• Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
From USD $ 17.10 View price calendar

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Travel a 50-minute circuit aboard the Christchurch Tramway, which departs daily every 15 minutes. 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 You Can Expect

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Tram 178 passes through New Regent Street

Board the Christchurch Tramway at any of the 17 stops in the city center and journey in style. The restored vintage trams depart daily every 15–20 minutes and you can use your ticket to hop on and hop off anywhere along the newly extended route.

The 50-minute 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.

Customer Reviews

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing way to see Christchurch, we did a couple of laps of the circuit so as not to miss anything, commentary was great, the tram staff were wonderful and then we hopped off and had some lunch, hopped back on and completed the circuit again. This is a fantastic way to see all the wonderful sights of Christchurch, a beautiful city, rebuilding everywhere, again thank you for a great day

Louis S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great way to see Christchurch from the historic trams.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well worth buying the ticket in advance and you get an all day hop on hop off. You get an on board commentary as well which is very informative.

Shirley F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Excellent value for money and chatting to the overseas tourists on the tram they loved it too. The trams were clean and comfortable and the driver interesting and informative. She had a good sense of humour and a wide knowledge of the city and the progress that had been made.


4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

This was a very pleasant tour but it is unfortunate that there is so much construction and scaffolding in downtown Christchurch. The Driver was amazing.


4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

The trams are great with some dating back to the start of last century, Drivers give an exceptional talk over of where we are, very interesting and well worth the money. Such a shame that Christchurch as been so devastated by the two earthquakes.

Wendy H

4 star rating: Recommended November 2017

We were sorry we had limited time for this experience. Saw CHCH not long after the quakes and would have liked to see more this time. Good way to see the city.


3 star rating: Worth doing January 2018

Gardens and Museum great but wetter than desired so never really took the tram.

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