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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.
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- 1Christchurch GondolaStop: 60 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- 2Christchurch TramwayStop: 60 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- Pre-booked Christchurch Gondola ticket helps you save time
- Watch a documentary about the history of Christchurch
- Upgrade for a botanic garden visit, a caterpillar shuttle, and a boat ride
- Ticket valid anytime during operating hours
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.
- Caterpillar Botanic Garden tour (if option selected at time of booking)
- 30-minute Avon River punt ride (if option selected at time of booking)
- Entry/Admission - Christchurch Gondola
- Entry/Admission - Christchurch Tramway
- Transport to/from the attractions
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes
- Please Note: This product does not include the Gondola Restaurant. Please make Restaurant arrangements separately, prior to your departure date
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
Was first to arrive at 9.50am with being the only car in the car park. This pandemic has given us complete access to all attractions without the crowds. Brilliant ! Took the gondola 10 minute ride to the summit and it was a wonderful view all the way up. First went the…
The ticket line was pretty long, but they moved us through fairly quickly. You can spend as long as you like up the top. The kids went on the luge an had a ball.
Date of experience: April 2019
Lovely day. Stopped for a coffee at the top. Beautiful views. All over the Canterbury area small walk around the kiosk
Date of experience: March 2020
I got there early via bus and it was really nice to be allowed in a little early to get out of the wind The ride is very smooth even on a windy day. The view from the top is indescribable really. You’re standing on a volcano rim and you can see two cities from there. There’s…
Date of experience: March 2020
Take a jacket with you, because it can be very windy. On the lookout of the mountain station you have a wonderful view of the city, Lyttelton Harbor and Canterbury Plains. We actually wanted to make the way up on foot, but you could only buy return tickets for 30 NZD. On top of…
Date of experience: December 2019
About the operator
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By: Christchurch Tramway
Relaxed, informative and a great way to see the central city.
Loved the old tram (over 100 years old) our driver and guide was excellent. Friendly and full of information - he m…
Nice and comfortable
We really like the trams... it's the closest Christchurch has to an affordable train service. It would be nice if t…
This is a great way to see the main sights of the City and get your bearings if you're new to Christchurch. The com…
Great service with friendly staff
It was the best way to see the city with this unlimited tram ride ticket, and the staff were very friendly and prof…
Ron and Lynne H00
Quaint Old Tram
Lovely ride through the streets of Christchurch in the cute tram. Driver was a wealth of knowledge and very enterta…
Perfect way to see the city
This is the perfect way for newcomers to Christchurch to get a sense of the city. The tram driver gave an informati…
Wonderful way to see the city
We travelled this on & off all day including getting off to go to the Gondola. A,wonderful way to see the sites of …
Kinda Fun Historical Tram Trip
My wife and I picked up the tram just as it dead ends on Litchfield Street. The conductor switches all the seats an…
Fantastic Botanic Gardens!
We did not do the punting but did greatly enjoy touring the gardens. They are among the nicest gardens I have ever …
This is a must do trip in Christchurch. There are 17-stops on the route, which takes about 50-minutes to complete …
Take the tram around the city
I have a soft spot for trams, they just keep trundling along.. The Christchurch Tramway will take you around the ci…
A great way to see the city
We only had a couple of days in Christchurch so we opted to take this hop on hop off tram ride to help us see as m…
Best way to take a leisurely tour of central Christchurch.
A delightful way to meander around Christchurch with a full commentary on everything of historical interest. Our d…
Great sighsteeing tour
Easy and great way to see Christchurch if you're on a rush and don't want to miss out the most important city marks…
Short hop on hop off on an old Tram
This is a short hop on hop off trip. You could easily walk the tracks yourself. The staff were very helpful and f…
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