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Discover Christchurch Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Discover Christchurch Tour
Enjoy a fun and informative Christchurch City tour on-board our classic double decker buses. At 9am you will depart on a 2hr tour exploring the outer suburbs of Christchurch. We journey up the Port Hills to enjoy incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean. Next we take a scenic drive out to the seaside village of Sumner and take time to enjoy an ice-cream or walk along the beach before returning to the city. Following this you will receive a 24hr combo pass to enjoy the Soaring Kiwi "hop-on hop-off" pass to visit all 'must see' central city attractions aboard the open-top double-decker bus. Our local drivers provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the route highlighting various points of interest including the Arts Centre, Cathedral Square, Mona Vale, Riccarton Mall, New Regent Street, Margaret Mahy playground and much more. Learn about the history of Christchurch including the vision to rebuild and restore the city following the 2011 earthquake.
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Buzz wrote a review Aug 2019
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I wandered around the city and decided to jump on this beautiful bus tour. Luckily I met Kris my tourguide which just took me couple a days before on the lord of the rings tour. He did a very good job, his skills to entertain and fascinate the passengers is incredible. 10 outta 10. I would do it again!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour
Responded Aug 19, 2019
Kia Ora and thank you for your fantastic review of our City Tour. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with Kris and found his commentary fun and informative. We hope you were able to capture lots of great photos of Christchurch from the top deck. Kind regards, from Kris and all of our Soaring Kiwi and Hassle-free Tours team. :)
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Fistral1 wrote a review Mar 2019
Hayle, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this trip out through the deserted suburbs of the red zone to the coast. Our driver was very knowledgeable and made the whole trip a very interesting experience. Our final stop allowed us to appreciate panoramic views of the city.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour
Responded Mar 19, 2019
Kia Ora and thank you for your wonderful review of our City Tour. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found the tour informative and fun! We hope you captured some great photos of your journey. Kind regards, from all of our Soaring Kiwi Tours team. :)
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H702BOtinas wrote a review Feb 2019
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Kris was our tour guide and driver! He was great and had lots of knowledge of the area. It was a nice way to see the area and then decide what you wanted to go back to. Thank you Kris for taking your time, driving safe, and telling us all the history of the area.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour
Responded Feb 17, 2019
Kia Ora and thank you for your lovely review of our Christchurch City Tour. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found Kris's commentary fun and informative. Kris is a fantastic asset to our team as he is passionate about our city and loves meeting new people. We hope you captured some great photos on-board and wish you all the best for the rest of your stay in Christchurch. Kind regards, from Kris and all of our Soaring Kiwi Tours team. :)
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Joe M wrote a review Jan 2019
Geelong, Australia219 contributions17 helpful votes
Booked this tour as a good way to spend 5 hours in Christchurch. Picked up our tickets from a lovely girl in front of the Museum. Had a lovely breakfast in the area and decided to start our journey at Cathedral Square. The trip started well and the information provided was good. We proceeded to the next stop at the Museum to pick up for the 1pm departure. We arrived there at 12:50pm and didn't depart until 1:20pm. Sitting on the open top deck in full sun wasn't that pleasant. Our driver was on the street trying to convince potential customers to hop on. When we started on our journey again the ride and commentary was good. We decided to hop off at Riccarton Mall for a shop and the driver advised us to be at the same point to hop on again before 2:15pm. No problems. We arrived back at the point at 2pm to be safe. We stood around waiting for the bus but no bus arrived. Waited til 3pm and by then we had had enough. Jumped into a cab and $25 later we arrived back in the city to pick up our car and headed off to the airport for our late afternoon flight. Whilst in the cab we saw the bus near the Margaret Mahy Playground. It was obvious that the driver was was way off the scheduled pick up times and was cutting corners to get back on track. Usually I rarely give totally negative feedback, but unfortunately today I had to. I paid for two tickets to ride three stops and then had to pay for an added cab fare back into the city. What a waste of time and money!!! Have been on many hop on and hop offs worldwide and this is easily the most unprofessional one by a long way.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour
Responded Jan 28, 2019
Kia Ora Thank you for your honest feedback and please accept our sincere apologies for failing to deliver our tour to our usual high standard on your day of travel. We are very sorry to hear about the lengthy delays you experienced and are currently investigating this situation to find out what happened and ensure it does not occur again. We appreciate your upset and frustration at having to catch a taxi at the end of the day and agree that this should not have been required. We kindly ask that you email us directly on bookings@hasslefree.co.nz to confirm your day of travel and to discuss reimbursement for your disappointing experience. We look forward to hearing from you and apologise again for any inconvenience and upset caused. Kind regards, Hassle-free Tours
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Michelle S wrote a review Sep 2018
19 contributions5 helpful votes
Loved this tour. The driver was excellent and knowledgeable. It's amazing to see how Christchurch is faring after the earthquake. There was really good information around the rebuilding process. It's also sombering to see the once beautiful homes perched on the cliffs overlooking the ocean have disappeared. It was perfect for my schedule as I had to work in the afternoon, the rest of the tour was flexible.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from HassleFreeToursNZ, Public Relations Manager at Discover Christchurch Tour
Responded Nov 5, 2018
Kia Ora and thank you for your lovely review of our Christchurch Soaring Kiwi City Tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed exploring Christchurch with us and learning the history of our city. We work hard to ensure our commentaries are entertaining and informative so it was great to hear that you found it comprehensive and enjoyed the updates on our rebuild process. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope you left with some wonderful memories of your stay in our city. Warm regards, from all our team here at Soaring Kiwi and Hassle-free Tours. :)
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