Private Personal Close Up Tour Of Christchurch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 am and 2:00 pm on days indicated Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Any hotel or motel within a 10 Km radius of central Christchurch. Pickups outside this area are possible by arrangement. Additional fees may apply.
  • Return Details :
    Your tour will end back at your accommodation or at Quake City if preferred. (Recommended)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Christchurch, The Garden City. A city in rebuild!Features: The City, Cashmere Hills, Lyttelton and Seaside Suburbs - upto 4 hours Private and personal, if your short of time and want a quick, yet in depth look at The Garden City, a city in rebuild, this is the tour. Feel it. See it. You'll be with a Kiwi Local who was there every day and every night. He will take you back to those fateful days in 2010 / 2011 when the earth shook and shook and shook! But fear not, thats all history now. This is a very positive tour. The future for Christchurch is amazing, exciting even. Join your guide for a trip that takes in the past but looks also to the future. Christchurch will be the most modern city in the Southern Hemisphere.

Know More about this tour

Let us collect you from your accommodation. Learn about the horror and devastation of largest insured event ever to occur in the world. In just a few minutes $50BILLIONdollars worth of damage ravaged Christchurch, the Garden City. At 12:51 Tuesday 22 February 2011, 185 people died in central Christchurch including 115 men, woman and young folk killed in the collapse of one building. Lives were altered forever. This quick look at our city will take you there but just as important, your guide will share with youthe extraordinary future of this city in rebuild...up close and personal.

  • Large modern air conditioned vehicle capable of easily carrying collapsible wheelchairs, walkers or strollers.
  • Informative local 'Kiwi' guide who was there through it all.
  • Many photo stops. We stop when you want!
  • See the devastated Anglican Cathedral.
  • Cardboard Transitional Cathedral.
  • CTV Memorial - where 115 people tragically died.
  • 9/11 Firefighters Memorial - the only one of its kind in New Zealand made from salvaged material from the World Trades Centre.
  • Historic Christ's College.
  • Arts Centre.
  • Earthquake Memorial.
  • See the new city emerging from the rubble - the new Convention Centre, the $1M Margaret Mahey Family Playground, new hotels and retail precincts.
  • Amazing street art.
  • Drive into the Cashmere Hills overlooking Christchurch.
  • Historic 'Sign of the Takahe' restaurant and function centre..
  • Stop at the 'Sign of the Kiwi', maybe enjoy a cuppa and wonderat thepanoramic views of the City and Southern Alps.
  • See the beautiful port town of Lyttelton.
  • Historic Time Ball Station.
  • Travel through the longest road tunnel in New Zealand.
  • Visit the beautiful seaside suburbs of Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant and Sumner.
  • Enjoy a complimentary 'Hokey Pokey' ice cream as we return to the city over the hills.
  • Return to your accommodation or optionally, we strongly recommend a visit the Canterbury Museum "Quake City Exhibition" (allow another 1-2 hours)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Drop off at Quake City ifpreferred, otherwise at your accommodation.
  • Local, professional guide
  • Private, personalised tour - stop when YOU want.
  • GST (15% Goods and Services Tax)
  • Complimentary kiwi original Hokey Pokey ice cream.
  • Complimentary spring water.


  • Entrance fees Canterbury Museum "Quake City" Exhibition - payable at venue- recommended activity.
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dress code is smart casual.

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required (1 person can do this tour but a surcharge will be applied)

A maximum of 4 people per booking.

A small amount of walking is involved.

Wheelchair compatible vehicle (collapsible or travel type chair)  please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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