Pricing and Conditions

Adult $12.50 - $15.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges angle-down

Family Passes available, Under 5's free. Students and seniors $12.50. Extra charges for tram and trains on running days.


Ferrymead owes its importance in history to the hills dividing Christchurch from the port of Lyttelton. Pioneers transported their goods over the steep Bridle Path from Lyttelton to Heathcote, where punts were used to cross the river into early Christchurch. Later traffic came by sea up the estuary. In 1863, the first railway in New Zealand was opened, running from Ferrymead into central Christchurch. This railway line was the inspiration for Ferrymead Heritage Park and the restored railway line. We have a wide range of exhibits to suit everyone's interests, such as fire engines, model railways, aircrafts, telecommunications, an old school house and jail. Trams run on the weekends and trains running on the first Sunday of each month.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open to the public from 10am to 4.30pm every day except Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
20km to Christchurch International Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
10km east of central Christchurch.

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