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Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Christchurch

By Canterbury Leisure Tours


Free cancellation available
Printed voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing


  • Exploring native & exotic plants at the Botanic Gardens

  • Visiting the Christchurch Museum & Arts Centre

  • Innercity re-build process

  • Panoramic views from the historic Sign of the Takahe

  • Coastal drive through the Port of Lyttelton & Sumner

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided sightseeing tour

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Christchurch hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

Explore museums, art centres, sprawling botanic gardens and more on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of Christchurch. Starting in the heart of the city, visit famous landmarks before embarking on a loop of the surrounding countryside, stopping at panoramic vistas and quaint port towns.

Climb aboard your tour bus and cross over the Avon River at the Bridge of Remembrance, whose stone archway serves as a World War I memorial. Soon, you arrive at the Christchurch Arts Centre where you can view the re-build process.

Across the street, spend some time investigating an expansive Maori exhibit or the largest collection of artefacts from early Antarctic explorations at the Christchurch Museum. Next door, fill your nose with the scent of exotic flowers as you wander over 50 acres (20 ha) of flora at the Botanic Gardens. Before leaving the city-proper, you will view all the Cathedrals including the cardboard Cathedral then head out of town to the historic homestead of Mona Vale. Continuing south, climb into the Port Hills and take a break at Sign of the Takahe where you’re rewarded with expansive views of the Southern Alps and the green patchwork of farms that make up the Canterbury Plains.

Finish your tour after a drive through the port town of Lyttelton, known as the “Gateway to Canterbury

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Christchurch

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Christchurch (Hotel Pickup)
    • Christchurch

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