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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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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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Unique Fun

Loved the tram around ChCh, could hop on & off to visit various land marks, tourist sites & shops. Great commentary and loved the different trams with their unique history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Diana B
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the tram around ChCh, could hop on & off to visit various land marks, tourist sites & shops. Great commentary and loved the different trams with their unique history.

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Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

must try - excellent way to see the places of interest. It stops over 15 stops and you dont have to go down everyone. Keep your ticket and hop back the next available tram.

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1 Thank laiyengmak
Adelaide
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the tram trip. Beautifully restored trams that travel around the city. Cost $20 hop on and hop off. Great commentary by driver. Interesting to hear about the rebuilding of the city after the devastating earthquakes. One of our drivers was driving the day of the quake and wondered why his tram was jumping off the rails. Well worth it.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are glad to hear you found the trip interesting and were able to hop on and off, we hope to see you in the future on our trams! :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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150 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had one round on the train just for the fun of it. Easier to walk around and stop where you want. Not that big anyway. Lazy way to get around.

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

Thank you for hopping on our trams, we have a 50 minute tram loop and our drivers provide a full commentary of our ever changing city, thanks for posting a review! More 

Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great way to look at the centre of Christchurch- the impact of the earthquakes and importantly how the city is being rebuilt. Impressive! The team driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The ride was pleasant. You can get off and back on along the loop. Highly recommended!

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

We are glad you were able to hop on and hop off our trams and enjoyed our drivers commentary, thank you for taking the time to post a review. :) More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a good way to get your bearings in the city and see the new building in the central city. Great that you could hop off and on. Really good commentary by the driver and the staff member who sold us the tickets at Cathedral square was very helpful.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are glad you were able to enjoy hopping on and off our trams. we hope to see you in the future on our trams :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as a part of the very worthwhile Grand City Tour. We did the full circuit then hopped off to head to the Container Mall. The trams are gorgeous inside and out, and it's a good way to see the whole CBD area, or what's left, in style.

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

We are glad you enjoyed the tram ride as part of the Grand Tour, thank you for taking the time to post a review! :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If walking is not your 'thing' then take the tram, otherwise you will see more by walking the route. As far as tram tours are concerned, this is an ordinary way to spend time.

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Hawera, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't seen trams since I don't know when. A great attraction and seems very popular. A good touristy way of seeing and learning about a city and it's fight to recover

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

We are glad you enjoyed you time on our trams! thank you for posting a review. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to see the sites of the inner city of Christchurch.The route it takes shows one how the city has grown after the Earthquakes of 2012. Many new buildings and hotels have been built and the tourist trade has started to return to this part of the city. There are many stops for coffee and shopping on the way... More 

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Thank Katsam452
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Tramway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are glad you enjoyed hopping on and off to see the progress around Christchurch. we hope you can join us again in the future :) More 

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