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Adult: NZ$30
Child (5-15 years): NZ$15
Infant: Free
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children): NZ$82

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DURATION: 50 minutes
OPEN HOURS: tours between 10am – 4pm daily. Bookings recommended.
MINIMUM AGE: There is no minimum age but for safety reasons children must be accompanied by a paying adult

Explore Christchurch's renowned Botanic Gardens in comfort on a guided Botanic Gardens Tour.

Sit back and take in the beauty of the various sections of the gardens as your driver navigates you around the 21-hectares on board an all-weather electric shuttle.

The live commentary points out the seasonal highlights you’ll pass as you travel in comfort on a 50-minute tour. A fantastic way to experience an informative overview of this renowned and vast space, the Botanic Gardens Tour is a must-do activity for locals and visitors alike: there’s something new to see every season!

Bookings recommended: book online, phone us on 03 366 7830 or speak to our driver. 

The tour departs from behind the Peacock Fountain close to the Botanic Gardens entrance on Rolleston Avenue: look for our purple flag marking the departure point.

Tours are approximately 50 minutes duration and end back at the departure point. Bookings are essential and can be made via our website, by phoning our reservations team on 03 366 7830 or by booking with the driver for the next available tour.

The Botanic Gardens Tour offers scheduled tours between 10am and 4pm daily. Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes prior to your tour time to check in with your driver and take your seats on board.

Each shuttle and trailer can seat up to 19 guests plus a driver. Our eco-friendly electric shuttles have clear plastic sides that can be put in place to keep our guests dry during inclement weather. A small stepstool is also available for guests who need assistance boarding. Please note we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on the tour at this time.

Tours take approximately 50 minutes. Bookings are essential and can be made online through our website, by phoning our reservations team on 03 366 7830 or by booking in person with the driver for the next available tour.

The tour departs from nearby the Peacock Fountain close to the Botanic Gardens entrance on Rolleston Avenue.

There are plenty of on-street and off-street parking options near the Botanic Gardens: see Christchurch City Council’s website for parking locations.

For guests arriving by Christchurch Tram, stop 13 is directly across the street. The tour departure point is also a 2-3 minute walk long Rolleston Avenue from Punting on the Avon’s Antigua Boat Sheds site.

Live Commentary & Seasonal Highlights

Our experienced drivers offer a live commentary about the various seasonal highlights you’ll see throughout the Botanic Gardens during your tour.

Eco-friendly Comfort

Our electric-powered shuttles are eco-friendly and offer our guests comfortable all-weather tours throughout the 21-hectare Botanic Gardens.

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