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Christchurch Tram
Christchurch Tram

Christchurch Tram

7 Tramway Lane, Christchurch, South Island, 8011

The Basics

The 50-minute route from Cathedral Junction takes you through downtown Christchurch, starting at Cathedral Square. Nearby attractions include the Bridge of Remembrance, Quake City, Christchurch Cathedral, Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Victoria Square, and New Regent Street. All trams have informative and entertaining on-board commentary.

Visitor typically combine the hop-on hop-off tour with a punt cruise on the Avon River, a ride on the Christchurch Gondola, a caterpillar shuttle tour through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, or some combination of activities. Alternatively, take an evening ride on the Restaurant Tram with a 4-course dinner menu that features local lamb and seafood.

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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
star-4.5
US$19.70 per adult
Traveler Favorite
a great experience
great info from the conductors, hopping on and off where you wanted to and everyone waves at you - a really great way to see the heart of Christchurch
tracey_s, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Christchurch

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Something different
Ani_C, Jul 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
Booked for 10 family members.Definitely recommend it’s something different.The food was delicious and hot and the tram team was awesome. We all enjoyed ourselves!
star-5
Amazing experience
Chris_H, Jul 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
The food was outstanding and all round experience was epic will be doing it again with my partner in the spring!!
star-5
Tramdayout
Ivana_M, Jul 2022
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Very informative trip. Was the first time to actually see the inside city and was quite impressive. Tram Conductor was helpful and friendly.
star-5
Tram Trip
Marvee_F, Jul 2022
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
It was our first time riding a tram and we enjoyed it. The driver/tour guides were nice and funny 😊
star-5
Food was amazing. Loved...
Cushla_A, Jul 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
Food was amazing. Loved seeing the city at night before we went back during the day to experience it again during the day
star-5
Best way to experience Christchurch
DI_H, Jul 2022
Christchurch Sightseeing Pass
This was such a lovely way to experience Christchurch. We thoroughly enjoyed all activities and had enough time to use all on one day. Make sure you call the punting to make a booking as they do get busy. The only thing is that we didn't know the transportation to the Gondola wasn't included. It would be nice if the pass actually comes with a 1-way bus ticket so that travellers who don't have transportation can still easily access the Gondola.
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The punting and the...
RHONDA_C, Jul 2022
Christchurch Sightseeing Pass
The punting and the Gondola were fantastic! Was a bit disappointed with the tram as we didn’t get to do the full loop as the police had put up the bollards up into the city. We didn’t have time to come back and do the full tram.
star-5
Punting day out
Abhinav_D, Jun 2022
Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
Loved punting, it was an amazing experience and the views were beautiful. Warm blankets and a chilly breeze a must do combo.
star-5
Great experience
Chris_N, Jul 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
Such a great evening, vibe of the whole tour was lovely, the food was lovely, service is great. We thouroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Highly recommended.
star-5
Our first activity in...
Teriaki_M, Apr 2022
Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
Our first activity in Christchurch and it didn’t disappoint. First time on a Gondola and the views are amazing!
star-4
Well worth doing
Kevin_S, Jul 2022
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Fabulous way to see the city highlights. Great to hop on and off to stop and explore. Minimal waiting for trams good commentary from driver. Slight problem with the bollards quickly sorted.
star-5
Dining on the move!
LindaR, Jul 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
Great food, nice snd warm in tram. Interesting and fun way to dine out. Great job with the vegan options too. Much appreciated.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Christchurch Tram departs daily, every 15–20 minutes.

  • Tickets are typically valid for one day.

  • Use your ticket to hop on and hop off at 17 stops and create your own sightseeing itinerary.

  • Some combo tours include convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Children up to age 15 travel free; however, the Tramway Restaurant is not suitable for children under 10 years old.

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How to Get There

The Christchurch Tram, including the Tramway Restaurant, departs from Cathedral Junction. The route crosses the Worcester Bridge over the Avon River, loops past the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and travels past the shops of Armagh Street. You’ll find boutiques and restaurants in the glass-covered shopping arcade, which is easily accessed by metro bus, car, or on foot.

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When to Get There

The Tram runs 9am–6pm daily in summer (September–March) and 10am–5pm daily in winter (April–August). The Tramway Restaurant departs from Tram Stop 1 in Cathedral Junction at 7pm daily March–October and 7:30pm daily November–February (with the exception of public holidays).

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Riding in Style

The refurbished 36-seater Christchurch Tramway Restaurant combines sightseeing with a fine-dining experience. Waitstaff serve customers a welcome drink along with coffee or tea to accompany the gourmet 4-course meal. Take a seat at an elegant windowside table and relax in style during the 2.5-hour round-trip journey, which is fully narrated.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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