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Christchurch Tram City Tour

Explore Christchurch in heritage style

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The Christchurch Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing. Family-friendly and ideal for locals and visitors alike, our beautifully-restored heritage trams are one of the city’s best loved attractions – and don’t forget kids go free!

Our all-day hop-on hop-off tickets allow you to visit the central city sights at your leisure and our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will keep you updated about the latest city changes in their informative live commentaries.

Explore the best of the central city from the 17 stops enroute: the Canterbury Museum & Botanic Gardens, Turanga and Margaret Mahy Playground are must-visit spots for families; and the many retail stores, bars and eateries at The Terrace, Cashel Street & Riverside Market, Arts Centre and New Regent Street offer fantastic shopping and dining options for all. For frequent visitors we recommend our great-value Annual Pass – perfect for locals!

Support local and explore our backyard on board the Christchurch Tram.

What you need to know

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Duration

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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MINIMUM AGE

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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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.

COMBINE AND SAVE!

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

February 23, 2020
Is in total a 50 minute round trip where you can hop on and hop off as often as you like. Trams come every 15 minutes. Perfect way to see the main sights of city. Our driver Baz was also an excellent guide and explained the city and sights with a lot of information and humour. He was so friendly to every single person, you could tell he loves what he is doing.

Babajaga2409

February 22, 2020
The tram tour let us see most of the must see places in Christchurch. The tram driver was very enthusiastic, entertaining and informative.

tgmcdonald - Helensburgh, United Kingdom

February 18, 2020
What a wonderful asset to the city. We felt welcomed aboad by Joyful Joy. The team experience is definitely a highlight for me in visiting Christchurch.

Luvlee666 - Auckland Central, New Zealand

February 18, 2020
We have been living in Christchurch for many years but never ridden the tram until we had visitors. We all learnt so much about the city with the tram drivers commentary. Recommend this to all.

Evan R - Christchurch, New Zealand

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 info@christchurchattractions.nz.

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