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Discover Christchurch Tour

Rolleston Avenue | Canterbury Museum, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-385 5775
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Enjoy a fun and informative Christchurch City tour on-board our classic double decker buses. At 9am you will depart on a 2hr tour exploring the outer suburbs of Christchurch. We journey up the Port Hills to enjoy incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean. Next we take a scenic drive out to the seaside village of Sumner and take time to enjoy an ice-cream or walk along the beach before returning to the city. Following this you will receive a 24hr combo pass to enjoy the Soaring Kiwi "hop-on hop-off" pass to visit all 'must see' central city attractions aboard the open-top double-decker bus. Our local drivers provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the route highlighting various points of interest including the Arts Centre, Cathedral Square, Mona Vale, Riccarton Mall, New Regent Street, Margaret Mahy playground and much more. Learn about the history of Christchurch including the vision to rebuild and restore the city following the 2011 earthquake.
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Rolleston Avenue | Canterbury Museum, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to do the 1 hour city tour on a very cold and windy day. Terry our driver gave us a very warm welcome and offered blankets as we wanted to sit on the open air top deck. The tour was excellent. Terry was...More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora and thank you so much for your wonderful review of our City Tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with Terry and have passed on your lovely comments. We agree that Terry's commentary is pretty fantastic - he loves to entertain...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our guide Karl was excellent and was passionate about his city, Christchurch. We toured the areas hit hardest in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, which are still undergoing vast reconstruction, and gave us an interesting picture of what the people of this wonderful city have...More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Kia Ora and thank you so much for your wonderful review of our City Tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with Karl and have passed on your lovely comments. We hope you left our city with happy life-long memories and some great...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Novelty of a genuine London double decker and a chance to see the sights with a good dose of info you wouldnt learn otherwise. I was skeptical but definitely worth the effort and small feeMore

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Front Office Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Kia Ora and thank you for your review of our City Tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us, learning more about Christchurch and viewing the 'sights'. We hope to welcome you back again one day in the future and wish you...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We arrived at the top 10 holiday park at Christchurch ready to drop of the campervan, we thought we would do a Christchurch tour, as we had done the tram around Christchurch we decided to do the three hour discover Christchurch tour, we boarded a...More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Kia Ora and thank you for your wonderful review of our City Tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with Steve, learning more about Christchurch and enjoying the view from our top deck! Thanks to our ever-changing city, our tours are very different...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The tour was great I was the only person on the bus so it was more 1-2-1 Steve was very knowledgeable I learnt so much about Christchurch in the 3 hour tour. At the stops he would point out the best place to go for...More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Kia Ora and thank you for your review of our City Tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with Steve, learning about Christchurch and viewing the 'sights'. We hope to welcome you back again one day in the future and wish you all...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We did both the one-hour city highlights and the two-hour (which turned into nearly three-hour) tour of surrounding areas. + Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide + Good itinerary and coverage + Good value for money - Pre-paid/pre-booked customers should be let on the bus first...More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Kia Ora and thank you for your honest review of our City Tours. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the commentary and tour, and appreciate your comments regarding preferential seating. All pre-paid/booked customers are allowed onto the bus first and those who are collected on...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

There are two options, a one hour tour of the City Centre on an open top bus and an extended tour adding another two hours of the wider Christchurch area. The cost of the former was $35 and the latter $69. We opted for the...More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback and review. We are extremely disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We do work hard to ensure our tour route covers all the 'must see' sights and that our commentary is entertaining and...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I have to admit to being a little skeptical about the value of this tour before attending. I am so pleased we did this. Our driver/guide, Adrian, was absolutely magnificent as he drove us around providing a live narration of what we were seeing. Offering...More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thanks so much for your honest review of our Discover Christchurch 3 hr tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed exploring Christchurch with Adrian and learning all about our heritage. We hope you enjoyed your time in New Zealand and wish you all the best...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Excellent drivers and guides. (Brian, Scott and Steve.) THe men made for a great fun tour with lots of information about the town and it's history. Fantastic classic red double decker London buses ensures you dont miss a thing! So much to see and experience....More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thanks so much for your honest review of our Discover Christchurch 3 hr tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed exploring Christchurch with us and learning all about our heritage. We hope to welcome you back another time. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Take the Discover Christchurch 3- hr tour by Hasslefree tours which includes the 1-hr central city tour. Regular tour price is $69 but reserve through bookme.co.nz to get it for $39. Board the Old double decker London Transport bus and its a feel in itself....More

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HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thanks so much for your honest review of our Discover Christchurch 3 hr tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed exploring Christchurch with us and learning all about our heritage. We hope to welcome you back another time. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New...More

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Kia Ora, The tour departs from outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave. Please be aware that this tour is operating its winter hours at the moment and departs daily at 10am and 2pm. We look forward to seeing you on... More
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