Hop-on Hop-off

Christchurch: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram

4.7 / 5

59 reviews

Christchurch: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram

From US$ 17.04 per person

See the sights of New Zealand’s Garden City at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the vintage tram in Christchurch. Hop on and hop off the heritage vehicle as often as you like to explore attractions, such as the innovate Re:Start shopping area.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 1 day
from first activation
Instant confirmation


  • Explore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tram
  • See how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011
  • Jump off at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden
  • Shop at the innovative Re:Start complex, made from recycled shipping containers
  • Stroll in the urban oasis of Hagley Park
  • Discover New Zealand's most beautiful shopping street
Full description
Climb aboard a vintage tram for a unique tour of Christchurch, and see the “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day hop-on and hop-off tram ticket. Travel through the regenerated city center to see innovative architecture, such as shopping complex made out of shipping containers. See how the city center has been rebuilt after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Listen to a fascinating commentary from your driver as you take a full circuit in just 50 minutes, or jump on and off at leisure at 17 strategic stops. The tram currently starts at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square, before passing the River Avon. Jump off at the Re:Start Mall, or Canterbury Museum, just a short stroll from the Botanic Garden and Arts Center. Discover the city’s largest urban space at Hagley Park, or explore the boutique stores of New Regent Street, New Zealand’s “Most Beautiful Street.”
  • Full-day ticket for the vintage tram
  • On board commentary
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

    Select participants and date



    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    The tram loop starts at Cathedral Junction, but you can board the tram at any of the 17 stops along the route

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Trams run every 15 minutes from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Summer, October-March and from 10:00 AM to 4:00 OM in winter, April-September
    • Children under 15 years old are free of charge
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 59 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety
    • Service

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Amazing recovery from the earyhquake

    We arrived by coach from the Majestic Princess in Akaroa to be dropped off at Gloucester Street, taking the tram down through the city. The gardens, Avon River, into Cathedral Square, around through Regent Street, full of great cafes, coffee shops. Continuing on down into the main commercial and business district, which has been remarkably been rebuilt to new standards to protect from earthquakes. Making our return down High Street, we proceeded back down the loop to the Arts and Gardens sector, riding on this great vintage tram.

    Read more

    March 16, 2019

    Wonderful experience for a local (me) to keep up with all the changes.

    Will be recommending to others (local and visitors) as a unique and informative experience. Great tram driver, friendly with a touch of humour. Loved the options of all day, on/off experience. Worked well for both my grandson and me as the tram provided an easy link between the wonderful Margaret Mahy playground and the Museum, gardens, Art Centre etc, etc. Thank you

    Read more

    October 15, 2017

    Great way to see Christchurch city

    Our two gusets from out-of-town were impressed (as were we) at the simplicity of the journey. The on-board commentary was informative and quite detailed, including some history of the tram on which we travelled. Hop off/hop on is a great feature as we left the tram to stop off for lunch, then got back on to complete the journey. While I'm a 'local', I was impressed with the local knowledge imparted, some of which I was unfamiliar. Great way to see the city.

    Read more

    March 23, 2017

    Organized by

    Product ID: 58043