Day trip

Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

From US$ 58.43 per person

Experience Christchurch by land and water with a combo ticket to the hop-on hop-off vintage tram, a punt along the River Avon in a flat-bottom boat, and a ride on the Christchurch Gondola cable car.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tram
  • Hop off at highlights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens
  • Get 360-degree views of Christchurch from a gondola
  • Ride the cable car to the top of Port Hills for a hike in the alpine scenery
  • Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon
  • Travel through beautiful Hagley Park or the city center
Full description

Experience Christchurch from different perspectives with a combined city tour by vintage tram, punt along the River Avon and cable car ride aboard the Christchurch Gondola. Climb aboard a classic, flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt along the River Avon. Venture through the city center propelled by a boatman dressed in Edwardian costume.

Set off from Worcester Street Bridge. Listen to the live commentary about how the city was rebuilt after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and remains fast-growing.

See the beautiful alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch and its suburbs on board the Christchurch Gondola cable car. Explore the history of the region in the unique Time Tunnel experience, and pause for refreshments at the Red Rock Café.

Marvel at the Southern Alps and Kaikoura Mountains, and get 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city, and harbor from the glass-enclosed cabin. Once at the summit, browse the "Shop at the Top" or hike one of the many walking trails, such as the trek to volcanic-formed Crater Rim.

Journey by vintage tram and see the “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day hop-on and hop-off ticket. Explore the regenerated city center to see innovative architecture, such as a shopping complex made out of shipping containers.

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 17 strategic stops. Discover the vast urban space of Hagley Park, explore the boutique stores of New Regent Street and much more!

Includes
  • Full-day ticket for the vintage tram
  • On board commentary
  • Ticket for the Christchurch Gondola and Time Tunnel
  • Punt with a guide
  • Blankets (if required)

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    The tram loop starts at Cathedral Junction, but you can board the tram at any of the 17 stops along the route. Alternatively, start your adventure at the Christchurch Gondola Base Station, 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, or begin with a punt from Worcester Street Bridge, Christchurch.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please note that you should be prepared to share a punt with other guests, especially in the summer months
    • Please bring a warm coat for the Christchurch Gondola. It is 500 meters above sea level and can be cold and windy at the summit
    • A shuttle bus is available between Christchurch city center and the Christchurch Gondola for an additional fee
    • Trams run every 15 minutes from 09:00 to 18:00 in the summer (October - April) and from 10:00 to 17:00 in the winter (May - September)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 102 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    We had one day in Christchurch as we were on a cruise. This was a lovely way to see the city and get commentary from different tram drivers as we hopped off and on -- we had caught a public bus from Lytlleton and along the way a local said not to worry about the tram as you could walk the route just as easily and suggested riverside market and the view from the library -- we did those things as we saw them from the tram and the trams had stops at both -- we then went on the punt which the lovely customer service fellow had booked a time for us when we picked up our tickets at the first tram stop. The punt was wonderful as the weather was perfect and we glided by the botanic gardens and there were ducks everwhere. The Gondola ride has great views - I am scared of heights but I managed. The souvenir shop at the top is astounding.

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    January 12, 2023

    The tram , will give you the chance to wander around the city, and i am pretty happy that, i was able to see many places in the city. The main attraction for me is the Gondola, from which you can see the whole city. Punting gives you a quite and calm experience. So in total ,the whole trip is worth it.

    January 8, 2023

    i would totally recommend this 3 combo deal to anyone visiting Chirstchurch! Such a great way to see and explore the city! The tram was great to hop on and off at different places of interest. Make sure you book your time online ASAP for the punt as spots are limited and you do NOT want to miss out - it was so beautiful!

    December 6, 2022

    Product ID: 96669