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Christchurch Pass (Tram, Gondola, Punting & Gardens Combo)

Product ID: 96684
Board a classic Edwardian punt for a guided punt along the River Avon in Christchurch. Enjoy spectacular views aboard the Christchurch Gondola, see the sights of New Zealand’s “Garden City” on board the tram & relax on a tour through the Botanic Gardens.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tram
  • Get off at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of Christchurch from a glass gondola
  • Ride to the top of the hills for breathtaking views
  • Travel through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by electric vehicle
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. From the Worcester Street Bridge landing site, discover how the city is fast-growing and how it rebuilt itself after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola, and see the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch city and its suburbs. Marvel at the Southern Alps to the west, and the Kaikoura Mountains to the north. To the south lies the beautiful harbor of Christchurch, and to the east is the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city, and harbor from the glass-enclosed gondola.

Once at the summit, purchase souvenirs in the Shop at the Top, or go to the Red Rock Café for some refreshments. If you are feeling more energetic, take one of the many walking trails. Travel back in time at the Time Tunnel experience, and learn the development of the region. Hike to the Crater Rim, formed by the volcanic activity that created Port Hills.

With your pass, you can also climb aboard a vintage tram at your own pace with a full-day hop-on and hop-off ticket.

Travel through the regenerated city center to see innovative architecture, such as 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. The tram currently starts at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square, before passing the River Avon. Jump off at the Re:Start Mall with the Terraces and Riverside Market.

Tour the award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens by electric-powered vehicles, and experience the natural beauty of the 150-year-old gardens at ease. See the finest range of exotic and indigenous plants found anywhere in New Zealand and learn the history of this treasured city center oasis from a dedicated guide.
Includes
  • Full-day ticket for the vintage tram
  • On board commentary
  • Ticket for the Christchurch Gondola & Time Tunnel ride
  • Punting and guide
  • Live commentary
  • Blankets
  • Ticket for the Botanic Gardens
  • Guided tour by electric vehicle
  • Live commentary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the Tram stops, Gondola, Punting & Botanic Gardens Tour. Tram stop number 1, Cathedral Junction.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tram where you exchange your voucher starts running at 9:00 AM (September - March) and 10:00 AM (April-August)
• Please note that the best times of the year to visit the Botanic Gardens are spring (September-November), or autumn (March-May). Please wear warm clothes
• Please note that this tour can be affected by the weather. The local supplier reserves the right to cancel or postpone your tour for safety or comfort reasons
• Please note that you should be prepared to share a Punting ride with other guests, especially in summer months. Exclusivity cannot be guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Can’t recommend enough if you only have limited time in the city. We had just two days and would have liked more tome to stroll around the Botanical Gardens but ran out of time. We started with the punt, gardens, gondola and finally the tram. It was such a relaxing day and the guides were very helpful.

February 3, 2020

See almost everything in one day

The Christchurch Pass gave us access to ride the tram system all day, driven by excellent guides, a leisurely drift along the Avon River with a lovely chatty guide at the punting pole, a ride on a gondola up to a great lookout point, and an entertaining electric train ride round the botanic gardens conducted by Faye. This was an excellent way to pack a great deal into our one full day in Christchurch.

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March 21, 2018

Wow followed by wow

I could not rate this 3-way activity higher, as a first time visitor to Christchurch this gave us a varied introduction. The Gondola ride was beautiful The Guided tour of the gardens was excellent but the gardens themselves are breathtaking, I have walked many botanic gardens from all around the world, Christchurch; you put everyone else to shame, it was stunning. The Punting was perfect, beautiful location, beautiful excursion. One very happy client.

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January 15, 2018

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Product ID: 96684