Day trip

Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions
Day trip

Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions
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From US$ 55.77 per person

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Experience Christchurch by land and water with a combo ticket to the hop-on hop-off vintage tram, a punt along the River Avon in a flat-bottom boat, and a ride on the Christchurch Gondola cable car.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Explore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tram
  • Hop off at highlights such as Riverside Market and the Botanic Gardens
  • Get 360-degree views of Christchurch from the gondola
  • Ride the cable car to the top of Port Hills for a hike in the alpine scenery
  • Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon
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Experience Christchurch from different perspectives with a combined city tour by vintage tram, punt along the Avon River, and cable car ride aboard the Christchurch Gondola. Climb aboard a classic, flat-bottomed boat for a delightful 30-minute punt along the Avon River. Before your tour, reserve a timeslot to venture through the city center propelled by a boatman dressed in Edwardian costume.

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.

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 18 strategic stops. Discover the vast urban space of Hagley Park, explore the boutique stores of New Regent Street and much more!

  • All-day vintage tram ticket (hop-on, hop-off)
  • On-board commentary
  • Ticket for the Christchurch Gondola and access to the Discovery Ride, cafe, and gift shop
  • 30-minute guided punt ride
  • Blankets and umbrellas (if required)
  • Transport between each attraction

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Meeting point

The tram loop starts at Cathedral Junction, but you can board the tram at any of the 17 stops along the route. Alternatively, start your adventure at the Christchurch Gondola Base Station, 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, or begin with a punt from Worcester Street Bridge, Christchurch.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You must reserve a Punting timeslot prior to arrival by email. The punt will likely be shared with other guests
  • Please bring a warm coat for the Christchurch Gondola. It is 500 meters above sea level and can be cold and windy at the summit
  • A shuttle bus is available between Christchurch city center and the Christchurch Gondola for an additional fee
  • Trams run every 15 minutes from 09:00 to 18:00 in the summer (October - April) and from 10:00 to 17:00 in the winter (May - September)
  • All attractions do not need to be used on the same day
  • You can collect your tickets from any of the attractions on arrival with your reference number
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 133 reviews

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Gondola and punt were wonderful. Make sure to get punt reservation in advance. We started our day at the Gondola because it is away from the rest. Beautiful views. Then local bus to tram. Trams were very crowded the day we were there, so we elected not to get off, just do one complete circuit. Still fun way to see Christchurch. Punt was a relaxing, scenic way to end our day .

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March 28, 2023

It was good. However, we didn’t realize that we had to make a reservation for the punting boats. The gentleman at tge first stop helped us by making a call. We were lucky it worked out. The trolly cars got filled up fast. That was somewhat difficult with one of our group being handicapped.

March 28, 2023

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.

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March 28, 2023

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