Christchurch Tram City Tour

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What you need to know

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The full circuit is 50 minutes, with tickets valid for one day

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Open hours

Summer: 9am – 6pm daily (September – March)
Winter: 10am – 5pm daily (April – August)

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There is no minimum age but for safety reasons children must be accompanied by a paying adult

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What's included

Board at any of our 17 Tram stops, and get on and off with your ticket throughout the day. The Trams run every 15-20 minutes


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What we offer


We are committed to giving you the best experience possible. Whether you are a visitor to Christchurch or a local exploring your hometown sights, our friendly staff will show you the best attractions the city has to offer.


Purchase our combo tickets for great discounts:
Combine TWO attractions and save $5
Combine THREE attractions and save $10
Combine FOUR attractions and save $15
Savings valid for adult tickets

Customer Reviews

October 19, 2019
We really enjoyed our hop on hop off tram experience. The weather was not at all pleasant so we sat and did the entire city circuit before hopping off at our first stop. Our driver/commentator Sue was fantastic. Her enthusiasm and love for Christchurch was infectious and her knowledge was impressive. Thoroughly recommend and thank you Sue!

Denise K - Gympie Region, Australia

October 17, 2019
We loved the tram tour, we received really clear information about the foundation of the city and how it is recovering after the earthquake. Our tour guide was polite and funny, taking extra care to make sure we had a good time.


October 16, 2019
I did the brief circuit (approximately 45 minutes). This was a great introduction to the downtown area of Christchurch. The driver was knowledgeable and the tram comfortable. Easy on and off.

GolfKC - Kansas City, Missouri

October 16, 2019
Whilst Christchurch isn’t that large, this 50 minute tram ride or hop on hop off as many times round as you like was really worth the money. The various drivers we had were really informative, and was interesting to learn the history of the city, especially following the quake back in 2010/2011 and how the landscape has changed in Christchurch. Kids go free with a paying adult, and I would thoroughly recommend.

RCD_31 - Essex, United Kingdom

Tram Route Map

The journey begins at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square before passing the Avon River and High Street. From here the Tram rejoins our Tram loop and passes the Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Victoria Square and New Regent Street. There are currently 17 stops along the route.

Our Tramway Restaurant departs from Cathedral Junction at 7:00pm daily March – October and at 7:30pm daily November – February. Bookings essential.


What you need to know

Christchurch Attractions Tram Tour suit all ages.

Board at any of our 17 Tram stops, and get on and off with your ticket throughout the day. The Trams run every 15-20 minutes.

The inside seats are cozy and secure, but please note outside seats are not weatherproof. Children must be accompanied on the Trams at all times by a paying adult. For safety reasons, we allow one adult to supervise up to five children or infants aged 15 years and under. As in any city street, you must keep children safe in traffic. Folded prams can be accommodated on board the Trams.

We have three to five Tramcars operating daily, and have seven Trams in total.

Please note that children are classed as being 5-15 years of age and infants under 5 years of age. Up to three children may ride free of charge per paying adult, and tickets can be purchased for $5 each for additional children. Infants are free of charge.

Group rates apply for school and pre-school groups: please enquire at

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