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

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  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens caterpillar tour
  • View native and exotic plant species on an open-air electric vehicle
  • See downtown sights on the optional hop-on hop-off tram tour
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram Gondola and Avon River Punting
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Overview
Get a narrated tour of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by electric-powered caterpillar shuttle. The ride makes frequent stops where you can disembark to explore the lovely landscapes and extensive plant collection. Combine your experience with a hop-on hop-off tour aboard the Christchurch Tram, a restored heritage vehicle that travels between 17 stops. Other optional upgrades include a punt cruise on the Avon River, a ride on the Christchurch Gondola, or a combination of all four tours.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens to board an electric-powered caterpillar bus for your open-top tour through the 52-acre (21-hectare) preserve, situated between Hagley Park and the Avon River.

During the approx. 1-hour ride, hear live commentary as you learn about culinary and medicinal herbs, tropical plants, and more. Hop off at frequent stops to explore the glass conservatories and see some of the 250 types of roses in two rose gardens.

When booking, you have the option of four tour upgrades, which are detailed in the Itinerary section. If you wish, combine your exploration of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour on the meticulously restored Christchurch Tram (see list of stops below). Alternatively, opt to include a ride on the Christchurch Gondola, Avon River punting or a combination of all of the above.

Tram stops:
  1. Cathedral Junction
  2. Cathedral Square
  3. Mill Island
  4. Re:START Mall
  5. Ballantynes
  6. The Crossing
  7. Manchester Street
  8. High Street
  9. City Punting
  10. Art Gallery
  11. Worcester Boulevard
  12. Museum and Botanic Gardens
  13. Hagley Park Corner
  14. Cramner Square
  15. Casino
  16. Victoria Square
  17. New Regent Street
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2018
Cute tour

This is a lovely tour of the amazing gardens in Christchurch. The guide was funny and knew a lot about the types of plants and trees. She wasn't overbearing, though. The bus went slow enough that you could see everything. It was great that the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank lauramckee201
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Lovey way to see the town

We done the tram to take us around the town to get our bearings. All the staff where extremely helpful and pleasant to talk to, great way to get about Christchurch. We then took a mini bus up to the gondola, but unfortunately it was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 007martink
Reviewed 6 March 2018
Delightful activity

Friendly staff and really fun and relaxing activities. I went with my girlfriend and had a fantastic time, a perfect activity for families or couples

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank LukeC2519
Reviewed 2 March 2018
A total shambles

This review relates only to the Botanic gardens tour. First the museum staff told us we couldn’t book- just turn up and pay the driver. When we arrived 15 minutes before the tour we found others did have tickets so we were directed to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 24 November 2017
Ticks all the boxes

Gondola staff were fantastic in sorting out pre-booked pass for combined tour. Gondola was a great way to get an overview. Tram was fantastic and Tom the driver was very informative on the sights and the city generally. Punting on the Avon was beautiful and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank crowgirl74
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