This tour is not currently operating due to COVID-19. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you soon!
Hop aboard and prepare to take Christchurch head on! With an eclectic mix of new and old, Christchurch is truly a city like no other. Take in the historic sights from the top deck of our double decker bus and Hop On and Hop Off completely at your leisure.
We have two tour routes available, the Central Tour explores the central city sights and the Discover Tourcircumnavigates the outer suburbs. You can also purchase a combo ticket to enjoy both tours, ensuring you make the most of your time in Christchurch!
The Central Tour red loop is operated on an open or closed top double decker bus and is a one hour long tour, or you can choose to spend all day hopping on and off at the different stops along the way. On this tour you will see how the earthquakes have completely changed the Christchurch central city landscape and you will see and learn about the exciting rebuild, which is now well underway.
The Discover Tour blue loop is a two hour tour operated on a classic London closed roof double decker bus or small single coach. This tour travels into the ‘red zone’ which is a residential area where more than 6000 homes were demolished after the earthquakes.
Your guide will talk about the many exciting opportunities that are being explored to redevelop this area. The tour then heads out to the beautiful seaside area of Sumner where you will have time to enjoy an ice cream on the beach, before heading to the Port Hills to enjoy breathtaking views over the city, Canterbury plains and out to the Southern Alps.
Prepare to explore a truly stunning city with both an epic and recent history which will leave you feeling completely inspired.
Explore the very best that Christchurch has to offer with one fantastic COMBO PASS! Enjoy both Soaring Kiwi Tours and SAVE! There is no better way to spend a day in Christchurch! Purchase a 48hr Combo Pass and you will also receive FREE Quake Museum Entry!
(Note: Children aged 14yrs and under ride FREE of charge! See below for details. There are no accommodation pick ups available for this tour. We reserve the right to amend the tour route or vehicle at any-time, without notice, due to unforeseen circumstances.)
Central Tour (Red Line)
Tour Duration: 1 Hour | Red Line
Winter Departure Times (1 May – 31 Oct): Buses depart every 60 minutes from 10am, last bus departs Stop 1 at 2pm.
Summer Departure Times (1 Nov – 30 Apr): Buses depart every 60mins from 10am. The last bus will depart Stop 1 at 4pm.
Stop 1: Canterbury Museum
Stop 2: Mona Vale
Stop 3: Westfield Riccarton Mall
Stop 4: Cardboard Cathedral
Stop 5: Christchurch Catholic Basilica (Drive by only, no stop.)
Stop 6: Margaret Mahy Playground (Drive by only, no stop.)
Stop 7: Cathedral Square
Stop 8: Earthquake Memorial/The Terrace(Drive by only, no stop.)
Discover Tour (Blue Line)
Tour Duration: 2 Hour | Blue Line
Winter Departure Times(1 May – 31 Oct): Bus departs at 3pm