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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram provided by Christchurch Tramway

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram

Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Hop-on hop-off tour on the Christchurch Tramway
Duration:
24h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Hop aboard the Christchurch Tramway, a unique way to view the city’s changing face. Drivers provide entertaining commentary along a route that includes 17 stops—such as the Canterbury Museum and Hagley Park—where you can hop off to explore. Each beautifully restored heritage tram departs regularly, and your ticket is valid for the entire day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ticket valid for the entire day for easy sightseeing
  • Heritage trams departs on a regular basis
  • Stops include Punting on the Avon and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ticket valid for the entire day for easy sightseeing
  • Heritage trams departs on a regular basis
  • Stops include Punting on the Avon and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3352P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Any of the 17 stops Return Location: Any of the 17 stops
Additional information
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Any of the 17 stops Return Location: Any of the 17 stops
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
325 reviews
Excellent
211
Very good
80
Average
22
Poor
9
Terrible
3

SimonMacB
Auckland Central, New Zealand61 contributions
We used the tram to get a tour round the city centre as we thought it would be a fun experience for us and the kids. The trams were well run and the drivers we saw were excellent with great commentaries. The carriages were clean and well maintained. Easy to get on and off and with just minimal planning got us to places we wanted to see. We did think the adult prices were a little high but as our children went free we feel for us it was a worthwhile experience.
Written July 12, 2022
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Hi Simon Thanks for your great review. We hope to see you back again soon Kind Regards Christchurch Attractions
Written July 17, 2022
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Leah
Auckland, New Zealand47 contributions
It thought it’s not worth it because you could definitely go around the city by foot and probably doesn’t need to pay 20 bucks but this tram tour is so worth it. It’s so informative and would recommend it to do right after you arrived to the city so you could plan what to do or where to go next. I actually ended up hopping on to the tram a few times in a day cause I found it so fun!
Written January 10, 2021
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CabinFeverNita
Onehunga, New Zealand103 contributions
Our children (2, 4, & 8) absolutely loved the tram, especially the younger two. They kept asking to go back. Us adults liked it too, it was nice to sit down and relax, and it was interesting listening to the driver talk about the city, it’s buildings and landmarks, pre and post earthquake. I thought the tickets were a bit expensive, but under 5’s were free.
Written April 28, 2022
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Hi there, It's great to hear you enjoyed your time on the tram. Under 15's are free on the Tram and adults are $30 each for an all-day ticket. If you are a regular visitor to Christchurch you should try out our Annual Pass which is for the Tram and Gondola for a whole year, unlimited rides. Adults are $79 and families $169 Hope to see you back again soon
Written May 3, 2022
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Gwen008
Perth, Australia297 contributions
The tram is a fun way to travel around the city. The commentary is good and can be heard easily. It's a good idea to buy early in the morning and get on tthe first tram for the entire trip then choose where you want to get on/off. Christchurch is gradually rebuidindg and from the commentary you can learn about what has occurred and what the new buildings are and the plans for the future.

You ca also buy a tram ticket along with a ticket to other attractios eg Botanic Gardens tour, Gondola, Punting and this can save a bit.

