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Christchurch: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram

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99 reviews

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

From US$ 19.44 per person

See the sights of the Garden City with a full-day ticket to the tram in Christchurch. Hop on and hop off the heritage vehicle all day to explore attractions in the area.

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  • Explore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tram
  • See how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011
  • Jump off at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden
  • Stroll in the urban oasis of Hagley Park
Full description
Climb aboard a vintage tram for a unique tour of Christchurch, and see the “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day hop-on and hop-off tram ticket. Travel through the regenerated city center to see innovative architecture, See how the city center has been rebuilt after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Listen to a fascinating commentary from your driver as you take a full circuit in just 50 minutes, or jump on and off at leisure at 18 stops. The tram currently starts at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square, before passing the River Avon. Jump off at the Canterbury Museum, just a short stroll from the Botanic Garden and Arts Center. Discover the city’s largest urban space at Hagley Park, or explore the boutique stores of New Regent Street, New Zealand’s “Most Beautiful Street.”
  • Full-day ticket for the vintage tram
  • On board commentary
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    The tram loop starts at Cathedral Junction. However, you can also board the tram at any of the 18 stops along the city route by presenting your reference number.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Trams run every 15 minutes from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Summer, October-March and from 10:00 AM to 4:00 OM in winter, April-September
    • Children under 15 years old are free of charge
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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 99 reviews

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    This was great fun. A quirky ride around Christchurch, allowing you to see all the right places and decide how to spend the rest of the day. I went shopping and my husband went to the Botanic Gardens. When we met up, we hopped on the tram again to get back to Cathedral Square. The guides were very knowledgeable and it was really a fun hour in the city.

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    November 28, 2022

    me and my mum had a wonderful time on the tran , all the conductors and drivers were spontaneous & very knowledgeable giving us a tour around Christchurch cbd ' I highly recommend using the tram when travelling around town , there was never a dull moment , each person on all 3 trams were an absolute delight. for our first experience visiting Christchurch it was the BEST !

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    March 6, 2022

    Amazing recovery from the earyhquake

    We arrived by coach from the Majestic Princess in Akaroa to be dropped off at Gloucester Street, taking the tram down through the city. The gardens, Avon River, into Cathedral Square, around through Regent Street, full of great cafes, coffee shops. Continuing on down into the main commercial and business district, which has been remarkably been rebuilt to new standards to protect from earthquakes. Making our return down High Street, we proceeded back down the loop to the Arts and Gardens sector, riding on this great vintage tram.

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    March 16, 2019

    Product ID: 58043