Christchurch, South Island

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Christchurch Tram

Christchurch Tram
Christchurch Tram – Christchurch's iconic attraction and kids go FREE!

New Regent Street is just one of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram.

Christchurch Tram

Christchurch Tram

Christchurch's iconic attraction and kids go FREE!

The Christchurch Tram will have you experience the heart of the city and exploring many “must see” attractions along the way of the tram route. Your all-day ticket allows you to hop on and off our vintage tramcars at leisure (which is great with kids) and to explore many fabulous sights. With fantastic packages on offer you can book a half, full or two day programme, that will include activities such as Punting on the Avon, a Botanic Gardens Tour and a ride on the Gondola. Pick and choose or include all in your tram booking and you will not only have covered a lot of ground you will have experienced a great family day out!

One of Christchurch's leading attractions, the Tram offers a unique experience of history and sightseeing. The journey takes takes you to the appropriate stops for Punting on the Avon, Botanic Gardens Tour and the Gondola shuttle.  The Art Gallery, meandering Avon River, Gothic-style Arts Centre, Museum and New Regent Street are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram or accessed from any of the 17 stops en route. Click here for the location map and for all the Christchurch Tram stops.

Tram duration: 50 minutes for a full loop, which includes 17 stops.
Customers get on and off as you wish for one calendar day.
Open: 9am until 6pm in the summer and 10am until 5pm in the winter, 365 day of the year.

Tram half-day itinerary

Ting-ting! Let the tram take you to either or both of Punting on the Avon, or the Botanic Gardens Tour.

Tram full-day itinerary

Follow the half-day programme – that is, taking the Tram to go Punting on the Avon and then joining the Botanic Gardens Tour and finish with a ride on the Gondola to the summit of Mount Cavendish in the Port Hills.

Annual Pass

If you're a Christchurch or Canterbury local resident buy our Tram and Gondola Annual Pass and save!  Your Annual Pass will give you unlimited rides on the Christchurch Tram and Gondola for a year enabling you to make great use of these local attractions.  For further information on our Annual Pass click here.

The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant is a unique way to see the city and enjoy a fantastic evening dinner. This is truly an unforgettable dining experience and is the only one of its kind in New Zealand.  Offering 36 seats in an air-conditioned, colonial style dining tram, you will be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. 

Report Time: 10 minutes prior to departure.
The Tramway Restaurant departs every night at 7pm (March-October) and 7.30pm (November-February) from tram stop #1 at Cathedral Junction.
All meals are cooked on-board with a variety of choice offered to diners including vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options. The tram is equipped with a kitchen and rest room. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. To find out more about the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant click here.

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Our favourite destinations…

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New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.