Botanic Gardens Tour

Cruise in Comfort Aboard Our Electric Shuttle

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What you need to know

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Approximately 50 minutes

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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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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

February 19, 2019
Lovely! Very informative tour. Great way to see the whole garden. It would take a long time to walk!

VIOLET111a - Maryborough

February 5, 2019
Well worth waiting to hop in the cart to be driven around the gardens. Stunning in summer with flowers abounding and one very rare dark blue plant flowering while on this trip. Our guide, Fay was very knowledgeable about all the trees from around the world. The Australian blue gum was enormous and our Australian visitors managed to get really close to a native pigeon (koreru) for photographs. Most unusual.It was beautiful to see the kayaking and punting on the Avon beside us too. Thoroughly enjoyed the 50 minute ride.


February 6, 2018
My wife and I spent three days in Christchurch and one of the attractions we wanted to do again was the Botanic Gardens Tour, we last did it in April 2017, when me wife had her leg in plaster. We found the tour very informative. Our driver, Faye was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. It was interesting the additional information you picked-up on the second visit.

Michael L - Rotorua, New Zealand

January 22, 2018
My mother and myself took the Botanic Gardens tour yesterday. We had a lovely guide Tara whose intelligent commentary made the tour very enjoyable. It was 50 minutes long and well worth the $20.00.

ShirleyMcMorran - Christchurch, 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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