Changing Face of Christchurch
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,… Read More
Summer selfie time at our iconic attractions!
We decided that summer was the perfect time to hold a photo competition at our Welcome Aboard attractions – and with much mention of selfies lately, we couldn’t think of a better type of photo! Our Summer Selfie Competition began in mid-January and ran through until the end of February. Our Welcome Aboard office staff… Read More
Christchurch Trams on Track Along our New Extension!
After many years of planning, our Christchurch Tram track extension was officially opened last week on 12 February. Our staff (especially our drivers) were all looking very gleeful, as the opening had been a very long time coming after it was originally planned for 2011! The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key, stopped by… Read More
Worthy Recipient of our Annual Pass
We tracked down Kylie Ehrich who wrote an inspiring letter to The Press last week expressing delight at seeing the trams running on the complete city loop. She called in on us earlier this week, when we took some photographs on tram No. 178 and presented her with a complimentary Annual Pass for unlimited rides on… Read More
Christchurch Tramway Wins Heritage Tourism Award
Christchurch Tramway nailed a prized Heritage Tourism Award, announced at the Vero Canterbury Heritage Awards ceremony held in the brilliantly-rebuilt Knox Presbyterian Church last week. The Tramway had previously entered in the Heritage Tourism Award prior to the earthquakes, only to be beaten by the DC3-Pionair entry. On that occasion they had to accept second… Read More
500 Annual Passes To Give Away
Tune into More FM 92.1 and be in to win a Welcome Aboard Annual Pass as one of the radio station’s promotions. The much valued pass provides unlimited rides on Christchurch Tram and Christchurch Gondola for one year. It also offers discounts on other company attractions. Welcome Aboard is giving a lot away but believes,… Read More
Enter Flat Man and Phoenix
They arrive, one tall and one short. Both wear flowing cloaks and face masks. The Spiderman-like duo do not soar self-propelled to the heights of Mount Cavendish. They step aboard a Christchurch Gondola cabin and glide up the wire. The taller one checks in as the mysterious Flat Man, and the small guy as five-year-old… Read More