Christchurch & Hanmer Springs Best Attractions

Christchurch Grand Tour

Christchurch's Best Luxury Day Tour

Fully guided by our knowledgeable host, our Grand Tour shows off the best things to do in Christchurch in the most comfortable and convenient way on board our luxury coach. If you’re on a tight schedule, get the flavour of our city without fuss on this one-day tour.

Highlights:

  • a romantic Punt ride on the Avon River in a classic pleasure craft
  • a tour of Christchurch’s famous Botanic Gardens
  • panoramic views from the Christchurch Gondola
  • time to see around the quirky, independent seaside township of Sumner
  • a ticket to see the central city from the newly re-opened heritage Tram

This is a fully-guided day trip from 10.00 am to approximately 3.00 pm, 364 days a year (closed Christmas day).

We offer complimentary accommodation pick ups from 9.00 am from selected Christchurch accommodation providers.

Transport and entry to all attractions are included in your ticket price. Lunch is not included, but you have plenty of time to enjoy lunch at your leisure at the Gondola’s Red Rock Café.

We are happy to welcome all ages and abilities on our Grand Tour.

If one of your party requires special assistance just let us know in advance.

Your Christchurch day tour includes:

Punting on the Avon

Refined, relaxing & romantic – punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. The waters of the Avon ripple by as you sit back on deep cushioned seats in a classic punt while your Edwardian-dressed punter guides you quietly on a 30 minute ride past trailing willows, woodlands, leafy banks and the sights of the garden city of Christchurch.

Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens were established in 1863, and host without a doubt the finest collection of exotic and indigenous plants to be found anywhere in New Zealand. While on our ‘Caterpillar’ shuttle discover the natural beauty, history and culture of this central city oasis while at the same time being taken around the gardens in any weather in comfort and style.

Christchurch Gondola

The Christchurch Gondola whisks you into the air nearly a kilometre to the Crater Rim of the Port Hills.  Experience the Time Tunnel, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the Port Hills and Christchurch. Revive your spirits with a snack at the new Red Rock Cafe, and browse what is on offer in the shop.

Sumner & Redcliffs Seaside Villages

Your tour includes the delightful seaside village of Sumner with its boutique shops, cafes and restaurants situated across from the beach. En route we pass by the ‘earthquake artwork’, created by shipping containers designed to strengthen the seaside hill suburbs.

Christchurch Tram

We deliver you to one of our Christchurch Tram stops and present you with a ticket to explore the city centre on the trams at your leisure. Here you will have as much time as you wish to ride the trams to see the changing face of the city and listen to our drivers’ interesting and informative commentaries. You can also get on and off the trams at any of our seven stops to visit nearby attractions such as New Regent Street, the Transitional ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral, and Re:START container mall to see these developments breathing new life into the centre of town.

Book your Grand Tour of Christchurch today.

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