A friend gave us a 2-1 discount on the Christchurch Tram Tour. Tickets are normally NZ$15 / per adult. To be honest, had we not had the discount, we probably wouldn’t have taken the ride.
The Christchurch Tram is a tour of the city in an old trolley / streetcar. They drive around town, the driver gives a short history.
Short is right. The whole tour was about 10 minutes. You can get off at any of the stops and walk around the area. We didn’t do that, because we’d already walked around the entire area. I felt that the map they show of the route online looks bigger than it actually is.
I’m glad that they’re using existing but out-dated infrastructure in a unique way. And that they’re keeping that bit of their history active.
However, I had a really difficult time understanding the tour. I don’t know if it was the speaker on that particular trolley that wasn’t functioning very well, or if the driver wasn’t in a particularly talkative mood that day.
I thought that I got a better tour from our bus driver in Auckland.
So, I don’t know that I would do the Christchurch Tram again. And I definitely wouldn’t do it at full price. But, it was a fun time while it lasted.
Looking forward to reading about your adventures in NZ – especially any photos and videos you take, as it’s a place I’d like to visit, and maybe live in, a while. I read lots of good/bad things about it. Good for visitors, not so good for immigrants.
Thank you! We’ll definitely keep posting about all our experiences. New Zealand is a great place. We really like it so far.
I don’t know too much about immigration into New Zealand however. The only person we know who is going through the process is married to a man from New Zealand, so I imagine that her situation is a bit different.
Much success to you, and keep us posted!
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What a darling tour bus!!! I love the huge artwork by the church, that
was not there when I was there years ago. How very beautiful!!