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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
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
star-4.5
$19.48 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A must do when visiting Christchurch
The tram driver was so informative, a great way to see the city and learn a bit more while sitting back and relaxing
Anel_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Christchurch

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Nigel_G, Dec 2021
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Great conductors who were witty and knowledgeable. Online bookings and mobile tickets not quite as efficient as you would think though, especially in Covid times.
star-5
Great time.
Nicole_S, Apr 2022
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Loved the tour, very patient staff answering all questions including the children's. Even got a small tour of buildings at one of the stops
star-5
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Catriona_B, Apr 2022
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Good food, wine and a great experience. The service was very good and staff were friendly and attentive.
star-5
1 of the best experiences...
Teriaki_M, Apr 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
1 of the best experiences we have done. Highly recommend to anyone to give it a go. Staff were friendly, atmosphere was great.
star-5
Interesting and fun
Sheree_B, Apr 2022
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Loved the commentary, other than the earthquake I had no real knowledge of the Christchurch history, so was quite informative
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It was really good all...
Elizabeth_C, Feb 2022
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It was really good all over.Had a nice time. The views were amazing aswell,It was my friends birthday treat from me.
star-5
A great way to celebrate a great event
Linda_W, Mar 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
The friendliness of staff and other diners. The waitress was really attentive and the food was so well presented. The other diners sitting near us were, like us, celebrating our wedding anniversaries
star-5
Amazing views!
Georgia_W, Oct 2021
Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
The view up the top was amazing, then you go to the cafe and see the other side and it’s even more incredible
star-5
Romantic date!
chantelle_g, Mar 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
It was a unique experience, definitely worthwhile for a special occasion. The food was delicious, portions could’ve been bigger though
star-5
Fine dining with a unique experience
Andrew_T, Mar 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
What a great and unique experience. The food and service was excellent. It was like being in a revolving restaurant, but better. Would highly recommend for anyone to do, it is well worth it.
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The lovely old tram,...
Yvonne_B, Mar 2022
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
The lovely old tram, friendly staff good way to see Christchurch at night. Food was good and we'll presented.
star-5
Charming Day Out
Joanna_W, Jan 2022
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
We were welcomed by our first Tram Conductor cheerfully and he gave us friendly instructions on how to navigate tickets and tour process this was very helpful. In all we hopped on and off 4 trams all of which had extremely kind informative Conductors. It was awonderful way to see Christchurch Citys sights and beautiful gardens. We loved it.

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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