Christchurch Sights and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve LT-76ACS


Combine a half day city tour of Christchurch taking in not only the damage to the city by several earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 and the rebuild currently taking place but also the remaining historic landmarks and the existing beauty of this picturesque city together with admission to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve with a fully guided tour of the reserve, including Kiwi viewing.

Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with pretty ponds and water features, drive through the city centre once with its historic buildings and architecture now heavily destroyed and badly damaged by the Earthquake hitting the city in February 2011 . See for yourself  both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.

 You will visit both the botanical garden in the central city and the seaside suburb of Sumner.

Travel to the Sign of the Takahe to admire the spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.

The tour includes entry to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve with a guided tour of the reserves ‘Natural New Zealand’.

This tour illustrates some of the species that make up our totally unique native wildlife, our flora, and our culture.  Here you will see some of our most endangered species, including kiwi and learn about the work being done to preserve them.


  • Central Christchurch including the badly earthquake damaged city centre

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens,

  • Mona Vale House and Gardens

  • Sign of the Takahe with magnificent views over the entire city from the coastline to the mountains

  • Port Hills and Lyttelton Harbour

  • Sumner Beach and township

  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Tour

  • Stops for photo opportunities at all the key destinations 

This sightseeing option of Christchurch is designed for cruise ship passengers.

This option departs Lyttelton at 8.45am returning to Lyttelton by 3.30pm, This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.


Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 08.45
Maximum number of people : 1
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Full Commentary Tour, Admission to Willowbank Wildlife Tour with Guided Tour
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