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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$19.26
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Tour options (3)
Gondola Ride
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Round-trip Gondola ticket. The Gondola operates from 10am to 5pm
From US$19.26
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
From US$35.07
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
From US$29.57
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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 (54)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Over Priced under performer

Extremely overpriced for the value content, the views from the top yes are stunning, however save yourself alot of money and go up to Dyers Pass for free and have a coffee at the tea house up the top. $70 dollars for 2 adults and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Satosan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Average gondola ride and the cafe at the top is a joke

The gondola ride was okay but nothing flash compared to other gondolas in NZ or overseas. But the cafe at the top is ridiculously bad. After lining up for 10 minutes it's not until you are at the till that you here the menu items...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Romford
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile
Awesome views!

The gondola gives great panoramic of Christchurch. The ride itself is pleasant but watch out on a windy day! We came down into some wind and it made the ride a bit more exhilarating! If you are in Christchurch, it is well worth the time...More

2  Thank mports
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Fantastic Views

Best way to get there is to drive by car. There is a shuttle bus but you have to pick it up at one of two points and it is only every hour. The views were fantastic and the cafe was good. There is also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Alexandra A
Reviewed 5 October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Culture818664
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Tammy H
21 January 2019|
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Response from Culture818664 | Reviewed this property |
P.S. airport to gondola is 22kms, 30min drive depending on traffic.
3 November 2018|
Response from Culture818664 | Reviewed this property |
10.30 am till 5.30pm, last ride up 5.00pm.Closed Christmas day.
10 September 2018|
Response from matthewl20 |
You'll need a taxi or bus