Discover Christchurch

New Zealand’s only Open Top Double Decker City Tour!

Join us on our classic 1960’s London Open Top Double Decker buses for a fun and informative tour of Christchurch. Learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 22 earthquake which has now become a major event in New Zealand’s history.

On tour we will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city.

Your experience includes a tour around central Christchurch on New Zealand’s only Open Top Double Decker and a 2 hour Tour on a closed top Double Decker visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch.

During the winter months (May-October) the Open Top bus may not be operating on Tour due to weather.
The Central City Tour will continue to run on the closed roof Double Decker bus.


Discover Christchurch 3.5 hour Tour

Your full Christchurch Tour experience includes the Central City Tour on the Open Top bus and 2.5 hours on the closed top double-decker bus.

Summer Schedule:
15 Oct – 30 Apr
Departs: 10am, 12noon, 2pm

Winter Schedule*:
1 May – 14 October
Departs: 10am, 2pm

All tours depart outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue

Child: $35.00
(children age 5-14yrs)
Under 5′s travel FREE (1 per fare-paying adult)

1 Hour Tour Details

Open Top Christchurch Central Tour
A shorter Christchurch Tour experience
- 50 minutes (approximately) on the Open Top Double Decker only

Summer Schedule:
15 Oct – 30 Apr
Departs: hourly, on the hour beginning 10am, last departure 4pm

Winter Schedule*:
1 May – 14 October
Departs: 10am, 2pm

*The Open Top Double Decker bus replaced by Closed roof Double Decker during winter schedule

Child: $19.00
(children age 5-14yrs)
Under 5′s travel FREE (1 per fare-paying Adult)

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Open Top Bus highlights

  • Hagley Park and Antigua Boatsheds
  • Botanic Gardens and The River Avon
  • Canterbury Museum and Arts Centre
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Provincial Chambers
  • Catholic Basilica
  • Bridge of Remembrance and Friendship Corner
  • Cashel St ReStart Shipping Container Mall
  • Christchurch Cathedral and new Cardboard Cathedral
  • Art Deco New Regent Street
  • AMI Stadium

And much, much more!

Closed Top Bus highlights

  • Picturesque Seaside Sumner – Visit the quaint seaside village of Sumner, here you will have time to explore the beach while taking in the beautiful views of the sea towards the Southern Alps.
  • Port Hills – After departing Sumner we head up onto the Port Hills for breathtaking views into Lyttelton Harbour, over Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains, all the way to the Southern Alps
  • Mona Vale Gardens – At Mona Vale you will enjoy a casual stroll through one of Christchurch’s most famous and spectacular gardens.

Pick up Location

Rolleston Ave, outside Canterbury Museum

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Local Christchurch Guides

We have a fantastic team of local Guides who are passionate about Christchurch, its history and the rebuild and restoration of the city. Our team offers a world class experience for each and every one of our guests.