CRUISE SHIP DAYS - Hop On Hop Off Wine, Beer, Food & Wonders Tour - Christchurch

CRUISE SHIP DAYS - Hop On Hop Off Wine, Beer, Food & Wonders Tour - Christchurch
From NZD $99.50
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Queenstown, Otago
  • Product code: PK71KW

A self guided tour providing complete freedom of movement! Our biggest advantage is that we never rush you. Take your time and enjoy your stops, just follow our simple bus timetable.

Tastings and lunch are at your own expense and will need to be pre booked due to the volume of clients on these days. Please allow 2 stops per tasting, we have 30 minute stops in case you are needing to leave a place but 30 minutes is not long enough to do a tasting. For lunch please allow 3 stops.

Pick up: Norwich Quay Lyttelton

Pick up Times: 9.00am, 9.30am, 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am

See below for our list of stops. Contact information has been provided for your convenience. 

1. Christchurch Gondola (03 384 0310)

The gondola base is located in Heathcote Valley, and it traverses the slopes of Mount Cavendish in the Port Hills.

2. Ferrymead Heritage Park ( or (03 384 1970)

Ferrymead Heritage Park is a museum in Christchurch, New Zealand, housing groups with historical themes, mainly transport related. There is a large array of heritage exhibitions and displays that are open for viewing, particularly on Sundays. These displays are owned and operated by individual societies and manned by their volunteers. They have restored and displayed their collections for you to enjoy and these include tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, trains, cars, printing, post and telegraph, model railway, photography and much much more. If you are interested in a particular society's display, please contact the society in advance of your visit, to ensure that volunteers will be on site. 

3. The Tannery (Woolston) (

The Tannery boutique shopping centre has a range of exciting and unique shops, housed in an amazing architectural shopping destination. The Tannery is the place for individuals to shop, people who love quality, like to make ethical purchases, and want to support local crafts and artisans. It is a hub of creativity and hospitality, retail, craft and entertainment. Covering fashion, gifts, homewares, crafts, dining, and health & beauty, there is something for everyone.

4. Three Boys Brewery ( or (+64 3 940 5621) 

At Three Boys Brewery we personally tend each small-scale brew, right from selecting the best malt and hops until it leaves the brewery. Our beers are a living product; not filtered and not pasteurized - just as nature intended. Our aim is simple: finest quality beer, finest possible taste. Our beers are brewed, bottled, and canned on site so you can guarantee quality and freshness every time.

5. The Spirits Workshop Distillery ( or (021 336 416

The Spirits Workshop Distillery's ambition is to create in our distillery New Zealand’s most celebrated craft spirits. Quality food and beverages are always best enjoyed when there’s a story behind what you’re eating and drinking. We wondered what would it take to deliver our taste of New Zealand to the spirits world?

6. Ballantynes Department Store

Well renowned for its quality merchandise and exceptional service, Ballantynes is your luxury department store for designer fashion, beauty and homewares.

7. The Terrace (Riverside market)

Buzzy indoor market with retailers selling locally sourced food, plus restaurants, cafes & bars. 

7a.  Kaiser Brewery ( or (03 366 6100)

Looking for the best bar in Christchurch? Kaiser Brew Garden in the Christchurch CBD serves up cold beers, delicious cocktails, amazing food and more.

7b.   The Craft Embassy (03 366 6055)

With thirty taps of constantly changing, independent, NZ craft beer, an exceptional wine list with local, NZ, and international wines and an extensive menu of outstanding food, The Craft Embassy is your local, city destination for great food, drinks and atmosphere. 

8. Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is the Crown's official memorial for those killed or seriously injured in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. 

9. Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Welcome to the home of one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most important public art collections.

10. Punting On The Avon (03 366 0337

An iconic Christchurch attraction. Relax on board an informative punt ride and see the city from a different perspective. Sink back and admire the picturesque Botanic Gardens or glide through the evolving central city as your classically attired punter poles you quietly along the river on this eco-friendly activity perfect for all ages.

11. Hagley Park Entrance 

One of the most beautiful and well kept parks you'll visit, Hagley Park has a network of tracks linking North Hagley, South Hagley and the Botanic Gardens.

12. Christs College (

The campus is a unique combination of heritage buildings alongside state-of-the-art modern facilities that are at the cutting edge of technological excellence. Big School – our library – was built in 1863. It is the oldest educational building still in use in New Zealand.
Our guides are old boys of Christ's College. Join them on a tour as they share their knowledge and passion for the school.

