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Christchurch Gondola

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Christchurch Gondola Ride
from US$20,68*
Christchurch Gondola Ride
from US$20,68*
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For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty...more
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10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 October 2006

We were lucky to have a sunny and very clear day when we went up on the Gondola. The views from the top were wonderful. The city and surrounding area unfold as you go up. Be sure to get in the right way; so that...More

6  Thank Exploretheworldnow
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 January 2007

If you have a car, you can drive all along the summit road, which is easily reached from the city. It will be much cheaper and you can stop and look at the amazing views all around. If there are a few of you it...More

13  Thank ohsosunny
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All reviews gift shop great views from the top tunnel experience degree view lyttleton harbour cable car shuttle bus bridle path port hills annual pass southern alps great ride nice cafe well worth the trip banks peninsula sunny day canterbury museum
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The Gondola ride was just exciting, we could see sheeps grazing below and the scenery gets better as we went up. There's a cafe there where we got some snacks and hot drinks while relaxing and watching the view. Not crowded when we went on...More

Thank motiver2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are a couple of ways to get to the top, one is by the gondola which is a lovely ride, about 5-10 min. the regular price is 33 NZD but you can be lucky and find some good deals online which discounts it. We...More

Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Christchurch Gondola during the new year week. There was not much of a queue and we got into the gondola quickly without a long wait. The views from the top were beautiful with a view of the Pacific ocean, harbour and...More

Thank Raja V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good ride on the gondola. Very windy day though so we had to wait for quite some time to come back down! Great views once at the top :)

Thank Curiosity03403237365
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great experience. Can’t recommend this enough. Great way to view the landscape and the city. Comfortable ride. Great service. Excellent staff.

Thank ntjsmith2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The view was really nice as we had a lovely sunny day. The gondola stops at times and may leave you hanging for a while. The view from the top is amazing, so get your camera ready.

Thank DiverDanWee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Doesn’t open till 10am. We took the gondola to the top, took pics, had a snack in the cafe, and took the free 10 minute history “ride”. All in about an hour. We then spent about 2 hours hiking around and down The Bridle Path...More

Thank fwflyer
Reviewed 6 days ago

The north westerlys were blowing when we visited. Safety is paramount and the ride was stopped for 20 minutes while the wind dropped. Great ride up to the summit with gift shop and restaurant. The gift shop provides for all ages. The view from the...More

Thank Trail711651
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful clear day. We had a fantastic view both on the way up and down. Cafe food was priced as expected in any tourist destination but was nice and service very good. We had great weather with not much wind for a...More

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Gondola up to the top and had a look around. The scenery & views are just wonderful, well worth the visit. But be warned - it is damned cold up there so take a warm jacket or jumper.

Thank Andrew P
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Subarna G
11 July 2018|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Christchurch Gondola is located at 10 Bridle Path Road in Heathcote (a 15-minute drive from the city centre). If you do not have your own vehicle we do operate a Gondola Shuttle which departs... More
2 March 2018|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Gondola opens at 10am daily, and you would likely need to leave just prior to 11:30am to arrive at the airport by 12pm. 1.5 hours would be plenty of time to spend at the Gondola: the trip... More
27 November 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, there are walking tracks near our top station. There is a map at the bottom level of the top station illustrating the tracks, and you are also welcome to ask our staff who will be able to... More