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Christchurch-The Highlights-Cashmere, Lyttelton and Seaside + Gondola 1/2 day **

Bespoke, private, flexible tour with an experienced Local who has 16 years experience in the tour business.

Passengers can stop when they like...unlike a bus tour where the participant goes where they are told.

See a city enjoying a NZ$50 billion rebuild.

See, $1million Margaret Mahy Playground, Memorials, Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, Arts Centre, parks and gardens...this is The Garden City after all. Check out the Street Art. Wow!

You'll be tempted to sample a kiwi icon ...'Hokey Pokey' pure dairy fresh NZ ice cream - complimentary.

Climb 1,500 ft (330 metres) up to the top of the Cashmere Hills and marvel at the 360 deg views from the Gondola Station. Take the incredible Time Tunnel ride. All included in this one tour price.

NOTE: When booking - minimum two adults.

10:00 am is a great time to tour but this time is flexible. 2:00 PM is also offered. Let Christchurch Taxi Tours know your preferred time when you book.
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4 hours


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Gondola and Time Tunnel entrance for all guests
    • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Gondola
    What's excluded :
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Christchurch Gondola, 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022 New Zealand

    Tour of Downtown CHCH where NZ$50 billion is rebuilding our city into the most modern city in the world. See the Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, Arts Centre, Memorials and new modern architecture blend into the old.

    Travel through the hill suburb of Cashmere, past the Sign of the Takahe, Stop at the historic Sign of the Kiwi.

    Drive over the hills into the port town of Lyttelton where the first settlers landed before building Christchurch. We'll stop at the historic Time Ball Station, one of only five left in the world.

    Driving through the longest road tunnel in NZ we'll take in the Gondola, climb 1,500 ft, spend an hour while being blown away with the views. Take the Time's excellent.

    Drive through the hill suburbs of Redcliffs and Mt Pleasant and onto the seaside suburbs of Sumner and Scarborough.

    Marvel at 'Brigadoon' as we return you to your accommodation.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Lyttelton Time Ball Station, 2 Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton 8082 New Zealand

    The Victorian-era Timeball Station – used to signal the time to ships in Lyttelton Harbour.

    The concept of dropping a ball to mark time dates back to the mid-1800s in England to signal the time to those who could not afford clocks and watches. The Lyttelton timeball, built in the 1870s to help sailors establish their longitude, is on the Lyttelton hillside overlooking the port and harbour. It is one of only five working in the world.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Christ's College, 33 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

    Christ's College, Christchurch is an independent, Anglican, secondary, day and boarding school for boys, located in the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand. Founded in 1850 by Reverend Henry Jacobs in Lyttelton as a school for early settlers, College is the oldest independent school in the country.

    A fine example of old English architecture.

    Stop At: Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu), Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu is the largest art institution in the South Island and home to one of New Zealand's most important public art collections.
    Located in the heart of the city's Cultural Precinct, our Maori name, Te Puna o Waiwhetu, relates to the life-giving properties of the artesian spring on which the Gallery is built and our role in contributing to the cultural wellbeing of the community.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial, Corner of Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch New Zealand

    A resident's contribution, this 185 empty white chairs, is an unofficial memorial for the 185 individuals who died in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

    A resident's contribution

    Pass By: Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, 68 Oxford Terrace Corner of Oxford Terrace and Montreal Street, near the Montreal Street Bridge., Christchurch 8011 New Zealand

    The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is the Crown's official memorial for those killed or seriously injured in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. It is located on both sides of the Avon River downstream from the Montreal Street bridge.

    Pass By: Margaret Mahy Family Playground, Cnr Manchester & Armagh Streets, Christchurch New Zealand

    The spectacular all-ages, all-abilities playground is free to visit and open all day everyday! Named after one of Canterbury's much-loved authors, Margaret Mahy, the unique design also reflects the Canterbury Plains and Port Hills environment. Here's what you'll find:
    - Cool playground equipment, like the 4 metre wide-slide and double flying fox
    - Sand play, swings, rockers and a crawl tunnel for toddlers
    - Water cannons, sprinklers and a splash pad with controllable jets
    - Separate activity zones for different ages
    - Lawn picnic areas and seating, public toilet, change facilities and shade canopy, food and beverage retailers including coffee and icecream carts! So much to discover!

    Stop At: Cardboard Cathedral, 234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand

    The Cardboard Cathedral, formally called the Transitional Cathedral, in Christchurch, New Zealand, is the transitional pro-cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, replacing ChristChurch Cathedral, which was significantly damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll collect from all Christchurch Hotels, Motels & Apartments, AirportAirports
    • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Christchurch Taxi Tours & Transfers

Activity ID: V-70293P24

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