The Christchurch Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing.


Jazz on the Tram – As part of the Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival, the River City Jazzmen will be playing two live sessions on Tram 244 daily between 24-26 May! Bookings essential: phone us on 03 366 7830 to book or for further information.

Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch’s city centre on board our beautifully restored heritage Trams, one of Christchurch’s leading attractions,

Our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will inform you about the city, its landmarks and local sights. Your day-long ticket allows you to get on and off the Tram as often as you please!

The journey takes you to the appropriate stops for Punting on the Avon, and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour.

Cathedral Junction, Avon River, Container Mall, Gothic-style Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum and New Regent Street are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram, or accessed from the 17 stops en route.

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.

Open hours:

Summer:  9am – 6pm daily (September – March)

Winter: 10am – 5pm daily (April – August)

Please note that the last Tram will pass through stops 3-8 one hour before our closing time.

What you need to know

Christchurch Attractions Trams 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/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 two to three Tramcars currently operating, 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