13. Hagley Park Golf Club ( or (03 379 8279

Welcome to the oldest golf club in Christchurch! Established in 1873, our club has a rich history and a strong sense of tradition. Situated in the beautiful Hagley Park, our course offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. 

13. Christchurch Casino 

Christchurch Casino sets the stage for world-class casino games in New Zealand – including blackjack, roulette, poker and other table games. Our 450+ gaming machines run the latest games and offer an outstanding experience.

14. The Margaret Mahy Playground 

A fantastic Family Playground is an all-ages, all-abilities playground, it has flying fox, multiple slides, swings, area for water play. Kids (and those who are young at heart) with love this place!!

15. Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn ( or (03 3651523)

Family owned Pub and operated since 2001. Specialising in craft beer, food made from scratch and excellent service.

16. Merivale Mall 

Merivale Mall is a modern, fresh and inviting place to shop and relax. Enjoy the temptations of high-end fashion, lifestyle stores, stylish restaurants and bars. Situated in the heart of Merivale, you’ll always feel welcome, always feel special.

16a.   Aikmans Bar & Eatery ( or (03 961 6545)

With our expansive sun drenched courtyard and heated louvered area, sit back, relax and enjoy whatever the weather. We have a comprehensive selection of beers, wines and spirits, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and barista made coffee. Plus we make an exceptional cocktail. Whether it’s a quiet drink after work, drinks before enjoying a meal or a big night out with friends – our friendly bar staff will look after you.

16b.  No. 4 Bar And Restaurant  (03 355 3720) or (

  Relaxed neighborhood gastropub featuring a menu of steak & globals mains, plus a heated courtyard.

16c. Sprig & Fern Merivale (03 544 8675)

Craig, Wendy and ‘puplican’ Sparge. Our #bestlittlelocal oozes the charm and grace of the early Merivale estates, along with the classic Sprig + Fern appeal.

17. Mona Vale Gardens & Restaurant ( or (03 341 7450)

Gardens. gracious victorian bldg, Mona Vale High Teas are available Tuesday to Sunday. Restaurant menu is available from Wednesday to Sunday. Tapas menu from 2:00pm Thursday to Sunday. Cabinet food available during all open hours.

18. Melton Estate Winery ( or (03 347 4968)

Melton Estate has twice been awarded the Best South Island Wine Tourism Restaurant in the International Great Wine Capitals Tourism Awards. Melton Estate features a modern winery building overlooking rows of lush Pinot Noir vines. There are plenty of outdoor areas to enjoy, including lawns, garden areas and the deck looking out over the vineyard.

19. Rossendale Wines ( or (03 322 7780)

Based in Canterbury, New Zealand, we are a family owned wine company, producing fantastic wine for both the local and international market.

20. Wigram Brewing Company Ltd ( or (03 343 4493) 

Using a cacophony of rich international and New Zealand malts and hops, Their beers are "crafted" to surprise and satisfy. Committed to traditional brewing processes. Wigram beers do not contain any preservatives, artificial colouring or added sugars thus producing true natural flavours and character. They are members of the New Zealand Brewers Guild.

Be sure to show your Hop on Hop off wristband at selected stops to claim our great special offers! Click here for more details on specials.
Click here for Terms and Conditions. 

Prior to the day: 
This is a self guided tour - All tastings are the guests responsibility and at the guests expense. Some wineries will waiver the tasting fee when purchasing wine. We recommend booking lunch prior to the day and bringing water with you to stay hydrated. 
Please note that we cannot accommodate backpacks, luggage, wheelchairs and large prams on board our buses.

If you would like to book for more than 8 guests please contact us directly.  
Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome, however - to consume alcohol you MUST be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce a Government issued ID to prove your age. A child's tickets can be purchased for those under 13 years. 
On the Day: 
Please be at your pick up stop 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Hop on Hop off does not take any responsibility for lateness. 
We recommend no more than 8 guests hop off at any given winery - this is to ensure a more intimate and enjoyable experience. 
Our buses are not licensed which means alcohol cannot be consumed whilst on the bus. We follow strict duty of care protocols which may result in the stoppage of a guest's tour when not followed. The removal of the offending passenger in the event of consuming alcohol, intoxication or disrespectful behaviour may occur. A fine will be charged for any event which causes cleaning such as spillage or soiling the bus ($200).