are available for chauffeured sightseeing tours of varying lengths.
gift certificates are available.
one or other of them often take walk-up sightseeing customers
- weather & bookings permitting -
from near quake city in the re:start (container) mall in cashel st, central christchurch.
the flexible tours start from 15 minute central city highlights (from the re:start mall)
to full day sightseeing (with complementary lunch),
or create your own itinerary.
1 hour would be recommended for good coverage of the central city
& 2 hours & more if heading to the outer suburbs or attractions.
cruise ship passengers are most welcome.
pickup for cruise ship passengers docking in lyttelton is available
- those docking in akaroa will be met at a central chrischurch location.
pick up & drop off at your christchurch location available for hires of 1 hour or more.
airport pick ups/drop offs available.
longer tours by arrangement.
bookings are essential
due to licensing restrictions they are not available for self drive.
although parts of christchurch have been badly affected by the earthquakes
it is a vibrant rebuilding city with a wide variety of things to do and see.
the main shakes - a 7.1 on sept. 4, 2010 & a 6.3 on feb. 22, 2011 -
& over 14,000 aftershocks of varying intensities caused
the central city, eastern & south eastern suburbs to be the worst affected
displaying land deformation, liquefaction & rockfalls.
with a population of about 350,000 christchurch is known for being the garden city -
with the sea on one side, port hills on another, rivers, parks & beaches.
some of the highlights of:
the central city
(1 hour recommended)
re:start (container) mall, quake city, arts centre, museum & botanic gardens,
cardboard cathedral, anglican cathedral, catholic basilica,
new regent street, the neon tree, public murals & sculptures
(2 hours + recommended)
east: following the river through the eastern suburbs to the beaches of brighton
south east: the estuary, boutique shopping at the tannery, redcliffs, sumner, taylor's mistake, ferrymead heritage park, the gondola
south: halswell quarry, dean's bush, wigram air force museum
west: monavale, yaldhurst museum
north: the wetlands areas & the waimakariri river
(1/2 - full day recommended)
lyttelton port & the bays.
okuti valley, little river & birdlings flat.
the wine country around waipara.
“let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”