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Red Bus - Rebuild Tour

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Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Join a Rebuild tour of the Christchurch central city showing at first hand the impacts on the central city and its iconic buildings while providing insights into the seismic forces at work during the significant earthquakes, and future development plans for the central city. The tour replaces the extremely popular CBD Red Zone tour. The tour has been completeley revised, with a new route, commentary and audio visual material.The tour includes video footage and commentary from a Canterbury Museum Guide.
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Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Gives a great overview of the history of Chritschurch and what a history it has. 15 years ago, this was a picture perfect city immersed in beauty and history. Then came 2 earthquakes. The city was DESTROYED !!!! I have been there several times. Before...More

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

thanks for the feedback.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

As a member of the public was disappointed to learn that these tours are no longer available as private tourists. Was advised by Red Bus today that the Rebuild Tour is only available to tour groups.

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Sam, very sorry to disappoint. The Rebuild tours were very popular, however the Rebuild is now well underway.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome tour guides are very knowledgeable able the building affected by the Earthquake and what’s happened since.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was rather an emotional tour. Our guide had been through the horrors of the earthquake and suffered home loss etc. We really appreciated where Ch Ch has got to and almost feel that we should come back again in a few years to give...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this tour. Perfect length of time. Thank you very much to our guide (Kim) - she was extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions! It was interesting to learn about the city and be guided by someone with first hand experience...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting from Australia and a friend suggested we take the Redbus Rebuild tour. This costs $35 per adult and leaves from the Canterbury Museum at 11:30am each day (1.5 hour duration) The tour takes place aboard a large coach with...More

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Nicky H, General Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for the review, we appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

My son had an exchange student over from Tasmania and I thought it might be something different to take him on this tour. We are from Christchurch and experienced the earthquake intimately, however, there were aspects that I learned about the rebuild. The host was...More

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi Gilly Thank you for reviewing our Christchurch Rebuild tour. We are pleased both you and your visitor from Tasmania enjoyed the experience and learned something along the way. Your feedback is appreciated also.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Did this trip in early July. I'm sure Jaquie ( I Hope I spelt that right), was the guide on board. Luckily for us, we were the only two on board that day so she gave us her full attention. There was not a question...More

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thanks for reviewing our Rebuild tour. We are pleased you enjoyed the experience and learned a little about what has happened in Christchurch, and the progress being made on the Rebuild.

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Anna L
17 October 2017|
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Response from Nicky H | Property representative |
Sorry, the Oxford bus does not operate at weekends.
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Dawnyspice
11 April 2016|
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What time are your tours today
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YRKATEKIM
23 March 2015|
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Response from Nicky H | Property representative |
There is no carparking directly outside the Museum. There is parking in the Botanical Gardens carpark at the end of Armagh Street. Alternatively there is off-street parking in the area.
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