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Designed with Akaroa's cruise ship passengers in mind and anyone short on time, this tour offers you an easy-paced, informative and enjoyable insight into our re-building city that you can fit into your schedule. The tour also includes two of Christchurch’s best attractions - Punting on the Avon and The Tramway.

We understand that you may have a limited time to experience what Christchurch has to offer, so we have created a compact tour that gives you a true Christchurch experience, packed with the best memories of our city to take away with you in under 3 hours.

Meet our friendly tour guide outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue. Our Hi-lights Tour departs at 12.00 noon and returns at 2.45pm in time for you to board your bus back to Akaroa. The tour operates on selected dates from October 2014 until April 2015.


  • Re-Start Mall
  • Cardboard Cathedral
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • New Regent Street
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Christchurch Arts Centre
  • Earthquake Memorial

This special package includes two of Christchurch’s most desirable activities:

Christchurch Tramway

Enjoy a guided tour around the heart of Christchurch’s CBD on a heritage Tram. This tour is a unique way to see the famous sites of the bustling city, perfect for short-stay cruise ship visitors and anyone short on time.

Punting on the Avon River

Swap your cruise ship for a relaxing guided punt tour on the Avon river. As your Edwardian-dressed punter gently guides your boat along the leafy banks of the river, take in the sights and sounds of the Garden City’s world famous Botanic Gardens. This iconic tour is synonymous with the Christchurch experience and should not be missed.

Book your Hi-Lights Tour today.