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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$18.84
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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.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Stunning Views

What a great way to see Christchurch. The views were brilliant. Best to go on a fine day where the views can be really appreciated at their best. Price of the Souvenirs were really reasonable and the staff super helpful and friendly. Took a tour...More

1  Thank michtucker
Reviewed July 7, 2018
Good access from town, short trip to top, but view from top are simply superb

Book this at the ISite office in downtown, where to can also avail the return bus trip to /fro the foot of the gondola. The views from the top of Littlton are breathtaking. There is restaurant at the top, and a souvenir shop.

Thank Kennedy P
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile
Worth a look

The ride was pleasant and we were lucky and got a clear day so had excellent views as far as the eye could see; all the way out to the snow-capped mountains in the distance. There is a chilly wind at the top which goes...More

1  Thank poiuyty
Reviewed March 27, 2018
Beautiful view of Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains

We bought the dual ticket which included the tram - luckily we didn't need to use both on the same day. We had lunch up the top in the cafe, just the fish & chips, but it was well done for what it was. It's...More

Thank Anasatasia
Reviewed March 18, 2018
Beautiful Scenery

We had the double ticket for the Tram and the Gondola on a beautiful sunny day, what a way to see Christchurch. I was born in Christchurch and i had never been on the Tram what a great way to get around. there were shops...More

Thank Shirley J
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Yuda M
April 28, 2018|
Response from Shirley J | Reviewed this property |
It only takes about 5 - 7 minutes to get to the top