Welcome Aboard operates the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour. A favourite of our Christchurch attractions, the Gardens Tour is a very affordable activity for any nature enthusiast. Glide over smooth pathways in our electric-powered Caterpillar shuttle, a cute vehicle looking like its namesake, the caterpillar.
You can hop on or off the Caterpillar at any time. Take two days, if you like, to explore one of the world’s most historic Botanic Gardens. Our Caterpillar Tour guides know their stuff. Which trees are best for making bows and arrows? Can corks be made from trees? Do bananas grow in Christchurch?
Yes, bananas grow this far South, in the immense Greenhouse in the Gardens. Leaves entwine and flowers flourish in the steamy tropical heat. Compare the sub-Antarctic daisies in another place, tough enough to survive wind and sleet. Appreciate the outdoor circular Rose Garden. Crush a leaf and smell each herb in the Blind Garden. Find New Zealand’s only World Peace Bell.
Bring your camera, at any season of the year, and enjoy what we think are the best in the Southern Hemisphere: the Botanic Gardens Christchurch.
Caterpillar Tour of Christchurch's Botanic Gardens
To contact us:
Phone: 0800 88 22 23