Avon River
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Christchurch Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Tour

1. Christchurch Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Tour

Climb aboard a vintage tram for a unique dinner tour of Christchurch. Admire the city’s sights illuminated for the night as you dine on a 4-course, chef prepared menu. The colonial-style Christchurch Tram has been fully refurbished inside and out to create a cozy, intimate experience. It’s fully air-conditioned for comfortable dining at any time of year. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival. Glide past city highlights, such as the Avon River and Botanic Gardens on a 2.5-hour journey through the city center. See how the city has been rebuilt since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Popular with locals and out-of-towners, the dinner tour features chef-prepared menus in a dining car for up to 36 people. Enjoy seasonal fare served from the tram’s tiny kitchen, including a first course, main course and dessert. As well as a creative selection of innovative meals, the chefs can also cater to specific dietary requirements with prior notice.

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Christchurch: City to Sea Electric Bike Tour

2. Christchurch: City to Sea Electric Bike Tour

Pedal your way along the popular Avon River Trail and take in the sights as you watch the landscape change from the city to the sea. Enjoy a relaxing bike ride as you explore the Red Zone and learn more about Christchurch and the earthquakes that created the Red Zone from your guide.  The 12km Avon River trail takes in a mixture of purpose-built cycle and walking track as well as roads that have been closed to motorised vehicles following the 2011 earthquake. No longer a demolition zone, the Avon River corridor is a green space that bridges the city and coast. Enjoy a coffee in the village of New Brighton, take in the pier and seaside air. There is plenty of time to explore with fantastic views of the Port Hills and a different perspective on Christchurch. Your knowledgeable guide will teach you the impact of the earthquakes that created the Red Zone and the vast history of Christchurch along the way, along with the regrowth of this beautiful and ever-changing city.

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Christchurch: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

3. Christchurch: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Christchurch's top highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a 2.5-hour guided tour riding a bike.  Ride in class and comfort on bike discovering various parts of the city.  See Christchurch differently and feel cool as you cruise around Hagley Park, the Avon River Trail, the Arts Center, and more uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your fun bikes. Visit many famous sights in central Christchurch like the Town Hall, the Margaret Mahy Playground, and discover architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

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What people are saying about Avon River

It was a great experience, delicious food. A table for two with a glass of bubbles and a divine starter. We enjoyed the tram ride stopping along the way, taking in all the nightlife and happenings in town. Ending with dessert and a coffee. Full dining experience, 4 courses, smaller servings with stunning flavours. Something you have to experience in Christchurch.

Lovely warm ambiance on a cold Winter night Beautifully set tables with appetizer and blush champagne awaiting us Very friendly welcome from a top notch waiter Joe Food was supberb and beautifully presented Christchurch at night just lovely with many lights and friendly people waiving as we circled around Highly recommend

This was a truely lovely experience. Great food, great ambience and we were made very welcome by the hospitality staff. A very nice touch to take our coats on entering the tram. I would highly recommend this. Only downside- the toilets at the terminal (not on the tram) were disgusting.

Definitely a must do. Even if you only do it once make a booking you wont regret it. It is a unique experience.

Lovely meal, helpful, knowledgeable staff. Would do it again, maybe in the summer next time.