Welcome Aboard Blog

The latest news from our iconic Christchurch attractions

Kids Go Free in July

The school holidays are here and we have some great deals for entertaining the kids. Kids travel for FREE on the Gondola and Tramway, whilst we have a discounted family rate for the jet boat in Hanmer.   Gondola Rides Valid from Saturday 4 July to Sunday 19 July 2017 the Gondola is offering up to three… Read More

Outdoor Team Building Activities – Corporate Adventure Package

Jet Boat Ride

If you’ve ever wanted to organise a team building experience with a difference, look no further than Hanmer Springs Attractions (formerly Thrillseekers Adventures). Escape to our natural alpine playground at Hanmer Springs, just 90 minutes north of Christchurch, and enjoy your pick of our exciting outdoor group activities with a Corporate Thrills Package. Outdoor fun perfect for groups… Read More

Christchurch Gondola – A Unique Venue For Your Functions

Christchurch Gondola - A Unique Wedding Venue

As one of the top attractions for visitors to Christchurch, the Gondola is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike. However there’s more to the Gondola than meets the eye. Our mountain-top function rooms provide a unique venue for a range of events, including wedding receptions, conferences, business events, gala dinners, and parties. Offering spectacular scenic views across Christchurch… Read More

Welcome Aboard’s fun school holiday activities!

School holidays are always a busy time for kids and parents! If you’re looking for some fun things to do in Christchurch and Canterbury these winter school holidays that won’t break your budget, join us at Welcome Aboard where we have some great things planned. Our annual Kids Go Free offer at the Christchurch Gondola… Read More

Summer selfie time at our iconic attractions!

We decided that summer was the perfect time to hold a photo competition at our Welcome Aboard attractions – and with much mention of selfies lately, we couldn’t think of a better type of photo! Our Summer Selfie Competition began in mid-January and ran through until the end of February. Our Welcome Aboard office staff… Read More

Christchurch Trams on Track Along our New Extension!

Christchurch Tram #15

After many years of planning, our Christchurch Tram track extension was officially opened last week on 12 February. Our staff (especially our drivers) were all looking very gleeful, as the opening had been a very long time coming after it was originally planned for 2011! The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key, stopped by… Read More

Gently Down the River on the New Hanmer Canoes!

Inflatable Canoes

A river cruise by canoe, less ruffled than a jet boat ride and not as rollicking or drenching as a white water raft dash, is the newest tourist activity available at Hanmer Springs Attractions (formerly Thrillseekers Adventures) near Hanmer Springs. Hanmer Springs Canoes offers a six-hour self-propelled downstream canoe trip on the famed North Canterbury Waiau River,… Read More

Christchurch’s Best Activities in One Ticket!

Welcome Aboard has nailed the ultimate product for visitors to Christchurch. Our new Christchurch Pass is being launched for the approaching summer season, and solves the ‘what shall we do?’ dilemma for visitors by combining the four most sought-after Christchurch attractions in one ticket: Christchurch Tram – a one day ticket to travel on Christchurch’s heritage… Read More

Christchurch Tram City Loop Re-opening Delights Cantabrian

Christchurch Tram - Things to do in Christchurch

The full Christchurch Tram city loop re-opened on Tuesday November 11. The beginning of Canterbury’s famed Cup and Show week, it was indeed a delight to watch the historic trams continue beyond the end of Worcester Boulevard, turning right into Rolleston Avenue and passing Canterbury Museum. Trams then turned into Armagh Street, passing Cranmer Square and crossing… Read More

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