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Discover Christchurch

This half-day sightseeing tour of Christchurch highlights both the damage inflicted by the recent earthquakes and subsequent in-progress rebuild, together with the surviving beauty of the city and its many historical landmarks.

Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens, scenic view points and the effects of the recent 2011 earthquake on this inspiring half-day city tour of Christchurch.

The itinerary commences in the city centre where your knowledgable guide will explain both the history of the city and the effects of the afore-mentioned natural disaster before taking a look at the damage and ongoing rebuilding project.

After taking a wander around the charming Botanic Gardens, leave the inner city behind and head to Mona Vale, a historic homestead before travelling to the Sign of the Takahe, an historic building with a lookout providing spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps.

The tour then travels via the Port Hills to Lyttleton Harbour by way of the Sign of the Kiwi and Governors Bay.

After taking some photos of this stunningly located harbour, visit the seaside suburb of Sumner and Cave Rock, an unusual volcanic formation on Sumner Beach, you'll return back to Christchurch.

Experience Includes

  • Guided coach-based tour of Christchurch and surrounds
  • Explore the recent earthquake damage and subsequent rebuild
  • See the Botanical Gardens, Mona Vale House, Lyttelton Harbour and more
  • Stops for photo opportunities at all the key destinations
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off service from Christchurch hotels
  • Experienced driver/guide providing full commentary

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round. Please note this tour does not operate on Christmas Day.

Start times

9.00am or 1.00pm. Hotel pick-ups commence up to 30 minutes before the tour departure time.


3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please follow the instructions on your voucher.
  • All half day tours require a minimum of two adult passengers in order to operate.
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on local conditions etc.