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Why I love the central city - Mark Gilbert, Hassle-free Tours

Just like buses of the 70s ... yeah baby! Snap a bird's-eye view and discover the hot-spots of Christchurch on a city tour with Hassle-free. 

We caught up with owner/operator Mark Gilbert and discovered what he loves about inner-city Christchurch.

How long have you operated in the central city?

10 years


All around the city with our city tour.

What is your go-to lunch spot?

Has to be Cookai, sushi train in The Crossing.

Where in the city do you live?

Marshland, North East of the CBD.

Tell us what your ideal day out in the city looks like?

Heading into town for lunch at the sushi train. From there we would take the kids to the Canterbury Museum followed by wandering around the city to explore what's new.

What sets Christchurch central city apart from other places in the city? Or other cities in New Zealand?

Christchurch is vibrant and constantly changing, there's always something new to explore.

Can you sum up the central city up in one word?


What would you say to someone who says there is nothing to do in the central city?

Jump on our Double Decker bus, our driver/guides will show you there's heaps of things to do in the central city. 

Can you finish this sentence: ’I love Christchurch central city because…”

... there is always something new and exciting to check out with loads of great places to eat and shop.

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