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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram provided by Christchurch Tramway

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
4.5
Book in advance
from $25.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Hop aboard the Christchurch Tramway, a unique way to view the city’s changing face. Drivers provide entertaining commentary along a route that includes 17 stops—such as the Canterbury Museum and Hagley Park—where you can hop off to explore. Each beautifully restored heritage tram departs regularly, and your ticket is valid for the entire day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Hop-on hop-off tour on the Christchurch Tramway
Ticket valid for the entire day for easy sightseeing
Heritage trams departs on a regular basis
Stops include Punting on the Avon and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3352P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local taxes
Exclusions
Personal expenses • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
24h
Departure details
Location Name: Any of the 17 stops Return Location: Any of the 17 stops
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local taxes
Exclusions
Personal expenses • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Location Name: Any of the 17 stops Return Location: Any of the 17 stops
Duration
24h
Additional information
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 travellers can participate
Please advise in advance if you are in a wheelchair
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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4.5
312 reviews
Excellent
202
Very good
76
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
3

riley
6 contributions
Tram Ride
Jun 2021
Quite expensive as a parent of an older teenager, still at school - need to pay for the child as an adult even though they are still a dependent. The circuit was good and informative though easily walkable. The conductors were lovely.
The jokes about Aucklanders wear thin after awhile (only one driver) and I ended up feeling very embarrassed to be an Auckland on the tram. We live on the outskirts of Auckland, and our drain on the Waikato was brought up (of course, the driver could not have known that we have our own water supply), and I understand that), as was rivalry between Auckland and Christchurch, which I wasn't previously aware of - I have only ever felt kindness to the people of Christchurch. Having been active in offering accommodation after the earthquakes, liaising with colleagues with as much support as I possibly could after the mosque attacks, and most recently being involved in fundraising for the people affected by floods, I was disappointed to see that this is the way people living in Auckland (which is diverse and covers many km) are possibly perceived in Christchurch.
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abby
Wellington, New Zealand75 contributions
Must do!
Apr 2021
I highly recommend riding the tram when you're in Christchurch. I found the best way was to do a full circuit of the CBD and then you'll get an idea of the places you want to take a closer look at. I went to the museum and the tram stop was right across the street which was super handy. The trams come by frequently so you won't have to worry about standing out in the cold for too long! The trams are also in a beautiful condition and feels like stepping back in time.
Special mention to Tom and Baz for being such great tram driver/tour guides. They were extremely knowledgeable and personable!
Written 3 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Val R
New Zealand106 contributions
Fabulous!
May 2021 • Friends
What a fantastic way to see Christchurch central. We stayed on the first round and then went around again and got on and off. During Winter the Tram runs every 20mins. Great commentary from all the different drivers we had along the way. A beautiful city indeed.
Written 16 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SarahTart
Christchurch, New Zealand87 contributions
Awesome
Apr 2021
Awesome way to see Christchurch around the CBD. The staff on the trams are friendly and really great at letting you know the history of Christchurch. Get off when you want and back on again. Would really recommend.
Written 17 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Whenua
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
Good to see a little from the old Christchurch
Feb 2021 • Couples
That's a nice feeling, it's a must to go around Christchurch, only a little expensive. Christchurch is now so different, I think the nice Flair will never come back
Written 16 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wilma
Dunedin, New Zealand9 contributions
Information for travellers with NZ SuperGold Card - you need to ask
Mar 2021
This tram service is excellent and everything I needed for a day exploring Christchurch. I have therefore scored top marks for everything and recommend this great way to explore inner Christchurch.

