Explore the largest city in New Zealand's South Island aboard a classic double decker Routemaster bus.

• Hear live commentary and discover top sights.

• Travel along the 'Central' and 'Discover' tour loops.

• 2 children 14 years and under ride free per adult.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.


About The Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour:

On this 2-part sightseeing tour, see the sights of Christchurch aboard New Zealand’s only open-top double-decker tour, and then explore greater Christchurch by closed-top double-decker bus.

Accompanied by a local English-speaking guide, you'll see top city attractions like Hagley Park, the Bridge of Remembrance and New Regent Street as you learn about the city's recovery from the 2011 earthquake. You'll then leave the city centre and head to the seaside suburb of Sumner, the Port Hills for panoramic views, and the beautiful Mona Vale Gardens.

today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

headset Commentary:

  • Live English-Speaking Guide.

schedule Timetable | Red Central Line:

  • Nov 1 - Apr 30 | 10:00 to 16:00, every 60 minutes.
  • May 1 - Oct 31 | 10:00 to 14:00, every 60 minutes.

schedule Timetable | Blue Discover Line:

  • Nov 1 - Apr 30 | Departs 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00.
  • May 1 - Oct 31 | One departure at 15:00.

place Departure Point:

  • Start & Return: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Central Line: 1-Hour.
  • Discover Line: 2-Hours.

cancel Exclusions:

  • Food & Drink.
  • Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off.

pin_drop Central Line | 8 Locations:

  • 1) Canterbury Museum.
  • 2) Mona Vale.
  • 3) Westfield Riccarton Mall.
  • 4) Cardboard Cathedral.
  • 5) Christchurch Catholic Basilica (Drive By Only).
  • 6) Margaret Mahy Playground (Drive By Only).
  • 7) Cathedral Square.
  • 8) Earthquake Memorial/The Terrace (Drive By Only).

pin_drop Discover Line | 5 Locations:

  • 9) Canterbury Museum.
  • 10) Residential 'Red Zone'.
  • 11) Summer Village.
  • 12) Sign of the Takahe/Port Hills.
  • 13) Quake City.

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

After purchase you will immediately receive a ticket voucher via email. Please either PRINT or present this on a MOBILE DEVICE to staff at the tour departure point (Canterbury Museum). Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to depart.


• 2 children (0-14 years) ride free per full paying adult.

• 48-hour combo passes include free entry to Quake City.


• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 24 hours in advance of the activity start time.

Tickets added to basket

Your tickets have been successfully added to the basket.

shopping_cart View your basket now

Show Basket