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

From US$89.99
  • 5-hour sightseeing tour of Christchurch
  • 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
  • Explore the city center on your own with a hop-on hop-off Christchurch Tram ticket
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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola Punting and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola Punting and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
From US$89.99
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.
What to Expect
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 30-minute 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 5-hour guided 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.
Reviews (52)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would recommend this Grand Tour giving you a variety of things to see. Tony the guide good valve and informative. We were treated to a beautiful sunny day making Punting on the Avon most relaxing. Enjoyed the Botanical Gardens with all the varied plants. Particularly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 7 January 2019
Christchurch grand tour

Tony our tour guide was informative and made the trip enjoyable. Highlights of the tour were Punting on the Avon where you get to experience a gondola ride Venetian style along the Avon River and the Gondola which is a ski lift ride up to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CenzinaA1
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

After the gondola ride to the top of the mountain, we were dropped off at the tram stop. The trans are authentic, in original condition and function well. The tram drivers second as tour guides telling us all the stories of the sights we pass....More

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CHCHAttractions, Public Relations Manager at Christchurch Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time on board our historic trams. We do hope to see you again sometime soon. Thanks

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Do it!

Had been recommended this tour by family who had done it recently so we picked a glorious Christchurch day and we were not disappointed. Kept to time,well informed, knowledgeable driver. Fantastic day out. Being able to use tram ticket next day a great bonus. Thoroughly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Glennis M
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Grand tour of Christchurch

So much to see and do in this wonderful city of Christchurch. You can pay one price and hop on and off on the lovely trams,taking you to highlights around the city and botanical gardens. Also try punting on the river Avon, either self taken...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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