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

Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Product ID: 96669
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Experience the best of Christchurch by land and water with a combined ticket to the hop-on and hop-off vintage tram, a punt along the River Avon in a glass-bottom boat and a ride on the unique Christchurch Gondola cable car.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
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
  • Hop off at highlights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens
  • Get 360-degree views of Christchurch from a glass 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. Choose from 2 departure points, and venture through the city center propelled by a boatman dressed in Edwardian costume. Set off from Worcester Street Bridge and listen to the live commentary about how the city was rebuilt after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and remains fast-growing. Journey through Hagley Park from the Antigua Boat Sheds and travel alongside the Botanic Gardens to admire some of the native flora of New Zealand. Stay warm with the provided blankets and hot water bottles on cold days!

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, purchase souvenirs in the "Shop at the Top" or go for a hike on one of the many walking trails, such as the trek to Crater Rim, formed by the volcanic activity that created Port Hills.

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 and hot water bottles (if required)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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 the Antigua Boat Sheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace or 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)
• Children under 15 years old can join free of charge
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 10 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.9/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Product ID: 96669