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Christchurch Gondola Ride

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Christchurch Gondola Ride

From US$ 20.43 per person

Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and Alpine scenery aboard the Christchurch Gondola with a roundtrip ticket. Walk the trails at the summit and enjoy refreshments in the Red Rock Café.

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Duration 1 day
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy 360-degree views of Christchurch from a glass gondola
  • Ride to the top of Port Hills for breathtaking views of Alpine mountains
  • Go to the Red Rock Café to experience authentic Kiwi flavors
  • Hike to the Crater Rim at the summit of Port Hills
Full description
Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola to see the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch city and suburbs. The gondola ride is 10-minutes each way at normal speed and each cable car stops to allow you to board and disembark safely.  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. At the summit, you can browse the souvenir shop or visit the cafe. Experience authentic Kiwi flavors as you take in the spectacular views. If you are feeling more energetic, explore one of the many walking trails like the hike to the Crater Rim. Travel back in time at the Time Tunnel experience to learn about the development of the region. The automated ride is a definite highlight with children and adults alike!
  • Round-trip gondola ticket
  • Complimentary Time Tunnel experience at the summit
  • Transport to/from the attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Christchurch Gondola Base Station, 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christhurch. The base station is located a 15-minute drive from the city center. A frequent shuttle bus service (at own small expense) runs between the city and base station several times a day or you can catch public bus #28 departing from the City Exchange, Lichfield Street.

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Know before you go

  • Dress warmly on the day and bring a windproof jacket so you can fully enjoy the outdoor viewing galleries
  • This activity does not include the Gondola Restaurant. Please make restaurant arrangements separately prior to your departure date
  • A shuttle bus operates daily between the city centre and the gondola base station, you can purchase your return ticket from the driver on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 57 reviews

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Awesome to see beautiful Christchurch under us as we went up to the Redrock cafe with normal prices to eat or drink, I might add the shop for souvenirs was so well priced I bought a few things to bring home....and I use a walker which I took with me to walk around without it being folded away and the beautiful staff stopped the Gondola for me to get on and off without rushing me in anyway, so if you are slow moving, a walker or have a stick go there as they look after everybody so well. Don’t miss out. Go and you will love it...my thanks to all the staff there loved it so much Ella Sweeney OAM

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March 13, 2020

Great view!

Gondola trip was pretty smooth with good views of Christchurch on the way up. The views at the top were pretty spectacular. The time tunnel needs a bit of TLC really. It seemed very white with very little maori culture. I think the displays have seen better days. Unfortunately the cafe was badly managed with drinks taking 25 minutes to arrive and it wasn't busy. One needed a chisel and hammer to attack the chocolate brownie. Such a shame. Not a patch on Queenstowns similar attraction.

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December 30, 2018

Very Cool!

A really cool place to take the kids. They loved it and so did we. The food in the restaurant was nice enough but not as good as I expected to accompany the awesome view. Great however that they had something for the kids that are fussy eaters, like fairy bread (even though the healthy food fanatics wouldnt agree) beacause to those of us who actually want to feed our kids and not spend 20.00 on something they won't eat, $2.50 for Fairy bread was great.

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April 29, 2017

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