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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Best Free Tours in Christchurch

In 2011, a terrible earthquake caused extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings in Christchurch. Roads were cracked, the port was damaged, there were floods and, also, many stories of bravery and solidarity. After these years, the city is flourishing again as one of the best tourist destinations in New Zealand. The Free Walking Tours in Christchurch are designed by local guides passionate about tourism and are perfect for travelers who want to discover the best highlights of this resilient city. The Free Christchurch City Tour is an introduction to the past, present and future of this dynamic city, from the early European settlement in the 1800s, to its financial and industrial booming. You will discover how the city was founded, where its name comes from and much more.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Christchurch

With Free Tours in Christchurch tourists will see historical buildings, some of the city's best street art and new landmarks created to commemorate the 2011 earthquake that devastated the city. One of the most extraordinary highlights in the downtown area is the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral. This extraordinary cardboard temple was originally intended as a temporary replacement for the beloved Victorian-era Anglican Cathedral that was damaged beyond repair during the earthquake, but now it has become a powerful symbol of Christchurch’s resilience. Apart from this, travelers can’t miss the Christchurch Arts Centre, New Regent Street, and the Bridge of Remembrance. One of Christchurch's most popular attractions is the 150-year-old Canterbury Museum, with a comprehensive display of historical objects.

Things to Do in Christchurch

Joining Christchurch Free Walking Tours, you’ll learn that the city has so many parks, public gardens, and recreation areas, that it has earned the nickname “Garden City.” The free-to-enter Christchurch Botanic Gardens are not only a great place to unwind, but also the perfect spot to see from lawn with roses to tropical plant conservatories. For outdoor lovers, we recommend hiring a boat at historic Antigua Boat Sheds, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Of course, Christchurch is the gate to the South Island, the largest island of New Zealand. So, there are many delightful private excursions that can be taken from Christchurch. Kaikoura is a whale-watching destination that can be visited in a one-day trip, and there are adventure tours that will take travelers to Mount Cook (Aoraki), the highest mountain in New Zealand.

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