Christchurch Tram

Christchurch tram

Christchurch Tram

The historic Christchurch trams are an iconic feature among the central city streets, long enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Navigating through the city streets on the electric trams is a great way to see the city from a different perspective – adding that just that something a little bit special!

The heritage trams used in Christchurch are all originals sourced from around the world that have been carefully preserved and restored. Find out more about your tram on your journey around the city.

The Tram Route

The trams make a rough loop of the central city, taking in Cathedral Square, a short detour around Oxford Terrace and High Street before passing over the Avon River and making a loop down Worcester Street past the Canterbury Museum and back up Armagh Street finishing with a quick stop on New regent Street.

There are currently a total of 17 stops along the route, passengers can get on and off at any of the stops throughout the day. Trams run roughly every 15 to 20 minutes, and the full circuit takes around 50 minutes. See here for a map of the current tram route in Christchurch.

The Tramway Restaurant

For a dinner with a difference, the Tramway Restaurant offers diners the chance to ride the tram while enjoying a full four-course dining experience. The meal includes starter, entrée, main, and dessert – all for $109.

The restaurant is not suitable for children under 10 years of age, and reservations are essential. Passengers must be ready to depart at least ten minutes prior to advertised departure times. The full experience takes approximately 2.5 hours and the tram can seat up to 36 diners.

The Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour departs the Cathedral Junction (tram stop number 1) at the following times during the year.

  • 7 pm March – October
  • 7.30 pm November – February
  • Group bookings are available on selected dates, during the summer months.

 

Ticket Prices

Tickets are valid for one full day, get on and get off as many times as you like

  • $25 per Adult
  • $0 for up to three children per paying adult
  • $0 per Infant
  • $5 for any additional children (more than 3)
  • $109 Tramway Restaurant

Opening Hours

  • Summer 9 am – 6 pm daily (September – March)
  • Winter 10 am – 5 pm daily (April – August)

Location

  • Cathedral Junction, 109 Worcester Street.

Quick Facts

Here are a few things you should know before booking your tram ride in Christchurch.

  • Tram Tours are suitable for all ages
  • The Tramway Restaurant Tour is only suitable for those aged 10 years and over.
  • There is a choice of both inside and outside seats.
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • There are 3 to 5 Tramcars operating daily.
  • Infants ride free of charge.
  • Group rates are available for school groups.

Whether you choose to ride the tram during the day or dine in the Tramway Restaurant this uniquely Christchurch experience will be one to remember!

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Contact

If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us

New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.

Contact

If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us

New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.