Activity – Christchurch Hop On Hop Off Tours

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 a double decker bus and Hop On and Hop Off completely at your leisure.


Tour Highlights

The Central Tour red loop is operated on an open 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.

Summer Departure Times (1 Nov – 30 Apr): Buses depart every 60mins from 10.00 am. The last bus will depart Stop 1 at 4.00 pm.

Winter Departure Times (1 May – 31 Oct): Buses depart every 60 minutes from 10:00 am, last bus departs Stop 1 at 2:00 pm.


The Discover Tour blue loop is a two hour tour operated on a Classic London closed roof double decker bus. 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.

Summer Departure Times(1 Nov – 30 Apr): Buses depart 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm.

Winter Departure Times (1 May – 31 Oct): Bus departs at 3:00 pm



The Central Tour red loop (1 hr)

Adult: $35.00

The Discover Tour blue loop (2hr)

Adult: $45.00

Children 14 years and under travel free (2 children per paying adult).

$10.00 per additional child.


Tours depart outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue.

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