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Christchurch Tram City Tour & Punting Combo

4.8 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch Tram City Tour & Punting Combo

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions
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From US$ 37.43 per person

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See the sights of New Zealand’s “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the vintage tram in Christchurch. Climb aboard a classic Edwardian punt for a 30-minute guided punt along the River Avon in Christchurch.

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  • See how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011
  • Jump off the tram at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden
  • Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon
  • Float through the city centre on your punt ride to see the rejuvenated Avon River Precinct
Full description
Climb aboard a classic flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt along the River Avon in Christchurch. Choose from two departure points - the Antigua Boat Sheds or Worcester Street Bridge - for a punt through the park or city center. A punter dressed in Edwardian costume will guide you down the river, providing a live commentary along the way. From the Worcester Street Bridge landing site, discover how the city is fast-growing and how it rebuilt itself after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Take off from the Antigua Boat Sheds to journey through Hagley Park. Punt alongside the Botanic Gardens, and admire some of the native flora of New Zealand. Blankets and hot water bottles are provided on cold days, so don't let the weather put you off! 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 Terraces and Riverside Market, 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
  • Punter and guide
  • Live commentary
  • Blankets and hot water bottles (if required)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Please exchange your voucher for your tickets at the Christchurch Attractions Booking Office at tram stop 1 in Cathedral Junction (109 Worcester St), or at the Worcester Bridge Punting landing (75 Worcester Boulevard).

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please note that you should be prepared to share a punting ride with other guests, especially in summer months. Exclusivity cannot be guaranteed
    • Please notify the local supplier at least 24 hours in advance of any cancellation. If notification is not provided, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged to the booking agent. If no notification of cancellation is received within 2 hours of the departure time, or in the event of a no-show, no refund will be given.
    • Trams run every 15 minutes from 09:00 to 18:00 in summer (October-April) and from 10:00 to 17:00 in winter (May-September).
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    We turned up to the boathouse to a very warm welcome, the service was excellent and so friendly, our guide shared very interesting information and the punt skill was smooth we thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back again. The Tram ride was so enjoyable, the guide was so nice and pleasant. Really enjoyed it and so did our teenagers

    April 26, 2022

    This was a unique experience. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The hop on and off feature of the tram was perfect. The punting was relaxing. You can make an entire day hopping on and off the tram at different spots checking things out. Perfect way to scope out some of the city sites

    January 4, 2020

    November 8, 2021

    Product ID: 96651