It is however the only service I have experienced as a tourist in NZ that has a company policy not to tell clients/customers that a 20% discount is available for SuperGold card holders - my experience is that usually company staff alert clients/customers about discounts - so you need to know to ask or you may feel negative thoughts when you later realise that others on the tram are paying 20% less just because they knew to ask or someone alerted them - a discount is therefore offered but not advertised nor promoted.
Written 4 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are glad you enjoyed your day on the Tram city tour. Please note the current Gold Card offer is a seasonal discount in conjunction with Super Gold, As advertised on their website "Quote or use promo code GOLDTRAM20 when booking. Discount valid Monday to Friday from 15 September 2020 to 31 March 2021." I hope this makes sense, we look forward to your next visit to our lovely city.
Written 8 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

great holidays
Dannevirke, New Zealand14 contributions
holiday 2021
Feb 2021
lived in christchurch but never went on the tram when I was there and I really enjoyed the experience especially i was with my partner
Written 2 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope you will visit again soon!
Written 8 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hawean
Geraldine, New Zealand296 contributions
Just the best
Feb 2021
The whole thing. We got off and on several times and went round the circuit three times. I guess the best thing was going to the top of the brand new library and looking down on the Square.
Written 26 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JayRae1
Glasgow, UK1,544 contributions
Short, but pleasant tram route
Mar 2020
The tramway is beautifully old fashioned and that added greatly to the enjoyment of the hop-on hop-off tour. Our driver/conductor was very pleasant and entertaining which also added to the enjoyment.

The route isn't particularly long, with only 17 stops in total, but it does take you around the major points of interest in the city centre, on a hop-on hop-off basis as already mentioned.
Written 26 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GeoNaran
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions
Great way to see the city!
A couple of girlfriends and I were staying in Christchurch for just one day and wanted a way to see the city quickly and easily - we hopped on a tram and it was perfect! We were able to see lots and get a commentary while we went. Our tram driver was Suzie & she was very welcoming and informative! She clearly loved her job & was kind & friendly to all those on board :)
Written 9 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Christchurch Tramway
LEILADADIAN
LEILADADIAN
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Not nice experience
We booked a table for dinner. The quality of the food was ok but the quantity of the food was terrible. We ended up
AndrewW6350
AndrewW6350
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Some ‘interesting’ co-passengers
Great way to get the hang of the Christchurch cbd. Drivers well informed and obliging. Mind the steep step!
josiel460
josiel460
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Delightful
What a cool dining experience ! It was our first time visit and we was happy about our choice. Five course menu wit
brycek2014
brycek2014
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Excellent Evening
We had an excellent experience on the Tram Restaurant. Highly recommended when visiting Christchurch. The food was
kirsten_alastair
kirsten_alastair
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Hop on for fun
We took about five different rides on the tram with the hop on hop off pass. All the conductors are really charisma
PhillipB294
PhillipB294
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Great way to experience the inner city
We only spent a short time in Christchurch on this holiday so the tram worked really well for a good look around th
CollRr
CollRr
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Hop on hop off tram round the city centre
The tram is a convenient way to get an overview of the city, with a commentary from the knowledgeable driver. These
Kiwigaff
Kiwigaff
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the way to travel
$25 for the whole day hop on hop off at different points .We used it 6 times .great way to get around saves wa
687val
687val
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Awesome
This is a great way to get an overview Christchurch. Easy to get on and off to have a look around. A must do.
MCFC1977
MCFC1977
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Dubious but Great
Was not sure what to expect when my wife book it, but I was very impressed with the service and quality of food pre
great1890
great1890
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very happy memories
amazing views loved it and the great staff looked after us so great. I would recommend to any new zealand person t
Alvinspotty
Alvinspotty
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A great way to see city
We hopped on the trams and had a great way to see the CBD. you can get on and of when ever you want, we did the cir
533katiem
533katiem
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Great thing to do.
We really enjoyed the Trams. They were a great way to get around town on a super hot day and the drivers were very
JenniferK4842
JenniferK4842
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Excellent evening with Great food and Staff. Well done
Great evening with great food. Brian the Maitre D looked after our every need and kept us entertained during our 2h
martinmO2202OU
martinmO2202OU
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Good going on the Christchurch Tram.
I bought a ticket to the Christchurch tram for a reasonable amount, and after finishing my coffee and cigarette I d
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