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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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+64 800 882 223
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Faye is very well-spoken, funny and she knows every plant or tree in the gardens. Without her expertise and driving skills, exploring the gardens would be much less entertaining and educational.

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CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for a great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Botanic Gardens Tour and we will pass your kind comments on to driver Faye. Thank you for joining us!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was a relaxing and informative ride through Christchurch's very pretty botanic gardens. Our warm, welcoming, and patient guide Gordon kept up an enjoyable stream of information about the individual plants, the broader gardens, and the city itself throughout the 45-minute or so tour. The...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We undertook a tour of the botanical gardens as part of a longer tour involving the Christchurch Museum and a city tra tour. The tour of the gardens was guided on a caterpillar tram that tours most of the gardens. A nice ride through interesting...More

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CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for joining us on a Botanic Gardens Tour: we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the tour!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

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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CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on our Botanic Gardens Tour! We will pass on your thanks to Faye for an interesting and informative tour, and we hope you had a great time in Christchurch.

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.

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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CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for joining our Botanic Gardens Tour! We are glad that you enjoyed the commentary from Faye. We do not usually take bookings for the tours unless they are group bookings (we try to book these as private tours so our public tours are...More

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.

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

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!

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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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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