Red Bus launched a new Christchurch Central City bus tour – titled The Christchurch Rebuild Tour on 31 July 2013. The new tour focuses on the future of Christchurch’s emerging CBD and the exciting new projects within it.
Some of the first passengers on the tour were a group from the Kaiapoi Club Travel Club.
Bryan Mathias, President, said ‘having done both trips now I can say that the latest venture should hold a lot of appeal to visitors and locals alike as it portrays what has happened to our areas as well as what is being done to fix it in a well structured and informative way.’
Bryan also said the group were very impressed with the tour and focussed on the positives that were coming with the rebuild of the city.
The Christchurch Rebuild Tour replaces Red Buses Red Zone Tour continuing a successful collaboration between Red Bus and Canterbury Museum. The extremely popular visitor attraction completed its last tour of Christchurch’s cordoned city centre on June 30th – to coincide with CERA reducing most of the Red Zone.
Red Bus Chief Executive Paul McNoe says “There’s a lot of development going on in our City, and it’s exciting to take visitors on a journey showing the extraordinary developments planned and underway in the City’s recovery”.
The completely revised tour consists of a new route, commentary and audio-visual material and will show visitors what was, what is happening and what is coming in the new Christchurch CBD. Canterbury Museum tour guides will once again lead the tours.
A key focus of the tour experience is what the future holds for the Christchurch City and it is designed to evolve as the City does.
The tours will run seven days a week and cost $29 (Adult), $15 (Child) and under 5 years free. The tour will be around 90 minutes long depending on the route that is subject to change. Given the nature of demolitions, construction and road works in the City Red Bus will liaise regularly with CERA and SCIRT.
The tours will depart from Rolleston Avenue, outside the Canterbury Museum. Bookings are essential.
For further information, contact Nicky Halligan, Red Bus Marketing Coordinator. Phone 03 371 3116, email@example.com