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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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icon1 day  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel the full circuit aboard the Christchurch Tramway, which departs regularly. Use your ticket to hop on and hop off at 17 stops and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Drivers provide live commentary on the landmarks of this South Island city. Bonus: children up to age 15 travel free.
  • Christchurch Tramway hop-on hop-off tour
  • See the ever-changing city center of Christchurch
  • Explore at any of the 17 stops
  • Comprehensive tour of the city with live commentary on board
  • Kids travel free!
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Local taxes
Personal expenses
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
10:00 AM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Board the Christchurch Tramway at any of the 17 stops in the city center and journey in style. The restored vintage trams depart regularly and you can use your ticket to hop on and hop off anywhere along the newly extended route.

The circuit starts at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square before passing the Avon River, Re:START Mall, and High Street. From here, the tram rejoins a loop and passes by the Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Victoria Square, and New Regent Street. Stops include Punting on the Avon and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

Hear live commentary on the sights while you learn about the heritage and changing face of Christchurch. Knowledgeable drivers inform you about the city and its local landmarks along the way.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 day 
Operating Schedule:
  9am - 4.30pm
Cathedral Junction
Points of interest passed by on this route
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
 
Canterbury Museum
 
Avon River
 
Christchurch Tramway
 
Cashel Street
 
Hagley Park
 
Victoria Square
 
New Regent Street
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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/infants aged 15 years and under
  • Folded prams can be accommodated on board the trams
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise in advance if you are in a wheelchair
  • OPERATED BY Christchurch Attractions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Tram drivers excellent guides and a wonderful way to see the City😊Highly recommend this way of seeing Christchurch." See review
  • "It was a good way to see the central city area and stops were convenient for the things we wanted to see." See review

Reviews

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352 Reviews

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star-5
A must do when visiting Christchurch
Anel_S
, May 2022
The tram driver was so informative, a great way to see the city and learn a bit more while sitting back and relaxing
star-5
Great time.
Nicole_S
, Apr 2022
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
Interesting and fun
Sheree_B
, Apr 2022
Loved the commentary, other than the earthquake I had no real knowledge of the Christchurch history, so was quite informative
star-5
Charming Day Out
Joanna_W
, Jan 2022
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.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Joanna, It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed our garden city via the tram and really utilised your tickets by jumping on and off all day. Be sure to check out our Punting through the Botanical Gardens and the Gondola in the Heathcote Valley. Kind Regards
star-3
Would've liked to have paid a little less, didnt feel it was a very long route!idn't feel we w
Kaycie_F
, Jan 2022
A great commentary and a beautiful new city to enjoy travelling around. A little disappointed it's such a short route with alot of stops, would've liked to tour further
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Kaycie, Thanks for your feedback, we are extending the tram tracks which should be open sometime in early 2022. It's nice to hear you enjoyed the commentary. Once again, thanks for your feedback
star-4
Christchurch team ride
Nigel_G
, Dec 2021
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-4
A wonderful way to explore Inner Christchurch.
Noni_C
, Mar 2021
My friend and I are pensioners for whom walking any distance is not easy. We really enjoyed our day on the ChCh trams.We were able to do the whole inner city loop...enjoying the sites of unseen new developments with commentaries from knowledgeable tram drivers...then circle again hopping off to spend time exploring city highlights eg the new library, the Margaret Mary playground, the Riverside markets, New Regent Street eateries,upmarket shops.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
First trip to Christchurch
Sue_B
, Dec 2020
Fabulous way to see the inner city. We did the whole tour then spent the day hopping on and off the tram at the places we wanted to explore further
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Purely Amazing
YvonneHolt
, Dec 2020
Being a first time visitor to Christchurch, I was super impressed with not only the service, but the friendliest of the drivers and the people in general. It was an amazing experience which has made me want to return in the near future for more.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great way to see the inner city and be able to stop at the sights.
SALLY_W
, Nov 2020
We really enjoyed the conductor and drivers friendliness and description of the highlights. It was a good way to see the central city area and stops were convenient for the things we wanted to see. I heartily endorse this as a first attraction when coming to the city to orientate you.

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