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"Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram with Optional Gondola and Avon River Punting"When you arrive at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens hop aboard an eco-friendly electric-powered caterpillar vehicle for your tour through the gardens an oasis of exotic and indigenous plants located on a 52-acre (21-hectare) preserve in the heart of the city between Hagley Park and the Avon River.While you ride listen to entertaining commentary from the onboard guide and hear fun facts like which trees make the best bows and arrows. The full tour of the gardens takes about one hour
From NZD20.00
 
Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour
"Revel in a tranquil boat ride as you go punting along the Avon River in Christchurch. The flat-bottomed boat designed for small rivers and shallow water is operated by a punter who uses a long pole to propel you across the water. Dressed in a traditional Edwardian costume your punter shares informative commentary about Christchurch history and the sights you pass. Sidle up to your sweetie for a romantic ride or take friends or family to enjoy the sights and history of Christchurch from the Avon River. Admire wispy willows that line the banks of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens among other scenic sights on your 30-minute boat ride. And don't worry about the weather: Blankets
From NZD28.00
 
"Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens
"Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens Gondola and Hop-On Hop-Off Tram""After hotel pickup board an air-conditioned coach to begin your Christchurch sightseeing adventure enjoying informative narration from your knowledgeable guide during the drive.Your first activity is a 30-minute boat ride on the tranquil Avon River by punt a traditional flat-bottomed boat. Share the small comfortable boat with a couple of companions
From NZD129.00

The Christchurch botanical gardens Tips (37)

Lungs of the city

Beautiful gardens and spaces. A safe place during the earthquake. Free summer concerts on Sundays. Punt along the river. See my travel guide on New Zealand and photo albums. Don't forget to visit the...
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denise16
Feb 19, 2015

Hagley Park

Hagley Park, created in 1855, is the largest open space in Christchurch. It was named after the country estate of Lord Lyttleton and is famous for its open spaces. It is the home of the Christchurch...
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al2401
Aug 03, 2012

Roses, ferns and birds

When you walk under the majestic trees and huge shrubs of the Botanic Garden you get an idea that they must be very old. In fact they have been founded in 1863. Wetlands and sand dunes have been...
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Kakapo2
Apr 04, 2011

The Cristchurch botanical gardens

One of the most delighful gardens of this Garden City is located only 5 minutes from the city center. First developed just before the turn of the 20th century ...Gates open daily 7AM-5:30PM winter,...
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kris-t
Apr 04, 2011

Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are a great place to take a walk, especially along the Avon River which runs along the park. This is the best collection of exotic and native plants in New Zealand. Some of the...
grkboiler
Apr 04, 2011

Botanic Gardens

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place to wander around during the day. It has a wealth of plants to enjoys and many tracks taking you through a great variety of landscapes. This...
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fishandchips
Mar 05, 2008

Christchurch's Botanical Gardens

During your time in Christchurch, I would definitely take a chance to stroll through the Botanical Gardens. The gardens are located just to the west of the city, by following Hereford or Worcester...
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ATXtraveler
Mar 01, 2008

The new Look of the Peacock Fountain

The Peacock Fountain next to the main entrance of the Botanic Garden has long been a kind of eyesore. Ok, ok… some people might have liked the striking turquoise pool around the fountain. I thought...
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Kakapo2
Jan 08, 2008

Get into the Spirit of the World Peace Bell

On 3 October 2006 a World Peace Bell was unveiled in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. It is the only one in New Zealand (as June 2007). The next one is in Cowra, Australia, since 1990. At the time of...
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Kakapo2
Jul 02, 2007

Autumn Beauty

Jac and I took woke up early to see the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch before heading off to the western towns of the South Island. We took a nice stroll through the gardens and also rested on...
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Aidy_p
May 27, 2007

Specialty Areas

The botanic gardens has a number of specialty areas in its demense. The famous rose garden is a real picture when the roses are in bloom - come late in the year to see this. The various buildings...
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fishandchips
Oct 03, 2006

Enjoy the Botanical Gardens.

Christchurch’s Botanical Gardens are situated in the eastern end of the vast Hagley Park, next to the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave at the Worcester Street junction. Entrance to the park is free...
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worldkiwi
Sep 30, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near The Christchurch botanical gardens

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Canterbury Museum

The Museum wasn't badly damaged in the Earthquakes, so reopened relatively quickly afterwards. March 2015: The Botanical gardens adjoining it are looking beautiful again and was nice to see the...
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Punting the Avon River

While I had never heard of the word "Punting" referring to anything other than the kick of a football or rugby ball, I have now come to learn that Punting is the act of propelling a punt (flat...
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Banks Peninsula

Akaroa, on the Banks Peninsula, is 84 km by road from Christchurch. It is at the end of State Highway 75 which travels along the shore of Lyttleton Harbour before crossing Gebbies Pass. The road then...
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ARTS CENTER

It is always amazing to see how amazed people are when spotting the Echo in the main court of the Arts Centre, at the Cloisters. The Echo is a simply shaped black metal frame attached to the...
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Orana Wildlife Park

This park could take you a day or so too get around.. especially if you are a photo freak like me, It's awesome if you just sit & wait. Food, Animals, friends, gift shop.. You can even get a ride...
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International Antarctic Centre

The Snow Storm room at the International Antarctic Centre is a well sealed safe environment with real snow. The temperature is set at -4C but at pre-determined times during the day a 'storm' occurs...
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