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Botanic Gardens Tour

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Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Really informative, enjoyable way to explore the Gardens

Faye was a fantastic guide for the tour. She shared such interesting history of where the plants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tent132011
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Sydney, Australia
Great way to find your way around the botanic gardens

Went on this tour to find our way around the Botanic Gardens. This a guided tour on a tram that... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Jon_Janet
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Based in the Garden City Christchurch New Zealand, Caterpillar Garden Tours takes visitors on a fully-guided tour embracing the flora, fauna and history of the breath taking Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
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Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Faye was a fantastic guide for the tour. She shared such interesting history of where the plants came from, and even which ducks were related. We would not have had such a great experience on our own, particular with children tired of walking. It was...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Went on this tour to find our way around the Botanic Gardens. This a guided tour on a tram that takes you round the main collections and hothouses. The driver was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A great few hours.

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for joining us on a Botanic Gardens Tour! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on board and thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the very informative Caterpillar tour around the gardens. Well worth it to get the insightful information. The guide was awesome (Faye), and she is very knowledgeable, which made for a great tour. Definitely get down early to add your name on the tour...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I experience this tour and were so impressed by the knowledgable driver who gave a detailed commentary. The entire ride was a wonderful experience.

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

We are glad you enjoyed the commentary on our Botanic Gardens Tour! Thank you for joining us.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Caterpillar tour is a fun and great way to explore the gardens. The tour guide drives around the gardens and the tour covers most of the major part of the garden. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The garden is huge and...More

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

We are pleased you enjoyed seeing the Central Rose Garden and Cuningham House as part of your Botanic Gardens Tour: there are lots of interesting spots in the gardens but these are definitely two of the favourites. Thank you for choosing to take a tour...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a great way to see the key part of the gardens. Its of course eco-friendly as vehicles are electric. The guides are very knowledgeable.

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for joining us for a Botanic Gardens Tour: we are glad you enjoyed your time on board!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The Caterpillar tour of the Botanical Gardens is an electric car tour, conducted by knowledgeable and helpful staff of the Garden. Our tour guide, Faye, provided valuable commentary along the ride. The rose garden is particularly beautiful; the riders are given 10 min to walk...More

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed your Botanic Gardens Tour with driver Faye! We will pass on your kind comments to her, and are happy you enjoyed seeing the Central Rose Garden and Cuningham House. Thank you for sharing your feedback about our tour.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This tour was very interesting and informative. Our guide was wonderful and warm. She enjoyed getting to know people and that made it that much more exciting to listen to the tour itself and learn about the different plants and species. This was a wonderful...More

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for joining us for a Botanic Gardens Tour, and we are pleased you found the tour very enjoyable and informative!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

As I stroll along this park, I give thanks to God for such a beautiful landscape. Filled with the sound of water, birds singing and laughter from children. Everything about this place is just beautiful and breathtaking. Spend half a day or more enjoying the...More

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your time viewing the Botanic Gardens with us: we are certainly very lucky to have such a lovely space available in Christchurch for our locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The enthusiastic guide who drove us around the gardens for best part of an hour clearly knew her subject matter, and was informative and interactive with passengers. It’s a good way to learn about the large variety of different plants and trees around these gardens...More

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on our Botanic Gardens Tour! We offer an overview of the many areas of the gardens, and definitely recommend that guests explore their favourite parts of the gardens on their own after the tour if they...More

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Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, our Botanic Gardens Tour operates every day except Christmas Day (the tour may also be cancelled in the event of inclement weather). Our tours depart from the Museum entrance to the... More
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