We found the office staff to be not especially helpful but the man selling the tickets at Cathedral Square and the drivers were all brilliant.
Written March 25, 2020
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TripNicky
London, UK217 contributions
I bought the combo ticket which gave me both access to the hop on hop off tram and the Gondola in the city. The tram was a great way to see the main areas of the city and gave me ideas of places to visit. They leave every 15 minutes or so and a full circuit takes abour 50 minutes. The driver on each service tells you about the parts of the city that you are passing and all of them were very friendly. You can hop on and hop off where you like - the ticket lasts all day. I think the last tram is around 6pm.
Written March 20, 2020
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C4barb
Blenheim, New Zealand51 contributions
Family
Grandson wants to go again!
We took our grandson to Chch a few years ago and did the tram, gondola and margaret mahy park. We made a photobook of the trip. Now he wants to go again.
The conductor was so engaging and let wee man wear his hat, change tge destination and told him all about the tram.
Written October 20, 2020
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Rachel M
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions
Its a great way to explore the city. Kids are free which was a bonus for our family of four. Plenty of stops to jump on and off at and the tram stops regularly. We decided to still on the tram for one hoop then hopped off at the stops we wanted to explore more. The tram drivers were great at sharing stories and information about the city.
Written January 26, 2020
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Zanna456
Ottawa, Canada35 contributions
On busy days such as a weekend in early March, it takes a long time at every stop for people to disembark and new passengers to get on. This wouldn’t be too bad if the tram travelled a decent distance between stops, but it doesn’t, so you could walk faster than taking the tram. Of the 17 stops, half of them are just one block from the previous stop; one block had 3 stops on it. Not a single stop is more than 2 blocks away from the one before.
The commentary was not particularly informative as there was (reasonably) no commentary when passengers were getting on and off, and references were often made to places out of our field of vision so we couldn’t really be sure what place was being discussed.
Written March 2, 2020
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Jemonia
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
This is the perfect way for newcomers to Christchurch to get a sense of the city. The tram driver gave an informative run down of the city sights and history along the entire journey. Well worth the ticket price.
Written May 13, 2020
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Russell T
Sydney, Australia38 contributions
Couples
We found the tourist tram the best way to traverse the city. We easily got our bearings of the city, and hopped on and off where we needed to go. The driver presented a descriptive narration of each area, highlight and building, as we tracked around the city. The trams themselves are historic dating back to the early 1900s; they have been lovingly maintained to perfection and give an old-age, real-life feel, to the whole experience.
Written March 5, 2020
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By: Christchurch Tramway
MummaandCo
MummaandCo
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Saturday afternoon
A must do in Christchurch. Interesting commentary, friendly staff. Love that you can hop on & off all day.
AraleMelbourne
AraleMelbourne
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Stunning Views
We didn't pre-book as we were unsure which day we would come. We arrived around 1.30pm on the friday before their
Lynne J
Lynne J
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Great way to see the city re development
Although not super cheap, you can hop on and off at various places along the way. Great commentary, relaxing way to
Fail1
Fail1
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Fun evening in Christchurch
Did this as a solo traveler. The train car itself is 1920’s era, very well maintained, and beautiful. The meal was
Chrissy2101
Chrissy2101
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Disappointing 'history' tunnel
The view was amazing. Most of the staff were friendly but unfortunately, there was no te reo Māori spoken by them t
dazer10
dazer10
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Ride and view
Great idea to gain a veiw of what happened to christchurch in the big quake and its recovery and the tram team were
Fiona W
Fiona W
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Afternoon Fun!
Loved the jump on/off. What a great way to spend the afternoon, nothing bad to say about this experience!
JPS_NZ
JPS_NZ
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Good tourist experience just don't expect great food
Seeing Christchurch was a great experience and service was good The food was average to poor. My wife described
Shamama1
Shamama1
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If it’s been on your to do list for a while, then do it!
We have been meaning to do this for years and we finally got around to it! We had a wonderful experience from the m
Christine_Hands
Christine_Hands
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Great experience
See all the inner city with a knowledgeable commentary from the tram-driver, and the ability to hop off and on at a
CherieS304
CherieS304
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Great way to see the city
was lovely way to get around on a cold and wet day. The Staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful
Jason T
Jason T
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A nice place to spend an hour or so relaxing
The simple things are often the best, we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff and after a short safety briefi
QuentinnR
QuentinnR
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Stress free sightseeing
Unfortunately the tram wasn’t running the full track due to maintenance, but we still got the experience and a real
Nita M
Nita M
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Great way to see the city
This is a great way to gain a quick overview of the city if your time is limited. The commentary is interesting, th
cowgirlNZ
cowgirlNZ
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Great way to get around the city centre for a day
Convenient and informative. Great for orientation if you're not familiar with the layout of the city. Can go roun
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