Embark on a captivating journey through Christchurch’s cultural and natural wonders with our curated walking tour. Begin at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a lush haven boasting over 250 varieties of plants, a Victorian-style greenhouse with tropical flora, and opportunities for birdwatching, especially cormorants during spring. Next, pass by the Canterbury Museum, home to impressive exhibits showcasing Antarctic finds and Maori heritage. Continue to the Christchurch Art Gallery, which houses over 6,000 exhibits and renowned for its family-friendly activities, ensuring an enriching cultural experience. Stroll through Cathedral Square, a vibrant hub offering a vibrant ambiance. Lastly, marvel at the Cardboard Cathedral, a transitional masterpiece and recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, art lover, or architecture buff, this tour promises a delightful exploration of Christchurch’s diverse attractions.

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  • Witness some of the most iconic sites in Christchurch
  • Discover intriguing stories about the city's history and heritage
  • Marvel at unique landmarks while enjoying storytelling


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Christchurch Botanic Gardens

    The central garden has over 250 varieties and is gorgeous in full bloom. There is also a big Victorian-style greenhouse with lots of tropical plants. For those who like bird watching, you should look for cormorants during spring, like the fertile wood pigeons.

  • 2

    Canterbury Museum

    The museum's main attractions include artifacts from Antarctica finds and the impressive displays of Maori heritage at the Iwi Tawhito and Nga Taonga galleries. Over the past 15 years, the museum has attracted many visitors. The museum's curators are been internationally recognized for their research. (Visit from the outside)

  • 3

    Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

    The museum has more than 6,000 exhibits that form the foundation for the collection. The museum is known for its family-friendly activities. So ask in advance if you're passing through Christchurch and make sure you don't miss out. (Visit from the outside)

  • 4

    Cathedral Square

    You can visit the square and enjoy public art performances or play a game of chess. There is also a wide selection of food, where you can choose ethnic food, vegetarian food, and local food from food trucks or restaurants or even drink a cup of fresh coffee. (Visit from the outside)

  • 5

    Cardboard Cathedral

    It is a transitional temple listed as one of the most important places to visit in Christchurch. If you are an architect or even just looking for something extraordinary, then Cardboard Cathedral is worth visiting. The building is also a must-see and won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. (Visit from the outside)

Meeting Point

In front of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens (Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.