Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram
- Valid: 1 day
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, such as shopping complex made out of shipping containers. 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 17 strategic stops. The tram currently starts at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square, before passing the River Avon. Jump off at the Re:Start Mall, 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 Beaut...
It was a nice way to see the central city without having to navigate my own way around. I went on a Monday after the school holidays had finished, so it was nice and quiet.
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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.
The all day pass meant you could hop on or off at any one of the stops, then hop back on once you were ready. The conducters were awesome.
A great unique experience that gave a good insight into the city. The tram driver was most helpful,and knowledgeable.
Drivers were also good guides and very friendly. Excellent way to get around if it's wet.
A great way to see the city with excellent commentary