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

Christchurch Tram City Tour & Punting Combo

Product ID: 96651
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See the sights of New Zealand’s “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the vintage tram in Christchurch. Climb aboard a classic Edwardian punt for a 30-minute guided punt along the River Avon in Christchurch.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011
  • Jump off at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden
  • 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
Climb aboard a classic flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt along the River Avon in Christchurch. Choose from two departure points - the Antigua Boat Sheds or Worcester Street Bridge - for a punt through the park or city center.

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 off from the Antigua Boat Sheds to journey through Hagley Park. Punt alongside the Botanic Gardens, and admire some of the native flora of New Zealand. Blankets and hot water bottles are provided on cold days, so don't let the weather put you off!

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.”
Includes
  • Full-day ticket for the vintage tram
  • On board commentary
  • Punter and guide
  • Live commentary
  • Blankets and hot water bottles (if required)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Antigua Boatsheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, or Worcester Street Bridge City Centre, Christchurch or any of the 17 stops along the route

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Important information
Know before you go
Please note that you should be prepared to share a punting ride with other guests, especially in summer months. Exclusivity cannot be guaranteed

Please notify the local supplier at least 24 hours in advance of any cancellation. If notification is not provided, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged to the booking agent. If no notification of cancellation is received within 2 hours of the departure time, or in the event of a no-show, no refund will be given.

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.
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Product ID: 96651