Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and Alpine scenery aboard the Christchurch Gondola. Walk the trails at the summit, and enjoy refreshments in the Red Rock Café. Then, explore the history of the region in the Time Tunnel.
What to Expect
Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola, and see the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch city and suburbs. Explore the history of the region in the unique Time Tunnel experience, and pause for reflection at the Red Rock Café.
Marvel at the Southern Alps to the west, and the Kaikoura Mountains to the north. To the south lies the beautiful harbor of Christchurch, and to the east is the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city, and harbor from the glass-enclosed gondola.
Once at the summit, purchase souvenirs in the Shop at the Top, or go to the Red Rock Café for some refreshments. If you are feeling more energetic, take one of the many walking trails. Travel back in time at the Time Tunnel experience, and learn the development of the region. Hike to the Crater Rim, formed by the volcanic activity that created Port Hills.
Experience the authentic Kiwi flavors of the café as you enjoy fantastic views of Christchurch and its suburbs.
- Ticket for the Christchurch Gondola
- Time Tunnel ride
Christchurch Gondola Base Station, 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christhurch
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Know Before You Go
• Please bring a warm coat. The Christchurch Gondola is 500 meters above sea level and can be cold and windy at the summit
• A shuttle bus is available between Christchurch city center and the Christchurch Gondola for an additional fee