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Address: 7 Tramway Lane, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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+64 3-366 7830
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Hop on board one of our heritage trams for an entertaining and informative...

Hop on board one of our heritage trams for an entertaining and informative tour of the inner city! Use the trams to explore must-see attractions including the Canterbury Museum, Botanic Gardens, the Re:START container mall and New Regent Street. Your ticket is valid for one day and allows you to jump on and off the trams as you please. Tickets are available from the Tram Drivers and Tram Hosts, or from the Tram Shop in Cathedral Junction. Welcome aboard!

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Great Way to See the City!

The Christchurch Tramway is a fantastic way to see the city and to learn more about its history. Our tram driver was right out of central casting and looked like he had been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lexington, MA
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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Christchurch Tramway is a fantastic way to see the city and to learn more about its history. Our tram driver was right out of central casting and looked like he had been doing this for sixty years! Very friendly and informative!

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Bedfordshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first visit to Christchurch (and New Zealand!) these beautiful old trams, lovingly restored, were a fantastic means of getting to know and see the heart of this damaged but clearly loved City. Our drivers (Barry, Barry and Pete) were charming and knowledgeable and very funny. The hop on hop off facility is very useful - we did the... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a private tram tour of Christchurch as part of my travel group. The tram goes around most of the city and allows the possibility of a great overview. The tram operator was very knowledgable about the city and offered a lot of humor during the narrative. We received a lot of information about the 2011 earthquake and the efforts... More 

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Warragul, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a novel activity while in Christchurch. Not a must do but if you have a spare $25 then you will enjoy it. Staff are very good. Knowledge is excellebt and the hop on hop off format is great.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good way to go around the city center, the option is to hop on hop off as well which makes it a must do when exploring.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great way to see central Christchurch, on this restored vintage tram. The driver and guide tells you about the city as you travel aound.

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Thank Grant B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coming from Melbourne, we love our trams! This was a great experience as it provided a very good history and understanding of Christchurch. The jump-on/jump-off nature of the tram means that you can use it to transport yourself around the city as well as getting an understanding of the history behind the buildings. The first guide we had was incredible... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Trams are a throw back to a bygone era which are nice to see in cities. We passed the restaurant tram and saw them going through New Regent St. A nice way to travel.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Paid the $25 after being told that a round trip would take almost an hour, and would provide running commentary on the history of the city and the effects of the Feb 2011 earthquake. The tram itself is amazing to look at, but no so great to sit inside (hard seats, no aircon and windows that opened little more than... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Because it was raining we caught the tram and at $25pp it was good value, jump on and off, great commentary. Plus you get to go past the main city highlights.

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