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Christchurch Tram City Tour & Punting Combo

4.6 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch Tram City Tour & Punting Combo

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

From US$ 38.64 per person

See the sights of the “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day ticket on the tram in Christchurch. Climb aboard an Edwardian Punt for a guided ride along the Avon River.

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  • See how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011
  • Jump off the tram at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden
  • Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon
  • Float through the city centre on your punt ride to see the rejuvenated Avon River Precinct
Full description
Climb aboard a classic flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt along the River Avon in Christchurch. A punter dressed in Edwardian costume will guide you down the river, providing a live commentary along the way. Take off from the Antigua Boat Sheds to journey through Hagley Park. Punt alongside the Botanic Gardens, and admire some of the native flora of New Zealand. Blankets and hot water bottles are provided on cold days, so don't let the weather put you off! 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 Oxford Terrace and Riverside Market, or 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
  • Punter and guide
  • Live commentary
  • Blankets and hot water bottles (if required)

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    Meeting point

    Please exchange your voucher for your tickets at the Christchurch Attractions Booking Office at Tram Stop 1 in Cathedral Junction (109 Worcester St),

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please notify the local supplier at least 24 hours in advance of any cancellation. If notification is not provided, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged to the booking agent. If no notification of cancellation is received within 2 hours of the departure time, or in the event of a no-show, no refund will be given
    • Trams run every 15 minutes from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in summer (October-April) and from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in winter (May-September)
    • Last Tram departs Cathedral Junction 1 hour before closing time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 17 reviews

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    The Christchurch tram system with hop on hop off options it’s an excellent way to see the downtown area of the city. The drivers were all very knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed this tour. We also purchased along with that ticket the Avon by punting. This is a slow boat of a gentleman paddling down the waterway near the botanical gardens. Restful and peaceful. Enjoy the day in Christ church.

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    October 29, 2022

    We turned up to the boathouse to a very warm welcome, the service was excellent and so friendly, our guide shared very interesting information and the punt skill was smooth we thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back again. The Tram ride was so enjoyable, the guide was so nice and pleasant. Really enjoyed it and so did our teenagers

    April 26, 2022

    This was a unique experience. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The hop on and off feature of the tram was perfect. The punting was relaxing. You can make an entire day hopping on and off the tram at different spots checking things out. Perfect way to scope out some of the city sites

    January 4, 2020

    Product ID: 96651