"Tram ride around the city's sights" Christchurch Tourist Trap Tip by sunshinejo

Christchurch Tourist Traps: 10 reviews and 11 photos

  A sightseeing tram, Christchurch
by sunshinejo

As we only had limited time in Christchurch, we decided to buy ourselves tickets for a hop on-hop off tram ride to take us around all the main sights and tell us a little bit about the area while on the way. It seemed like a pretty good idea at the time, especially as we bought a combined ticket which gave us access to the Gondola too. It turned out, however, that the distances were so small that we could easily have walked it in no time at all, and the commentary while we were on the tram wasn't very good and near impossible to hear over the noise of the tram moving along the tracks! On top of this, we felt like the ultimate tourists riding around on it, and all in all we felt pretty disappointed and ripped-off by the whole thing.

Unique Suggestions: There are two possibilities where I would consider this to be worth the money: firstly, if you are disabled and are unable to walk very far - the tram will take you past all the sights in the city centre and drop you right outside them all. Secondly, if you have children with you then it might be quite fun for them to have a ride on a tram. Other than that, I'd suggest saving your pennies, getting some excercise and walking it!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 20, 2005
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