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Christchurch Tramway

Address: 7 Tramway Lane, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-366 7830
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$19*
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Ranked #21 of 125 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Trams, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Public Transportation Systems, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Hop on board one of our heritage trams for an entertaining and...
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Type: Trams, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Public Transportation Systems, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Whitegate, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

While in Christchurch we took the tram from New Regent Street to the Botanic Garden. Unfortunately after all the damage from the earthquake there are many areas where the Tram can no longer go. Perhaps by now the route may have been increased as original routes are being repaired. A bit pricey for the length of the route, but the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Christchurch tram Its a good experience with nice driver and good explanation of the site and its a must try when you visit christchurch. Its only $15 per aduld and free for children, can use for whole day hop on and hop off. Operation hour for summer 9am-6pm, for winter 10am - 5pm. The route for the tram is :... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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41 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The tram ride in Christchurch is a perfect example of what still needs to happen in this city. The tram ride is a pretty small loop around the city, since the majority of its original route is still under construction - as is most of the city. The cost is $15 NZD to ride on this little loop, which is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Did the tram as part of a combined tour and it was rather disappointing because it does not really go anywhere. That is probably because of the rebuilding and once it is operating fully it will be very good.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I and my family took tram from Cathedral Junction. The tram was in a very good condition and well maintained. The driver very friendly and had a good knowledge of the city. He explained things as the tram passed through each point-of-interest. You can take a full circle which take around 25 minutes or hop-on and hop-off in the tram... More 

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I loved the tram ride and the drivers were excellent as they were very informative. I like the different styles of each also.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Tramway, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your tram ride! Our drivers all have different styles of commentary, but they all do a great job. The trams currently operating were all built 85 - 100+ years ago, and the attention to detail on each is lovely to look at (our tram restoration team have done so well!) Thank you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very friendly tram drivers with great information on the areas we pass. 3 trams to try out you can get on and off as much as you like in one day. $15 per adult

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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was a nice way to spend the afternoon. I jumped on and off a few times and got very different experences with the tram drivers, some were really friendly and jovial but one just seemed to g through the motions. So if your not happy with your driver just get off and get on the next one. Also it... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
68 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We only had a short time in Christchurch and the tram was the best way to get around and see what's left of the sights. you can get on and off as many times as you like or just keep going around. There are several styles of tram so try them all. Well worth the price of the ticket.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Tramway, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on our tram tour: we are glad you enjoyed your time on board and trying out our different trams! Our customers often find a tour is a good way to get their bearings in the city and to see the changing CBD. Thanks for taking the time to review our attraction :) More 

Townsville, Australia
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211 reviews 211 reviews
111 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very cool, worth it for all tourists, giving you a nice tour around the inner city in a relaxed and casual environment. The trams themselves were very well maintained, and the staff were friendly. Unfortunately there was only one main tram line operating, as the other lines were still being redeveloped after the earthquakes, but it was still well worth... More 

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