Climb aboard one of the all-weather electric vehicles and experience the natural beauty of one of the world’s most historic Botanic Gardens in comfort. Our knowledgeable tour guides can answer all sorts of questions. "Which trees are best for making bows and arrows? Can corks be made from trees? Do bananas grow in Christchurch?" These are some of the common questions from the tourists!
See the finest range of exotic and indigenous plants to be found anywhere in New Zealand and learn about the history of this treasured central city oasis. Leaves entwine and flowers flourish in the steamy tropical heat of the conservatories. Appreciate the outdoor circular Rose Garden containing 150 different varieties. Crush a leaf and smell each herb in the Fragrance Garden. See New Zealand’s only World Peace Bell.
A great family activity any season of the year: enjoy the world-famous Botanic Gardens of Christchurch.
Canterbury Museum entrance to Botanic Gardens
1000hrs (summer only), 1100hrs, 1200hrs, 1330hrs, 1430hrs, and 1530hrs
Outside Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre
1030hrs (summer only), 1130hrs, 1400hrs, and 1500hrs (dependent on seat availability)
How to Use
Please present a printed voucher on the day of your tour.
Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Tour departs from the Canterbury Museum entrance of the Botanic Gardens on Rolleston Avenue