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.
We’re looking for Tram drivers! If you’re interested in part-time (including weekend) work driving our heritage tramcars and sharing our city’s stories, email your CV to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you need to know
The full circuit is 50 minutes, with tickets valid for one day
Currently 9:50am – 5pm daily (last tram departs stop 1 at 4pm)
There is no minimum age but for safety reasons children must be accompanied by a paying adult
Board at any of our 17 Tram stops, and get on and off with your ticket throughout the day. The Trams run every 15-25 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
Savings valid for adult tickets
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 March – October and at 7:30pm 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 15-25 minutes with the last Tram departing from Stop 1 one hour prior to closing.
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 two to five Tramcars operating daily, and have seven Trams in total: Trams 11, 15, 152, 178, 244, 1888 and 411 (Tramway Restaurant).
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 email@example.com.