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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$25.77*
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Christchurch Rebuild Tour
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US$36.81*
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Akaroa Return Shuttle from Christchurch

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Tells a fascinating story

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Still sad to see the damage from the earthquakes but the rebuilding is very encouraging. This tour, Luke was the tour guide, was excellent. Very informative and well worth spending an hour and a half in a very comfortable bus. I booked on line which was a lot cheaper. Parking is a bit hard to find and the two hour... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing our Rebuild tour. I'm glad you found it informative and appreciated our guide Luke and his knowledge. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Christchurch a few days ago and to be honest wasn't that keen as I thought it would be ruined. I am now ashamed after taking the rebuild tour and will encourage everyone I know to come to Christchurch. This tour was very moving and insightful. I was sad all over again for Christchurch, but at the same time very... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing the Rebuild tour. I'm pleased you enjoyed it and were able to see first hand the progress that has been made in rebuilding our city. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We took a tour last week. The driver was either ill informed or lazy. I'm a local and could have done many times better commentary even without notes, disappointing

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent tour in Christchurch. I don't believe this review is for the Christchurch Rebuild tour. Our drivers do not give a commentary. An informative commentary is given by a guide from Canterbury Museum on our tours. I think you may have been on another tour in Christchurch. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Really informative tour - had not been to Christchurch for 9 years so noticed a huge difference but also great to see the rebuilding happening.

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

Thanks for reviewing our Rebuild Tour. We are pleased you found the content informative and were impressed with the progress being made in the city. More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Hi this is gowtham adabala. Please avoid red bus service they wont inform you anything we have to know our-self...customer care service also worst service.In customer care service on lady is there sofia named she don't know how to talk with customer.

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

I am sorry you were disappointed with your Christchurch Rebuild tour recently. We do not have a driver or guide named Sofia. Is it possible you were not on a Rebuild tour, but some other tour in Christchurch? Please provide more details and we will look into this further. More 

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