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Christchurch Rebuild Tour

 

Experience a journey through the past, present and future of The Garden City on a fully guided tour of Christchurch.

This unique 1.5 hour tour brought to you by Red Bus and a Canterbury Museum guide will showcase the incredible progress the city has made following the major earthquakes that hit the city in 2010 and 2011.

 

Highlights Include:

  • Stopping at the Transitional Cathedral - Also known as the Cardboard Cathedral, it’s one of the city’s newest buildings and was designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban
  • Stopping at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament – Devastated in the earthquake and currently undergoing a 45 million dollar reconstruction
  • Learning about the seismic forces at the work in the region
  • Seeing the innovative transitional projects that have developed
  • Finding out about the technology involved in the rebuild
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    Our modern and fully air conditioned coaches are environmentally-sustainable and wheelchair accessible ensuring your journey is a smooth one.

    The Rebuild Tour is a Christchurch activity must do and a fascinating way to experience the sights of this emerging and exciting new city.

     

    Price:

  • $40 Adult
  • $18 Child (5 to 15 years)
  • Children under 5 years are free of charge
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    Departures: The tour departs from Rolleston Avenue, outside the Canterbury Museum. Passengers must report 10 minutes prior to departure time.

    Duration: 90 minutes

     

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

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

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    Patricia from New Zealand wrote on 30 June 2017

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    Well worth doing

    Took my grandson from Brisbane with me and we both loved it. Mixed emotions of cause at the extent of the damage but the amount of work going on is amazing. That part is so exciting. A great city is in the making. Thank you so much Trish from Christchurch and Cameron from Brisbane.

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    Hi Patricia, thanks for the review. We are pleased you enjoyed the tour and were able to share the story with your grandson.

    Heather Harrison from New Zealand wrote on 10 September 2016

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    Rebuild Tour

    Thee bus takes you on a journey with a before and after video as well as up to date information around city and residential areas.

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    Hi Heather Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild tour and the 5 star rating. We are pleased you enjoyed the tour and found in informative.

    Maria from Australia wrote on 30 September 2017

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    Rebuild Tour

    We booked this Tour because I had heard that it was a must do There was 6 of us on the second to last tour. I am so happy that we made it before they finished. It was brillent to see the blue print of the rebuild of Christchurch. Its amazing & I think I may move back.Thanks to Jackie & Dale they were amazing Maria Peter & Georgie

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    Michael Jones from New Zealand wrote on 16 August 2017

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    very interesting tour

    Pity it was so wet and cold but the driver and tour guide did their upmost to ensure the tour was enjoyable. It was interesting to see the contrast between the buildings being repaired, restored buildings, new buildings, empty lots and those waiting to be restored. We were given quite a comprehensive commentary and were able to ask any questions as we went.

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    Helen from New Zealand wrote on 09 July 2017

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    There aren't enough stars...

    This tour was just mind blowing. I had no idea of the enormity of the devastation nor the scale of the rebuild. Our guide was amazing as she had lived the event and was obviously passionate about the rebuild. Everyone needs to do this

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    From Christchurch Rebuild Tour

    Hi Helen, thanks for the glowing review. We are pleased you found the tour interesting and enabled you to learn more about the earthquakes in Christchurch.

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