Best of Christchurch

Price: $75.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5-minute shuttle is required to reach your departure location. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Restrictions This tour can accommodate folding wheelchairs, however, all guests must be able to board the tour vehicle without assistance.

Best of Christchurch from Lyttleton New Zealand

Embark on the Christchurch Highlight Tour with a meet-and-greet in the charming Lyttelton township. Traverse the inner bays of Lyttelton Harbour, winding through Governors Bay and ascending Dyers Pass to the Sign of the Kiwi. This vantage point offers breathtaking views of the extinct volcanic crater housing Lyttelton Harbour and the city of Christchurch.

Continue your journey to the Sign of the Takahe, a Scottish-inspired castle with a panoramic viewing platform showcasing the City of Christchurch, Pegasus Bay, the Canterbury Plains, and the majestic Southern Alps. A brief 5-minute walk leads to this awe-inspiring vista.

Next, depart for Mona Vale, an elegant stately home surrounded by magnificent gardens. Travel through the hillside suburb of Cashmere, exploring the southern and western residential suburbs, including the exclusive Fendalton. Upon arrival at Mona Vale, stroll through its grounds along the Avon River, with the option to explore further before meeting your guide at the rear gate house. Depart Mona Vale and head into the central city of Christchurch, delving into its history and the impact of the 2011 earthquakes. The tour concludes in Cathedral Square, providing an opportunity for exploration on foot and capturing memorable photos.

Heading back to Lyttelton, the route encompasses the Eastern Suburbs, estuary, and the beach suburb of Sumner, with its picturesque sand and surf beaches. Traverse Evans Pass for stunning views of the harbour heads and southern bays, closed for over 7 years after the 2011 earthquake.

A stop at a viewing platform on the harbour side of Evans Pass offers vistas of the ports' container and coal terminals, along with the historic Timeball station. The tour culminates in Lyttelton township, where a shuttle awaits to transfer you back to your cruise ship.