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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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Perfect for seeing the Central City

An excellent and informative way to see the city centre. So pleased to see so much building happening and a good variety of shops once again breathing life into the city.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent and informative way to see the city centre. So pleased to see so much building happening and a good variety of shops once again breathing life into the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must do when in Christchurch. Central area has changed so much since the quakes, the guides are a wealth of knowledge.

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Devonport, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trams are old but a great way to see Auckland. They stop so you can get on and off when you want to. They cover most of the central area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Christchurch is a relatively small city and most city centre sights can easily be taken in by walking from one to the other. But the trolley is inexpensive and provides a little local color to the sights. But, be warned, if you get a guide who is less than friendly or informative, step off and wait for the next!

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Dorset, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent commentary from the tram driver kept us informed and entertained. There is great enthusiasm from the staff for the rebuilding of the city centre and the tram route goes through the new build areas as well as stopping near the Canterbury Museum and Art Galleries. The tour is quite expensive but useful as a hop on hop off... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst it's a cool idea and great for the older people or people who have trouble getting around it's very over priced. At $25 for a ticket my husband and I walked the route in an hour stopping at sites along the way and felt like we got more from the walk than we would have taking the trams.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun journey & great to get your bearings around the city. We hadn't been in Christchurch since the earthquakes, having lived here for 5 years while at uni, so this was good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice stuff, we enjoyed the ride good thing to do on a rainy day. 25 nzd over priced sometime you can get a deal when booking online.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At $25 it's not cheap, but if you want to tour the city centre with a full commentary on the history and the reconstruction work then this is a good option for half a day or longer. Best to hop on/off frequently spending time visiting the shops and other attractions. You get a great personal insight from the drivers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A small collection of heritage and well restored trams from a variety of sources, including our home town of Melbourne - recognised it immediately! The route provides visitors with an excellent overview of Christchurch and the various things to see and do. And the conductors/drivers really know their stuff with good Kiwi humour thrown in!

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