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Top tips for visiting Christchurch Attractions

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The latest tips and info about Christchurch and Hanmer Springs

Are you visiting Christchurch Attractions this summer? Check out our top tips to make your visit as easy as possible: Christchurch Tram – did you know Tram tickets are valid for one calendar day? Purchase yours early in the day to make the most of this and hop on and off the trams to explore…

With the South Island Wine and Food Festival about to kick off in Christchurch we thought it was the perfect time to showcase some fab New Zealand wines from our Tramway Restaurant beverage list! Chard Farm – from a lovely spot overlooking the Kawarau River in Gibbston, Central Otago, we offer chard Farm’s Maria Rosé…

The immaculately-restored heritage tramcars that run through the streets of central Christchurch have become icons of the city over the past 20 years, but did you ever wonder where they come from? There are seven tramcars in total dating from 1903 to 1934 which have operated in various places: Tram 11 – our small red…

Christmas is coming up fast, and if you’re stuck for gift ideas we’ve got some great voucher options for you to gift an experience to your loved ones! Christchurch & Hanmer Springs Attractions operate some of the most iconic activities in Christchurch and Canterbury – check out these great present ideas: Tramway Restaurant Our Tramway…

Bungy jumping is a must-do activity in New Zealand: whether you’re an NZ local or a visitor it’s well worth getting your adrenaline high in the country where commercial bungy jumping began! Our 35-metre jump off the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge at Hanmer Springs Attractions is a great way to ease you into bungying –…

In light of Halloween we’re sharing our Christchurch Gondola ghost stories! Opened in 1992 as the Mt Cavendish Gondola, the Gondola has been a favourite family activity for over 25 years. The top station is sited on top of Mt Cavendish which is located next to Mt Pleasant (the site of a Ngāti Māmoe pā…

Looking for something different for your next conference, corporate or group event? Check out the fantastic options that Christchurch & Hanmer Springs Attractions have available for you: Christchurch Gondola – for an event with an amazing view book the Gondola for your next function. Options range from a private lunch for a minimum of 20…

The first long weekend after winter is nearly here! If you’re looking for things to do in Christchurch over Labour Weekend, grab your Tram & Gondola Annual Pass or a Tram ticket and jump on board the heritage trams. There are plenty of things to do around the central city route: Turanga – the new…

Been to Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens lately? There are so many things to see and lots of popular spots but many other features that aren’t as well-known. We’ve put together our top five list of tucked away areas that are worth a visit: Foweraker House Situated down the side of the well-known Cuningham House, Foweraker House…

Our Park Punting site is teeming with feathered friends! Everyone loves feeding ducks, so why not pop down with the kids during the school holidays to feed the cute resident Avon River ducks? As part of Punting’s support of the South Island Wildlife Hospital we are giving away a bag of free duck food to…

  Hanmer Springs offers stunning scenery and a change of pace only 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch – no wonder it’s a favourite getaway choice for Christchurch families! With plenty to do it’s a great place to visit for a day trip or for a few nights during the spring school holidays: Kids go free…

  There are plenty of new restaurants popping up all over Christchurch at the moment, so it can be a bit overwhelming trying to choose one for a special occasion. The Tramway Restaurant first began operating in January 2000, and after reopening in 2014 after the quakes with new catering partners Continental on board, the…

The best things about spring in Christchurch The Botanic Gardens are in bloom You know spring is here when the beautiful Daffodil Woodland starts flowering and is filled with locals and tourists taking plenty of photo shots amongst the daffodils. Plus, the magnolia and cherry trees are starting to blossom and are looking stunning. Jump…

The Garden City is getting better and better with new fashion retail stores, bars, and restaurants opening up. The latest fashion will be on the streets of Christchurch after the opening of the new H&M store in Cashel St. This is the first H&M store in the South Island and will have the Homeware brand,…