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Christchurch Gondola Ride

  • Pre-booked Christchurch Gondola ticket helps you save time
  • Enjoy epic views over the surrounding area
  • Watch a documentary about the history of Christchurch
Christchurch Gondola Ride
From US$20,16
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Gondola RideMost Popular
Round-trip Gondola ticket. The Gondola operates from 10am to 5pm
Gondola Ride & Avon River
Round-trip Gondola ride ticket plus 30-minute Avon River punt ride. The Gondola operates 10am to 5pm. Punting operates 10am to 4pm May to September or 9am to 6pm October to April
Gondola Ride & Botanic Gardens
Round-trip Gondola ticket and Botanic Gardens Caterpillar bus tour. The Gondola operates 10am to 5pm. The Caterpillar bus tour operates 10am to 4pm October to March or 11am to 3pm April to September
Pre-book admission to Christchurch Gondola so that you can skip the ticket lines for the best views in Christchurch. This can't-miss attraction, rebuilt since the 2011 earthquake, features views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, and the Canterbury Plains. This tour also offers an upgrade option to include other activities in Christchurch for a comprehensive experience.
What to Expect
With ticket in hand, head to the lower station and step aboard the Christchurch Gondola. Shuttle bus service from downtown is available (at own expense). When you arrive, you'll bypass the line to buy tickets and be headed up Mt. Cavendish in no time, a 10-minute ride in total.

Once you arrive at the Port Hills crater summit, you'll get incomparable views over Lyttelton Harbour and the city of Christchurch. Be sure to have your camera ready for snaps of the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. You'll also be able to watch a video of the geologic and cultural history of Christchurch.

Customize your tour with an upgrade option that include Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a ride on a caterpillar shuttle, and a punting boat ride on the Avon.
Reviews (51)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stunning views

Got a bus from the city, the tram staff can organise tickets and travel. A fun ride up with cable cars every few minutes. At the top we met quite a few walkers so if you don't want to pay the $28 you have an...More

Thank Culture818664
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
To expensive, closes to early

At 28 dollars per ticket it is very expensive for a ride, not even a discount for locals. It also closes at 5pm meaning a night view of the city is not even possible.

Thank David v
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This what a great way to spend a couple of hours. Fabulous view. Coffee shop had great food with pleasant staff. Great way to see the city.

Thank 186KiwiTraveller
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Amazing view and educational too

There's no words to describe the view, it's breath taking. Historical tour in the downstairs is very informative. Service at the cafe is excellent.

1  Thank Darmendra P
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Great Overview

Excellent way to get an overview of Christchurch. The wait at the bottom was not significant and we were able to have a car all to ourselves. (Bus transport to the gondola to and from city center very easy and affordable). For those who are...More

2  Thank Ron C
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Shirley J | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets online and also at the tram office in the Cathedral Junction right in the centre of Christchurch. I hope you enjoy your time in Christchurch