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Christchurch Tramway

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Address: 7 Tramway Lane, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-366 7830
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Description: 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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Good way to get around the city

A great relaxing way to see the inner city. Very informative guide. Many stops to get on and off. A must do in Christchurch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is good but not that exciting . It takes in few station which was not that interesting. It is good to see old tram and give some brief about old city befor earthquake .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great relaxing way to see the inner city. Very informative guide. Many stops to get on and off. A must do in Christchurch.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I truly recommend this to anyone who is visiting Christchurch for the first time for $20 you get a 30 minute tour for a bit more there is the dinner tram in the evening Once you have your ticket you can get on and off throughout the day The driver gives a good talk too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A great way to see most of Christchurch inner city! With wonderful and most knowledgeable tram drivers, we certainly had an awesome time. As tram tickets were valid for a day, we were able to hop on and off wherever we wanted such as the container shops, the botanic gardens and Christchurch Museum. We also the chance to meet and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The value of a good storyteller is essential. The motorman we had (Joe) was very dry narrative. Then Brian took over and he was exceptionally informative and interesting which made all the difference. I found it irritating how the tram would stop and the motorman would hop off and spend time having a conversations with another motorman along the way.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

These old style trams add to the charm of Christchurch. It's a pity that many cities have disbanded this form of transport in their inner city regions causing a proliferation of motor vehicles on the roads.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great way to hear about the rebirthing of the City - and with GetOn-GetOff all day, a good way for visitors to get around the city, especially now that the route has been expanded to include Cashel Street Mall

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Fernside, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great trip for visitors and locals alike! Experience transport from a past era. The trams have been beautifully restored and it is an interesting and fun way to travel the central city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Tram was great, but the city is still in rebuild mode from the quakes. It's a shame they lost so many fine buildings that showed the cities history.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great way to look around and see a bit of the city. The drivers were friendly and informative regarding the history of Chch.

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