Our chauffeur driven tours of Christchurch city offer a real taste of how a fractured city and it’s people are recovering after a series of major earthquakes. A unique opportunity to experience history in the making as the city rebuilds & evolves into a progressive, modern, vibrant place to live work & play.
The award-winning gardens, Victorian architecture & scenic Port Hills of the South Island’s largest city all remain. This tour will explore a selection of the city’s treasured landmarks (as safety & accessibility permits). Admire the resourceful spirit of the ‘ReStart Mall’ & the evolving ‘Cardboard Cathedral’ in the heart of the city.
The panorama of the city skyline, Pacific Ocean & Canterbury Plains with mountain back-drop can also be enjoyed on a trip up the Port Hills. And of course a visit to the Garden City would not be complete without exploring one of our splendid local gardens.
See it first-hand, hear the stories and share in both the beauty & resilience of a city rebuilding – all with the experience & knowledge of your own resident Christchurch guide. This 3-hour tour can be shortened or extended to include other attractions such as Punting on the River Avon, the International Antarctic Centre, Air Force World, local markets, a hike in the Port Hills, Waipara Valley vineyard visit – or any other point of interest. Tours may be tailored to our guests’ specific interests & requirements.
Our Christchurch city tours include:
City sightseeing with Gondola, Lyttelton, Governors Bay and Dyers Pass lookout
5 hours of private sightseeing, start time to suit you, with 2 hours around the city highlights, Botanic Gardens, Transitional Cathedral, 185 White Chairs, Arts Centre, Cathedral Square , New Regent Street to the Gondola.
Enjoy the ride to the top of Mt Cavendish with 360 degree views from the café and viewing platform. Take a trip down the Time Tunnel to learn about the volcanic activity that formed Banks Peninsula.
Head down and drive through the Lyttelton tunnel to the busy port and harbourside area and wind you way along to Governors Bay before coming over Dyers Pass as the early settlers would have via the Sign of the Kiwi and Sign of the Takahe returning either to your hotel or to the airport for your onward flight.
Cost per person including Gondola tickets $180 – minimum 2 people
Additional adult $50
Additional child $30 ( 5-15yrs)
City sightseeing with Sumner and Dyers Pass lookout
3 hours of private sightseeing, start time to suit you, starting with the city highlights, Botanic Gardens, Transitional Cathedral, 185 White Chairs, Arts Centre, Cathedral Square , New Regent Street to the beachside suburb of Sumner.
Head up Dyers Pass as the early settlers would have to the Sign of the Takahe for a great view over the city, Southern Alps and coastline – returning either to your hotel or to the airport for your onward flight.
Cost per person $90 – minimum 2 people
Additional adult $30
Additional child $20 ( 5-15yrs)