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Botanic Gardens Tour

Cruise in Comfort Aboard Our Electric Shuttle

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What you need to know

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Duration

Approximately 50 minutes

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OPEN HOURS

We are open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)
Summer 10am to 3:30pm (November – March)
Winter 11am to 3:30pm (April – October)

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MINIMUM AGE

There is no minimum age but for safety reasons children must be accompanied by a paying adult

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Things to note

Dress warmly on the day you go exploring, and wear comfortable shoes.

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Customer Reviews

November 18, 2018
I joined the tram tour of the CHC Gardens to get an overview of this lush oasis near the CBD. Our guide Diana was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She pointed out the main areas as well as some facts about individual trees and plants.I look forward to returning to take a closer look at parts of the gardens on my return to CHC at the end of my South Island trip.

ptyduke - Florida

November 2, 2018
The gardens are very big & will take some time to walk around. The best way to do the gardens is by the Caterpillar Gardens Tour. It's a small (wheeled) train with a guide. Our guide, Faye was really great, did the tour in "English" and not much of the botanical names that loose you. Definitely recommend, especially on a nice warm sunny day.

Christine C - Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

October 10, 2018
Faye is very well-spoken, funny and she knows every plant or tree in the gardens. Without her expertise and driving skills, exploring the gardens would be much less entertaining and educational.

GlobeTrotting817164

September 29, 2018
This is the third time I have been on this tour. It is always enjoyable but particularly last Sunday. The driver was very friendly, infomative and knowledgeable about the different plants. Sorry I don’t remember his name

Judy G - New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

What You Need to Know

Our Botanic Gardens Tour suits all ages. Buy individual tickets or save with a family pass (2 adults & 3 children).

Each of our shuttles holds up to 20 people, and the shuttles make frequent stops. Our all-weather vehicles are easy to board, requiring one step to get on or off, and have safety handrails. The three electric vehicles are also environmentally friendly.

Dress warmly on the day you go exploring, and wear comfortable shoes. For safety reasons, children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Please note that children are classed as being from 5 – 15 years of age with infants under five years.

Tours begin at 10am (summer only), 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm from the Canterbury Museum entrance to the Botanic Gardens on Rolleston Avenue. Tours are also available at 10.30am (summer only), 11.30am, 2pm, and 3pm from outside the Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre (dependent on seat availability).

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