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Reservations are essential
DURATION: Approximately 2.5 hours
OPEN HOURS: Departs 7.30pm daily and at 5pm on selected dates excluding winter. Closed public holidays.
MINIMUM AGE: Not recommended for children under 10 years of age, but a minimum age of 6 years applies. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
DEPARTS FROM: Cathedral Junction, 109 Worcester Street

A unique luxury dining experience on a heritage tram

The Tramway Restaurant offers curated seasonal dining combined with evening sightseeing in central Christchurch for a truly unique experience!

New Zealand’s only dining tramcar, our menu package features premium local cuisine and beverages paired with attentive service from our professional wait staff and changing scenery of central Christchurch outside the windows. Bookings are essential for this special experience: see our current menu and book your table today.

This is a very popular dinner tour so reservations are essential.

Call us on 03 366 7830 or book online now for our 2-seat and 4-seat tables. For bookings or enquiries, please email info@christchurchattractions.nz.

Please ensure you advise us of any special dietary requirements at least 72 hours in advance: you can add a comment to your booking when making a reservation online, or you can speak to our staff when booking over the phone.

The average pitch of our seats is 33 centimetres from the back of the seat to the edge of the table and seats are roughly as wide as an airplane seat. Please note that our tables and chairs are fixed in place due to being on a moving vehicle. If you or your dining companions are tall or may require extra seating space, please let us know when booking and we will endeavour to accommodate this.

Please note that the Tramway Restaurant is not suitable for children aged under 10 years, and children aged 5 years and under may not dine on board for safety reasons. Our standard menu and pricing applies for all children aged 6 years and over who are booked on board.

A small airplane-style restroom is available on board, and the tram also stops partway through service to allow guests to stretch their legs and use the larger restroom facilities in Cathedral Junction.

The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant departs from Cathedral Junction at 7:30pm daily. A 5:00pm departure is available on selected dates. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service departure time.

The Tramway Restaurant is closed on public holidays.


Our friendly team are committed to offering fantastic service and are happy to answer your questions about our menu, beverage options or the sights outside the tram.


We offer a selection of New Zealand wines and local beers as well as spirits and soft drinks. A wine matching package to complement your menu choices is also available.

The Tram

Tram 411 was built in Melbourne, Australia in 1927 and ran until 1982. The tram was then refurbished and shipped to Christchurch in 1999 and began operating as the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant in 2000.

Gift Cards

Tramway Restaurant gift cards are a great idea for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas gifts, or other special occasions. Purchase at our Booking Office in Cathedral Junction or through our website.

Please note vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of issue.

What people say

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Perfect way to see Christchurch. Includes: Tram 1 day pass, Gondola entry and Punting on the Avon ride.




Explore Christchurch from the city to the hills. So much to see! Includes: Tram 1 day pass and Gondola entry.




Experience central Christchurch by river and rail!
Includes: Tram 1 day pass and Punting on the Avon ride.




See Christchurch from two different perspectives!
Includes: Gondola entry and Punting on Avon ride.


Why Book With Us?

Book More & Save

Our combo products offer great value: the more activities you book, the more you save.

Recognised Leader

We’re Qualmark Gold accredited for our top safety and operating practices.

Locally Owned

We’ve been owned and operated by local Kiwi families since 2005.

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