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Address: 7 Tramway Lane, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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+64 3-366 7830
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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I recommend this as your 1st stop when you arrive in Christchurch

I always recommend taking the tram tour, Hop On/Off Bus tour, etc. when arriving in town. The Tramway doesn't disappoint giving you a sense of the City, identifying historic or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Belleville, Michigan
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Belleville, Michigan
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always recommend taking the tram tour, Hop On/Off Bus tour, etc. when arriving in town. The Tramway doesn't disappoint giving you a sense of the City, identifying historic or otherwise significant places to visit...and a good means to travel the city!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Classic trolleys on a rather small circuit around the heart of the city. We had a very good conductor/guide, who gave lots of information on the city's history, with a focus on the 2011 earthquake destruction and subsequent renewal. A bit pricey at NZ$25 per person (hop on hop off all day) but worthwhile if you have that in your... More 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great way to see the city, such as it is after the earthquake. Got on where the Cathedral used to be in the Town Square. We used it like a hop-on hop-off bus only it was a tram. Great tourist attraction.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arriving jet lagged from London we found the tram depot was next to our hotel so it was a no brainer for us to sit back and have someone show us around the city. Great commentary and lots of hop on hop off stops. There are 4 trams and they run 15 minutes apart so you never have to wait... More 

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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Christchurch Tramway is a fantastic way to see the city and to learn more about its history. Our tram driver was right out of central casting and looked like he had been doing this for sixty years! Very friendly and informative!

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Bedfordshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first visit to Christchurch (and New Zealand!) these beautiful old trams, lovingly restored, were a fantastic means of getting to know and see the heart of this damaged but clearly loved City. Our drivers (Barry, Barry and Pete) were charming and knowledgeable and very funny. The hop on hop off facility is very useful - we did the... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a private tram tour of Christchurch as part of my travel group. The tram goes around most of the city and allows the possibility of a great overview. The tram operator was very knowledgable about the city and offered a lot of humor during the narrative. We received a lot of information about the 2011 earthquake and the efforts... More 

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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a novel activity while in Christchurch. Not a must do but if you have a spare $25 then you will enjoy it. Staff are very good. Knowledge is excellebt and the hop on hop off format is great.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good way to go around the city center, the option is to hop on hop off as well which makes it a must do when exploring.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great way to see central Christchurch, on this restored vintage tram. The driver and guide tells you about the city as you travel aound.

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