Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola Punting and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola Punting and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
from USD $92.09
Discover Christchurch on a half-day tour that includes transportation and tickets to the city's four top attractions. You’ll explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by shuttle, float down the Avon River, soar into the hills on the Christchurch Gondola and take a hop-on hop-off tour of the city centre on the Christchurch Tram. This guided tour includes 17 stops in the central city. Save money with this multi-attraction tour that showcases the highlights of a beautiful city.
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In Brief

Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand
5 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch New Zealand

Your Grand Tour driver will escort you onto the Botanic Gardens Tour vehicle for you to enjoy the gardens

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Christchurch Gondola, 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022 New Zealand

Enjoy the beautiful 360 degree views from the top of Mt Cavendish. The Gondola take approx 10 mins to get to the summit station where there is a cafe, souvenir shop and the Time Tunnel ride which is a 7 min journey through the ages from early settlers to modern day times.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Avon River, Christchurch New Zealand

Enjoy a tranquil Punt along the Avon River. The waters of the Avon River ripple by as you sit back on deep cushioned seats in a classic Punt while your Edwardian attired Punter guides you past trailing willows, woodlands and leafy banks.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Christchurch Tramway, 7 Tramway Lane Shop 13 Cathedral Junction, 109 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand

Enjoy at your leisure the hop on hop off Tram. 17 stops with Trams arriving every 12 mins in summer and every 20 mins in winter. Your Tram ticket is valid for the day of your Grand Tour or the following day. A full loop takes approx 50 mins

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd Riccarton, Christchurch 8004 New Zealand

Mona Vale Homestead is a grand estate from colonial past. Beautiful gardens to walk through and the picturesque homestead has been transformed into a beautiful space to enjoy a coffee or lunch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens caterpillar tour
  • 30-minute Avon River punt ride
  • Christchurch Gondola ride
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hop on hop off Tram
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Avon River
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Tramway
  • Entry/Admission - Mona Vale


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

109 Worcester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All customer must be at the pickup location at the given time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a wonderful tour. Ran effeciently, the gardens were spectacular and our tour guide, Tony, was fun and informative.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2020
I had only one day to see CHristchurch and so glad I picked the grand tour. Our bus driver, Tony, was wonderful. He was knowledgeable and very friendly, as were the other guides and assistants on this tour. Though there were but three of us booked on the trip, the trip did not cancel, which was amazing in itself. We saw the city via bus, sky gondola, tram, punt ( a very special little boat ride) and shuttle in the botanical gardens. Warm, clear weather added to the experience. I would highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 06 Feb 2020
Enjoyed the pickup at my hotel by Annette. You can skip the journey through time at the gondola and spend more time hiking outside or getting a relaxing snack. Lunch was very good at Mona Vale. The Hop on Hop off tram has live guides, so you can ask questions and get customized narrative. Some guides are better than others, so hop off and explore and maybe you'll get a better one on the next tram. The wait between trams isn't too long.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2020
Apart from imparting his knowledge, the driver/guide catered for individual need such as dropping off tour members at places closest to their next activities.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
It was a wonderful day with a super guide!! It was well worth the money! It was well organized and not crowded on the bus!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
We had an excellent tour. Our tour guide Tony was friendly and very informative. Would recommend this tour wholeheartedly.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2018
Glad we took this tour. We are horticulturists and found the guide around the botanical gardens extremely knowledgeable. We would never have done the punting by ourselves but discovered this is a very relaxing and enjoyable recreation! The gondola was closed due to high winds but our guide kept in touch with the gondola company and we were able to go later in the afternoon. We also enjoyed being able to hop on and off the tram tour of the city. A very good tour and I recommend it.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
What a great way to get an overview of Christchurch ! Our guide Tony was very knowledgeable and added some interesting anecdotes ! When you have limited time in the city this tour will definitely show you all its attractions . On top of that you get a 2 day tram ticket to go back and explore further
• Submitted 10 Mar 2018
A very informative overview of the CBD and surrounding areas by Tony our Bus Driver/Guide with varied activities enjoyed by all.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
We had a free day in Christchurch and took this great tour. Three main attractions: wonderful guided tour of beautiful botanical garden fun gondola ride and beautiful views and a very relaxing punting on the Avon river. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2018
The food was beyond perfect, the staff attentive and friendly.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
Fabulous way to see the highlights in Christchurch. We went punting on the Avon, toured the botanical gardens with a guide, rode the gondola for views of the city and then had the ability to hop on and off the tram for anything else we wanted to see. It was the perfect way to tour the area.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2018
Fantastic trip! Barry was very helpful and had so much information about this beautiful city. Well worth the price! A must for every visitor to Christchurch. Once you've done the tour, it's easier to go exploring on your own, now that the lay of the land is familiar.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
This tour was fantastic, great overview of the city, Our driver was great, there was enough time spent at each place and we were not rushed.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2017
A must if you are in Christchurch ! The punting on the Avon was so relaxing, the Botanical Gardens beautiful, and the ride up in the gondola was breathtaking for it's view's of both Christchurch and the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant up on top was also very good.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
This is a brilliant way to see the highlights of Christchurch. Tom our guide and the driver of the bus is caring and informative...we felt we had made a friend. Hard to ay what the highlight was...maybe Tom's commentary! :
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017
We were the only two passengers on the hop-on hop-off. What a treat! Our driver sorry cant remember his name shared lots of interesting stories and was lots of fun. The tour of the Botanic Gardens on the caterpillar bus was excellent. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions about the beautiful gardens, trees, flowers and history of the place. The punting on the Avon experience is certainly unique. My sunglasses fell into the river while I was trying to take a picture and our punter, Rafael, was kind enough to stop the tour to help us look for them. We did not find them, but that gesture speaks for itself. We visited beautiful Sumner beach wish we had had more time there, felt a bit rushed and then headed up for a ride up the Gondola. Breathtaking!! If you are not staying long in Christchurch sorry for you and want to see what the city has to offer, this is the best tour you can do.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
The Gide we had was a loverly local full of knowledge. This was one of our highlights to our stay in Christhurch. Everything was first class and very enjoyable
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
Easy way to get around Christchurch. We loved Punting on the Avon and the Botanic Gardens were beautiful. The sights from the Gondola are amazing!
• Submitted 23 Jul 2017
Great day's experience!. Tom our very hospitable, knowledgeable guide showed us many of Christchurch's wonderful sights. Loved the punt ride on the Avon River, the tour of the Botanical Gardens with David was so spectacular with the diversity of plant life within the gardens, the tour of Christchurch's earthquake devastation, Sumner Bay and the excellent gondola ride to the peaks above Christchurch. Amazing! To top it off we could ride the Christchurch trams when we arrived back in the city. Greta tour to get to know Christchurch.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2017
This tour is fantastic. I felt we covered every aspect of the city in a very short amount of time. We were the only ones who booked the tour that day which meant having a private guide. Raj was super nice
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
Christchurch is re:starting now. We can see the energy of people who try to rebuild there.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2017
This was a great trip. It just ended up being our party of 4 which was fantastic. We skipped the Botanic Gardens and opted for more time at the top of the mountain. The punting boat ride was excellent. Highly recommend this tour :
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
Just loved Christchurch!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2017

In Brief

Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand
5 hours