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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram Gondola and Avon River Punting

Christchurch, New Zealand

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9 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a narrated tour aboard an open-air electric shuttle that provides unobstructed views of the Gardens' variety of flowers and other plants. If you wish, you can see even more of Christchurch with optional upgrades that include the hop-on hop-off Christchurch Tram tour through downtown, a Punt cruise on the Avon River and a ride on the Christchurch Gondola. Choose the combination that interests you most, and enjoy various perspectives on the city's renewal since devastating earthquakes struck in 2010 and 2011.

What's Included

  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens caterpillar tour
  • Avon River punt ride (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Round-trip Christchurch Gondola ride (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Gratuities
  • Transport to/from the attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

When you arrive at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, hop aboard an eco-friendly electric-powered caterpillar vehicle for your tour through the gardens, an oasis of exotic and indigenous plants located on a 52-acre (21-hectare) preserve in the heart of the city, between Hagley Park and the Avon River.

While you ride, listen to entertaining commentary from the onboard guide, and hear fun facts like which trees make the best bows and arrows. The full tour of the gardens takes about one hour, with

The Location

Where To Go

Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Canterbury 8013, New Zealand


Christchurch, New Zealand

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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We booked and experienced our...

Jeff S | Mar 2017

We booked and experienced our package tour in February 2017. The tours are a great way to both see and learn lots about Christchurch through the guided information provided by the vendors. Economical too! One piece of advice -- allow yourself

Connection with our cruise ship...

Beverley B | Mar 2017

Connection with our cruise ship shuttle from Akaroa and the tram was smooth and convenient as was the Botanic Garden Caterpillar Train . . . A snack at a local pub/cafe garden and a spot of shopping at a wood craft marketplace nearby and it was

Was great and Faye was...

Bob T | Mar 2017

Was great and Faye was an outstanding guide
Would have like more time to get into all the nooks and crannies

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Upgrade to the Gardens and Tram combo to include Punting and Gondola and receive included transport to and from the Gondola on-board the Gondola shuttle
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram Gondola and Avon River Punting

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