A wonderful introduction to Christchurch by coach and tram.
Your tour begins with a visit to the International Antarctic Centre where you can experience the beauty and mystery of the ice continent. Focusing on modern-day Antarctica, the Centre provides an insight into the continent’s environmental significance, incredible wildlife and spectacular scenery through high-tech sound and light shows and hands-on exhibits.
Afterwards, enjoy a ride on the Christchurch Tramway and learn about the past and present of this delightful city. Starting at Cathedral Square you will travel past many of the city’s historic sights and cross the lovely Avon River on your exclusive tram trip.
Considered one of the finest in the Southern Hemisphere, the Canterbury Museum exhibits early colonial life, Antarctic discovery and the three voyages of Captain Cook. A new gallery, ‘Ancient People New Land’, features displays of the now extinct Moa (a large bird), the early Polynesians who hunted them, and three life-size diorama.
Located in the centre of Cathedral Square, the Alchemy Restaurant, at the award-winning New City Art Gallery, is the perfect spot for a Devonshire tea. As you sip your tea you may find yourself agreeing that Christchurch is indeed New Zealand’s most English city.
Note: This tour involves approximately two hours of walking; flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.