Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The cosmopolitan city is lively with its arts scene, abundance of entertainment options and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Situated in the Canterbury region, it was first inhabited around 1000 years ago and on July 31, 1856 Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter making it one of the oldest established cities in New Zealand.

When you tour Christchurch, you’ll experience its old-world charm with its English history still evident in its architecture and tram loops. It’s also referred to as “The Garden City” where annually the city comes alive with its flower festivals. What you’ll see are beautiful gardens spread around the city, most notable ones being Mona Vale Park on the banks of the Avon River. In 1997, Christchurch won “Garden city of the world” title.

Christchurch Tram

All aboard! Take a trip back in time with a ride on one of Christchurch’s iconic heritage restored trams. The tramway reopened in 1995 and operates a central city heritage loop, with a 1.4km extension that opened in February 2015.

Once on board the knowledgeable tram drivers will inform you of the city’s sights and landmarks along the 17-stop route. The tram will take you past well-known sites such as Cathedral Junction where the tram begins, the Avon River, the Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Victoria Square and New Regent Street. A daily ticket will allow you to get on and off the tram as many times as you wish with trams running every 15-20 minutes.

Choose from a variety of AAT Kings tours in and around Christchurch. View from our range of North and South Island Guided holidays below and explore what New Zealand has to offer.

  • waitomo glowworm grotto labc preview

    Kia Ora New Zealand

    17 Day Guided Vacation | Auckland to Christchurch

    Whether you’re a gourmand or adrenaline-junkie, love nature or thrive in cities, this Auckland to Christchurch tour acro...

    From
    $5263
  • hole in the rock bay of Islands lcba preview

    New Zealand Magic

    17 Day Guided Vacation | Christchurch to Auckland

    Whether by boat, coach, train, helicopter or on foot, the wonders of New Zealand unfold as you traverse both North and S...

    From
    $4785
  • huka falls laac preview

    New Zealand Vista

    14 Day Guided Vacation | Auckland to Christchurch

    You’ll practically be a local after this comprehensive tour of New Zealand covering both north and south islands. See 10...

    From
    $4420
  • tss earnslaw lake wakatipu lcca preview

    New Zealand Marvel

    14 Day Guided Vacation | Christchurch to Auckland

    It’s no secret New Zealand is a country of contrasts, a place uniting the world’s greatest natural assets with its most ...

    From
    $4025
  • nelson lake rotoiti lcqw preview

    Southern Spirit

    14 Day Guided Vacation | Christchurch to Wellington

    What they don’t tell you when you book this South Island tour, is how addictive this part of New Zealand truly is. You’l...

    From
    $4180
  • tranz alpine on river bend zaac preview

    New Zealand Uncovered

    17 Day Guided Vacation | Auckland to Christchurch

    From the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South, from harbourside cities to glaciers and black beaches, New ...

    From
    $5485
  • IZANB Lake Tekapo Preview 800x440

    Contrasts of New Zealand

    10 Day Guided Vacation | Auckland to Christchurch

    New Zealand packs a lot of diverse attractions across its two islands, and this 10 day Auckland to Christchurch tour bri...

    From
    $4297
  • QCANA Melbourne Laneway Preview 800x440

    Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

    18 Day Guided Vacation | Melbourne to Christchurch

    A bit city, a bit country; sometimes beachy, sometimes mountainous; in the company of locals and Indigenous guides – thi...

    From
    $6353
+

PLEASE NOTE

We're experiencing a high volume of enquiries via our email and call centre.

Have a question? Why not head to our website's Frequently Asked Questions section to find what you're looking for, or email hello@aatkings.com.au and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Need to check your Day Tour's hotel pick-up time? Click below for Day Tour departure information.

We have numerous new measures to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols.

Christchurch
ADDED TO BROCHURE

+

CREATE YOUR WISH LIST

Click "My Brochure" to build a custom made brochure with trips selected by you!

Christchurch
ADDED TO BROCHURE

+

Add tours or remove tours from your list

The maximum number of tours has been reached for your custom brochure.