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Red Bus - Rebuild Tour

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Address: Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 800 500 929
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Join a Rebuild tour of the Christchurch central city showing at first hand...

Join a Rebuild tour of the Christchurch central city showing at first hand the impacts on the central city and its iconic buildings while providing insights into the seismic forces at work during the significant earthquakes, and future development plans for the central city. The tour replaces the extremely popular CBD Red Zone tour. The tour has been completeley revised, with a new route, commentary and audio visual material.The tour includes video footage and commentary from a Canterbury Museum Guide.

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US$25.20*
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Christchurch Rebuild Tour
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US$36.00*
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Akaroa Return Shuttle from Christchurch

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Do This Tour Before You Do Any Others!

This is one those ‘must’ tours when you visit Christchurch. The bus goes from outside Christchurch Museum and returns to the same place. Most streets in central Christchurch are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one those ‘must’ tours when you visit Christchurch. The bus goes from outside Christchurch Museum and returns to the same place. Most streets in central Christchurch are ticketed maximum 2 hours. I did not have parking issues as the hotel I was staying at had a vacant block next door for guest parking free. I think a lot... More 

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. We are pleased you enjoyed the experience and it filled in a lot of the blanks for you. Our guides have a wealth of information they enjoy sharing with visitors to Christchurch. We agree it is an ideal tour to do when you arrive in Christchurch to get a good... More 

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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the information about earthquake effects and how the process of repairing and rebuilding has progressed very interesting. There are some visuals on a screen which are very helpful to see what the city was like as well. The fact that the guide lived through the earthquakes and has personal accounts of those days and the past years helps... More 

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild Tour. We are pleased you found it a valuable experience. Our guides take pride in presenting an interesting commentary including a touch on their personal experience. More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This tour is excellent. It really shows the damage to Christchurch from the sequence of earthquakes and the amazing rebuild job being done by the people. However it is confusing to find your way around at the moment.

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing tour. We are pleased you enjoyed it and hope we assisted in finding your away around Christchurch. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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731 reviews
456 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I did the tour on February, generally speaking everything running well, the tour guide really good, she explained everything clear and well, a lot of background information brought to the attention and enriched visitor's knowledge, specially if the visitors ever visited Chch before the earthquake, so really comparison apple to apple. However, one of the critique, if I have, was... More 

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Hi Santo, thanks for reviewing our tour. We will certainly take on board your suggestions concerning the timing issues your encountered on the day. I am pleased you otherwise enjoyed the tour. More 

Key West, Florida
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43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The ReBuild Tour is a moving look at the earthquakes in Christchurch and their aftermath -- and the current attempts for the city to rebuild itself. Our guide was a "victim" of the earthquake and lived in the central business district which was most severely hurt. The vitality and optimism of this wonderful city comes through and you will definitely... More 

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild Tour. We are pleased you found it informative and a must do when in Christchurch. More 

Tel Aviv
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect way to get a tour of the center of the city and learn about the fascinating story of the rebuilders by of Christchurch. To view the inspiring initiatives and art projects that spurred after the earthquake. So interesting and informative. A must.

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild Tour. We are pleased you found it informative and an interesting experience. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Had an absolute blast on this earthquake rebuild tour, learnt lots even though I'm from Christchurch anyway!! tour guide was very informative and answered any questions with ease. Love how they incorporated the 185 white chair memorial in the tour as it is quite but great to see. Appreciated the minute of silence for those who sadly passed away in... More 

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild tour, we are pleased you found it enjoyable and informative. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We booked the tour via bookme at half price therefore definitely got value for money for this tour. The tour guide Rebecca seemed nervous at the start but relaxed as the tour went on and she was very knowledgeable. The content is excellent and the tour covers a lot of the areas of the city changed by the earthquake -... More 

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild Tour. Our service on this particular day definitely did not live up to our normal high standard. We will be taking steps to ensure these delays do not occur again. It was good to hear that you found the tour interesting and good value for money. More 

Lees Summit, Mo
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766 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,280 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This tour provided good commentary but not much to see anymore in this town mostly destroyed by earthquakes.

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild tour. We are pleased you found the commentary interesting. Christchurch is making good progress with the Rebuild and there are so many new buildings in the central city opening all the time. More 

Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a terrific tour. You get to see a lot of Christchurch CBD and surrounds, with a lot of information about what was at each site, what happened to some of the buildings, and the plans for the different sites as well. Our guide was a gentleman from the Museum (whose name I have forgotten - sorry!), who was... More 

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Nicky H, Manager at Red Bus - Rebuild Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Christchurch Rebuild tour. We are pleased you found it informative. Our guides take pride in ensuring the most up to date information is presented More 

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