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Back on track on the city streets

Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch's city centre on board our beautifully restored heritage Trams. One of Christchurch's leading attractions, the Tram is a unique experience combining history and sightseeing.

Our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will inform you about the city, its landmarks and local sights as well as where to find the best coffee. Your day-long ticket allows you to hop on and off the Tram as much as you please!

The journey takes you to the appropriate stops for Punting on the Avon, and the Caterpillar Tour of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. The Art Gallery, meandering Avon River, Gothic style Arts Centre and the Canterbury Museum are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram, or accessed from any of the seven stops en route.

Stage 2 of the Tramway is planned to open in late 2014 and will link the existing circuit to the Re:START mall. See the location page for a map and further details of the journey.

 

Open hours: 

Summer: 9am - 6pm daily (October - March)

Winter: 10am - 5pm daily (April - September)

Board our trams at any of our seven tram stops

 

To contact us:

Phone: +64 3 366 7830

E-mail: info@welcomeaboard.co.nz

 

 

Make the most of your day! — Consider these itineraries

Tram half day itinerary

Ting-Ting! Let the tram take you Punting on the Avon in romantic fashion, or on the Botanic Gardens Tour riding the electric Caterpillar wagon. You can choose to do both activities, or either one of them.

Dress warmly. We keep you snug with hot-water bottles on the river if necessary, and the Caterpillar has a roof, but bring a coat to go exploring just in case.

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Tram full day itinerary

The full day tour includes the half-day itinerary activities– that is, taking the Tram to go Punting and then joining the Botanic Gardens Tour –  and adds in a ride on the Gondola to the summit of Mount Cavendish in the Port Hills.

The views, the Time Tunnel and the food, make for a memorable visit. See the city lights in the evening from high in the Christchurch Gondola. Magic!

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Tram two day itinerary

After spending a day taking in the various sights of our beautiful city, the Thrillseekers can travel to Hanmer Springs, just a 90 minute drive by car. Hanmer offers close-up Alpine scenery,  a great golf course, and the famous hot pools. Hurtle up a river in a jet boat. Challenge a friend to paintballing. Target clay pigeons with a real shotgun. Zoom cross-country on a quad bike. Bungy off a bridge for a full adrenaline rush. Hanmer offers it all!

Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a warm coat. Call 0800 242 663 to arrange your return transport from Christchurch.

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an image Tram Prices
Adult $ 10.00
Child (5-15 years) $ FREE*
Child (under 5 years) $ FREE*

* Up to 3 children free per paying adult.
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount offer or group rate.

 

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Tram duration: Approx 35 min return
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