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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

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  • 1 day (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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!

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

10:00 AM

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.
Tram City Tour

1 Stop

8 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 day

Operating Schedule: 9am - 4.30pm

Cathedral Junction Body Corporate

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

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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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.
It was a good way to see the central city area and stops were convenient for the things we wanted to see.
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Love the tram
Daniel_H, Feb 2023
The refurbished tram was a great way to see the city. The guides/drivers were very informative and friendly. All of the main sights were easy to access.
Nice way to see Christchurch
Terry_M, Jan 2023
Nice way to tour Christchurch. No problem exchanging voucher for tickets at the first tram stop. There way a festival in the city with lots of street entertainment. Also plenty of options for food or drink stops.
Earth Quake experience
Kerry_L, Jan 2023
To see the damage that occurred in the earth quake and the repairs completed and under way. Took a long time to board the tram.
Nice way to get a feel of the town
Christopher_H, Dec 2022
Very professional set up and guide. A great description of everything we went past. Would use it again
1 traveler found this review helpful
Christchurch Tram
Stephen_S, Dec 2022
Goood way to see around Christchurch. The tram takes 50 mins to loop around the town and really helps you get your bearings
Excellent experience on vintage tram
Timothy_N, Dec 2022
The hop on hop off tram is great for seeing the sights of Christchurch city. It stops at various attractions and points of historical interest
Quick tour around Christchurch
Jonathan_O, Dec 2022
Booking was a breeze, as was hopping on board. The driver and conductor were good with commentary by the driver. Some of the stops were just a sign on the lamp post without shelter.
Best way to see Christchurch
Debra_M, Dec 2022
Enjoyable way to see Christchurch with excellent commentary. Teams were very interesting to ride on.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic commentaries. ...
Karen_D, Dec 2022
Fantastic commentaries. Loads of information. Highly recommended especially for first timers. Will definitely be back to visit Christchurch again.
Great commentary.
Russell_D, Dec 2022
The driver gave an informative and hilarious commentary. Christchurch is a beautifl city and this is a great way to see it's center.
Excellent Tram Tour
Tanya_H, Dec 2022
Great experience with fantastic informative guides. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience on the hop on hop off tram
Lita_L, Nov 2022
Great way to see Christchurch. Good info from m the motorman. The teams are all different. They run every 15 minutes
1 traveler found this review helpful
Exceptional commintary...
SallyandJohn_S, Nov 2022
Exceptional commintary and great knowledge with some humor included A lovely lady tram driver spoke to everyone
1 traveler found this review helpful
Did not meet my expectations
LARRY_B, Nov 2022
I thought that the value for money was not there. Seats were hard to come by and we found ourselves walking the route more often than not in order to get a tram with available seats. Otherwise we stood. Other cities have a similar offering that is either free or a notional dollar amount. Please consider.
Would not recommend it.
Tom_E, Nov 2022
Quaint but very little to see. I don't believe even one person left the tram to see anything. Just a ride around town
1 traveler found this review helpful
Christchurch by tram
Alicia_M, Nov 2022
I enjoyed the sites the tram took. The drivers were knowledgeable and friendly. At times, there are no seats and you have to stand.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great way to see the city
Maggie_W, Oct 2022
Lots of stops to hop on and off at so could choose where we wanted to see. Some great tourist shops in the town to get reasonably priced souvenirs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A brilliant introduction to Christchurch City!
Jane_B, Oct 2022
A friend and I took 3 of my grandchildren (ages 3,3 & 18 months) on the 9am tram with Baz at the helm … a fabulous experience and Baz was a great storyteller … we learned a lot and it was a great way to get a feel for what us where in the central city. My friend and I hopped on a later (bigger) tram and it wasn’t so good: very hard to hear the driver who was very stilted in her delivery and would often stop mid-sentence only to continue when we moved on passed the place of interest which was very distracting and disappointing so we soon got off. I recommend Baz and the early tram! 😊🤗🥇 Would love to do the evening restaurant run but need to book well ahead.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Papast and present acknowledged in city
christine_G, Oct 2022
First time since earthquuakes out of tragedy has come beaury and optimism The city reflects the past and the hopes and dreams for the future A Beautiful city trains qdd to atmosphere Past aad future represented
2 travelers found this review helpful
a great experience
tracey_s, Aug 2022
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
4 travelers found this review helpful


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