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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Christchurch
  4. Avon River

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram

Product ID: 58043
See the sights of New Zealand’s “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the vintage tram in Christchurch. Hop on and off the heritage vehicle as often as you like to explore attractions, such as the innovate Re:Start shopping area!
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Valid 24 hours
(from first activation)
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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
  • Shop at the innovative Re:Start complex, made from recycled shipping containers
  • Stroll in the urban oasis of Hagley Park
  • Discover New Zealand's most beautiful shopping street
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, 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 Beautiful Street.”
  • Full-day ticket for the vintage tram
  • On board commentary

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Meeting point

The tram loop starts at Cathedral Junction, but you can board the tram at any of the 17 stops along the route

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Important information
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• Trams run every 15 minutes from 09:00 to 18:00 in summer (October-April) and from 10:00 to 17:00 in winter (May-September)
• Children under 15 years old are free of charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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

Wonderful experience for a local (me) to keep up with all the changes.

Will be recommending to others (local and visitors) as a unique and informative experience. Great tram driver, friendly with a touch of humour. Loved the options of all day, on/off experience. Worked well for both my grandson and me as the tram provided an easy link between the wonderful Margaret Mahy playground and the Museum, gardens, Art Centre etc, etc. Thank you

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October 15, 2017

Very friendly tram drivers with good commentary

February 21, 2020

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Product ID: 58043