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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

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

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

Down Memory Lane

Retirement village patrons have been jolting their memories of Christchurch’s central city. Welcome Aboard’s Christchurch Tramway has been hosting A Trip Down Memory Lane tours for local retirement complexes, with the most recent comprising 11 residents of Fendalton Retirement Village. There was no doubt that they enjoyed the experience: their smiles and comments said it… Read More

Bungy Cords – A Slender Lifeline

Basket of Retired Bungy Cords

Ever wondered who makes those lifeline cords essential for bungy jumpers? I was lucky enough to visit a long attic storage room at Thrillseekers Adventures in Hanmer Springs as staffer Graham Nicholson was two hours into fabricating a new bungy cord. He said it would be finished in another four. Rain splashes against the windows…. Read More

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour Now Better Than Ever

Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Opens

Inspirational new Visitor Centre an interesting new Gardens Tour stop Welcome Aboard’s popular Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour has got even better. The reason? It now stops outside the stunning new Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre. Designed to appear like a large airy glasshouse, the Visitor Centre is certainly compatible with its garden surrounds. Design of the $16.4 million… Read More