease in your very own luxury vehicle with a private guide at the helm. The route covers Arthur’s Pass, west coast rainforests, Aoraki/Mount Cook and Queenstown, to name a few. Enjoy seven nights’ accommodation including breakfast, entry to the Franz Josef Glacier hot pools and a train ride on the TranzAlpine. Optional activities include helicopter rides and bungy jumps (own expense).
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  • 8 days
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US$5 838,80
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US$5 838,80
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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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US$50,53
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US$50,53

Christchurch Scenic Helicopter Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180,48
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US$180,48
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Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa (Private Tour) 2 People

Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa (Private Tour) 2 People

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This is a private transfer by a professional chauffeur. We can tailor your tour to meet any special requests within the time period. Our tour lasts for 6 hours and includes: transfer from Akaroa to Christchurch (90 minutes); transfer from Christchurch to Akaroa (90 minutes - depending time of day) and approximately a 3 hour tour of Christchurch including time for your lunch, morning or afternoon tea if required. Your driver will arrange to meet you in Akaroa, transport you to Christchurch for your tour and return you to Akaroa. Professional Chauffeur driven luxury vehicle / limo / limousine New Zealand Transport Agency licenced (this vehicle is not a taxi)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$443,51
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US$443,51
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Christchurch Private Luxury Full Day Tour

Christchurch Private Luxury Full Day Tour

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This private Full Day Tour explores complete Christchurch city from one edge to another with your private Driver/Guide. Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Highlights: • Sumner Village • Port Hills • Cardboard Cathedral • Bridge of Remembrance • Punting on the Avon River • Botanic Gardens • Antarctic Center (Optional)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$246,42
Price varies by group size
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US$246,42
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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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This day excursion takes us across the Canterbury Plains around 50 miles to Porters Pass (just under 1000 m and higher than Arthurs Pass) and into the Southern Alps. Mountain lakes and wide braided rivers pass through ancient glacial valleys. After about 2.5 hours we reach Arthurs Pass National Park and its beech forests. We drive to the top of the pass and divide looking over into the rainforests of the West Coast, then stop in AP village here for lunch.Time permitting we have a quick tour of Christchurch on the return trip.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$721,91
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US$721,91
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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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US$104,68
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US$104,68

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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US$554,58
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US$554,58
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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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US$351,70
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US$351,70
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4 Day Kaikoura and Pancake Rocks Private Tour

4 Day Kaikoura and Pancake Rocks Private Tour

On this exclusive private 4 day tour you will experience the stunning beauty of the Alpine Triangle. Highlights include: Kaikoura- a dolphin and whale-watching paradise, Christchurch- The Garden City, the beauty of the Pancake Rocks with an overnight stay in Punakaiki and a trip through the majestic Alps via the Tranz- Alpine Train. The best part is that you will discover the best that the region has to offer with the luxury of your own private driver and vehicle.
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  • 4 days
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US$3 447,45
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US$3 447,45
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Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa Private 1-5 Passengers Mercedes Minivan

Akaroa - Christchurch City Tour - Akaroa Private 1-5 Passengers Mercedes Minivan

This is a private transfer by a professional chauffeur. We can tailor your tour to meet any special requests within the time period. Our tour lasts for 6 hours and includes: transfer from Akaroa to Christchurch (90 minutes); transfer from Christchurch to Akaroa (90 minutes - depending time of day) and approximately a 3 hour tour of Christchurch including time for your lunch, morning or afternoon tea if required. Your driver will arrange to meet you in Akaroa, transport you to Christchurch for your tour and return you to Akaroa. Professional Chauffeur driven luxury vehicle / limo / limousine New Zealand Transport Agency licenced (this vehicle is not a taxi)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$685,81
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US$685,81
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Should I book Christchurch Botanic Gardens tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Christchurch Botanic Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Christchurch Botanic Gardens 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Christchurch Botanic Gardens costs USD 18.05. Guided Christchurch Botanic Gardens tours start around USD 18.05 per person.
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