Important Announcement from Ferrymead Heritage Park

To our Valued Friends and Visitors,

We have some exciting news to share! Ferrymead Heritage Park will be taking a short break for some much-needed TLC. From Monday July 1st, 2024, to September 29th, 2024, we will be going into hibernation to undertake essential maintenance and upgrades.

During this time, we will be closed to the general public as our dedicated team will be hard at work preserving the rich history and charm of the park, ensuring that your future visits are even more enjoyable and memorable.

But don't worry! We are still available for private bookings during this period. If you have a wedding, special event, celebration, or private tour in mind, please reach out to us. We're here to make your occasion unforgettable!

We know you love exploring the past with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back with refreshed and improved facilities. Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

Stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks of the work in progress. We promise it will be worth the wait!

See you all on September 29th, 2024, for a grand reopening celebration!

Ngā mihi nui

The Ferrymead Heritage Park Team

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**Please note the Heritage Park hours are affected on Night Market days and will close at 1pm for market preparations.**


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 follows part of the route today.

Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township and the park has a variety of restored cottages plus a school house, church and businesses which reflect the period and allow visitors to experience life for the early residents of Christchurch including the smell of a coal range and the sounds of a tram rattling past the door. 

There is a large array of heritage exhibitions and displays that are open for viewing, particularly on Sundays. These displays are owned and operated by individual societies and manned by their volunteers. They have restored and displayed their collections for you to enjoy and these include tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, trains, cars, printing, post and telegraph, model railway, photography and much much more. If you are interested in a particular society's display, please contact the society in advance of your visit, to ensure that volunteers will be on site. 


  •  Trams run on the weekends and are not included in general admission.  Tickets can be purchased from reception.
  •  Ferrymead Alive runs on the first Sunday of every month.  Tickets are not included in general admission and can be purchased from Moorhouse Station inside the park.  *Trains are not operational during winter months*
  • Ferrymead Night Market runs first Saturday of every month excluding Jan and winter months. $5 Entry per adult.  Children under 15 free.  Tram and Trains ride additional. 




Upcoming events

Event Calendar

Tram running days

Steam Train running days

Other Trains running

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School Holidays

Visit our Events page for more information

Weddings and Venue Hire

Ferrymead Heritage Park has several facilities that can be hired for functions including weddings and parties. These include the following:
- Heritage Church (Chapel)
- Friendly Societies Lodge Hall
- Heritage Railway Station
- Coronation Park
- Heritage Rose Garden
- Wedding Tram/ Birthday Tram
- Photo shoots

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Admission Prices

VALID ALL DAYS EXCEPT EVENT DAYS (special prices apply).

Adults - $15.00, Seniors/Students - $12.50, Child (5-15yrs) - $10.00, Under 5's (1-4yrs) -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $39.50

Community Service Card Holders:
Adults - $12.50, Seniors/Students - $10.50, Child (5-15yrs) - $8.50, Under 5's (1-4yrs) -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $33.50

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Curriculum based learning experiences for Primary, Intermediate and Secondary students.

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