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Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

1. Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Experience Christchurch from different perspectives with a combined city tour by vintage tram, punt along the River Avon and cable car ride aboard the Christchurch Gondola. Climb aboard a classic, flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt along the River Avon. Venture through the city center propelled by a boatman dressed in Edwardian costume. Set off from Worcester Street Bridge. Listen to the live commentary about how the city was rebuilt after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and remains fast-growing. See the beautiful alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch and its suburbs on board the Christchurch Gondola cable car. Explore the history of the region in the unique Time Tunnel experience, and pause for refreshments at the Red Rock Café. Marvel at the Southern Alps and Kaikoura Mountains, and get 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city, and harbor from the glass-enclosed cabin. Once at the summit, browse the "Shop at the Top" or hike one of the many walking trails, such as the trek to volcanic-formed Crater Rim. Journey by vintage tram and see the “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day hop-on and hop-off ticket. Explore the regenerated city center to see innovative architecture, such as a shopping complex made out of shipping containers. 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. Discover the vast urban space of Hagley Park, explore the boutique stores of New Regent Street and much more!

Christchurch International Antarctic Center Entry Tickets

2. Christchurch International Antarctic Center Entry Tickets

Embark on a journey through Antarctica without leaving Christchurch. Visit one of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Center. Visitors of all ages will enjoy an interactive, fun and exciting experience of Antarctica. Experience snow and ice, an Antarctic storm, take the polar plunge ice water challenge, learn about life in modern modern-day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins. Try the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise Ice Voyage. The entry ticket is the closest way to experience Antarctica, without mounting your own expedition. You can also enjoy a personalized commentary on your journey to Antarctica with an audio guide tour available in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Thai, German, French, and Spanish.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

We had one day in Christchurch as we were on a cruise. This was a lovely way to see the city and get commentary from different tram drivers as we hopped off and on -- we had caught a public bus from Lytlleton and along the way a local said not to worry about the tram as you could walk the route just as easily and suggested riverside market and the view from the library -- we did those things as we saw them from the tram and the trams had stops at both -- we then went on the punt which the lovely customer service fellow had booked a time for us when we picked up our tickets at the first tram stop. The punt was wonderful as the weather was perfect and we glided by the botanic gardens and there were ducks everwhere. The Gondola ride has great views - I am scared of heights but I managed. The souvenir shop at the top is astounding.

The center was so informative and fun interactions for everyone to participate in. The staff was so attentive and helpful. Kids and adults all had a great time

Great package to do all three on same day. Particularly enjoyed the punting.

Great combo to see as much of Christchurch as you can in one day

Well planned, many guides at each meeting point to advise you