5 reasons why you need a Tram & Gondola Annual Pass

Our Tram & Gondola Annual Passes are very popular with Christchurch locals. Here are 5 reasons why an Annual Pass is a great buy:

  • Value for money – at $69 per adult and $149 for a family of five you only need to visit the attractions 2-3 times before your Annual Pass has paid for itself. It’s a great option for weekend and school holiday activities or to entertain friends and family from out of town.


  • Family friendly – the Tram and Gondola are suited to our smallest customers (as well as to everyone else). Kids love riding the trams and many have a favourite (blue tram 1888 is particularly popular, perhaps because of its Thomas the Tank Engine-blue hue!) The hop-on hop-off style of the trams means you can stay on board for as long or short of a trip as you would like. Kids also enjoy the journey up and down the Gondola in the cabins, and the Time Tunnel ride and café were designed with children in mind. There’s also great coffee and food for parents to enjoy as well
Family viewing scenery from Christchurch Gondola summit
  • Great way to keep up with what’s happening in central Christchurch – there are plenty of great activities around the Tram route like Turanga, Margaret Mahy playground, changing exhibitions at the Museum and Art Gallery, the markets at the Arts Centre and the Botanic Gardens including the popular children’s playground and school holiday activities that are run by the information centre. Hoyts EntX is also nearby as is the Riverside Market which will be opening later this year


  • Embrace the outdoors – there is beautiful scenery at the Gondola plus some great walking tracks and lots of space to explore. The trams also stop near the green spaces of the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park and Victoria Square which are well worth a visit.
Family viewing scenery from Christchurch Gondola summit
  • Awesome discounts – get some great discounts off our other Christchurch Attractions products with your Annual Pass! These include a 10% discount at the Gondola’s gift store, 30% off Punting and Botanic Gardens Tour tickets, and 50% off Hanmer Springs Jet tickets for Annual Pass holders: just present your card to receive a discount


A Tram & Gondola Annual Pass is a great investment for families and adults alike. Book online or purchase your Annual Pass in person at our attractions!