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Christchurch Hop on Hop off - City Tour - Red Double Decker Bus - 24 Hour Pass

Join us for a unique, fun and informative tour of Christchurch – the South Island’s largest city!


  • Hop-on, Hop-off and explore the city at your leisure!
  • Open & closed top double decker buses, classic and new
  • Incredible views from the top deck!
  • Visit all the must-see attractions
  • Live entertaining commentary from friendly drivers

Learn about the history of our city and view areas affected by the devastating earthquakes.

See how the vision to rebuild and restore Christchurch is coming to life!

Central Tour highlights and stops include Canterbury Museum, Mona Vale, Westfield Riccarton Mall, Earthquake Memorial, Cardboard Cathedral, Margaret Mahy Playground, Cathedral Square.

Tour information

First departure point: Rolleston Ave, outside the Canterbury Museum

Tour Duration: 1 hour for a complete loop

Tour Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Summer departure times (1st Nov - 30th Apr): Buses depart every 60 minutes from 10am. The last bus will depart Canterbury Museum at 4pm.

Winter departure times (1 May – 31 Oct): Buses depart every 60 minutes from 10am. The last bus will depart Canterbury Museum at 2pm.


  • Canterbury Museum
  • Mona Vale
  • Westfield Riccarton Mall
  • Earthquake Memorial/The Terrace - drive by only
  • Cardboard Cathedral
  • Margaret Mahy Playground - drive by only
  • Cathedral Square
  • Christchurch Catholic Basilica - drive by only
  • 24hr Adult Pass $35.00 (15 years +)

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.


    • PLEASE NOTE Tour route and vehicle - Soaring Kiwi Tours reserves the right to change the tour route (including stops) and vehicle at any time. Single coaches/vans may be provided when double decker buses are unavailable.
    • Children aged 14 years and under ride FREE of charge with accompanying adult. 2 per adult. Additional child $10

      There are no accommodation pick ups available for this tour.

      Passengers can hop on the tour at any time between 10:00am - 4.00pm (summer times) at any of the allocated stops.

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    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Byounghoon from South Korea wrote on 18 March 2020

    Thanks to driver

    I happened to ride the last bus with my wife and there's no more passengers. We were about to get off in the midway and told so to the driver. The driver explained ceaslessly, to us foreigners, about the streets till the last moment we got off. I was really impressed by his suncerety and proud to his job.

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    Roy Watson from Australia wrote on 01 March 2020

    Christchurch City Tour

    Great way to see the Christchurch City sights especially sitting on the top deck. We enjoyed it so much we went around twice. The drivers both times were very informative.

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    Cnic from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2020

    AMAZING Experience

    What a fantastic day. We are locals & took the kids for a holiday treat. The hop on hop off experience allowed us to have lots of mini adventures at different places, plus riding the double decker open bus, which was a highlight. Floyd was our driver, & was absolutely superb with his commentary. We all learnt a few new facts along the way, & Floyd even aimed some of his facts for the children to participate & remember. Thanks a bunch

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    Lilan from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2020


    It was very informative,we enjoyed it,But was very uncomfortable ride,Probably you cannot help it as its an old bus.

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    Amanda from New Zealand wrote on 15 January 2020

    Open Top Bus Tour

    It's been several year's since I did this trip..Well worth it..I personally find it best to stay on for the hour tour..then hop on and off second time around..then get picked back up hour or two later.if getting off at Ricarton Shopping Mall..also easy to get off at Cathedral Square and walk down to regent street shops..if you have time the New Library is well worth a look..I spent a few hours in there last year with son..very big and very interesting and interactive..also has cafe and wc facilities. .enjoy. .M

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