Christchurch: Gondola Ride

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Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and Alpine scenery aboard the Christchurch Gondola with a roundtrip ticket. Walk the trails at the summit and enjoy refreshments in the Red Rock Café.

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  • Enjoy 360-degree views of Christchurch from a glass gondola
  • Ride to the top of Port Hills for breathtaking views of Alpine mountains
  • Go to the Red Rock Café to experience authentic Kiwi flavors
  • Hike to the Crater Rim at the summit of Port Hills


Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola to see the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch city and suburbs. The gondola ride is 10-minutes each way at normal speed and each cable car stops to allow you to board and disembark safely.  Marvel at the Southern Alps to the west, and the Kaikoura Mountains to the north. To the south lies the beautiful harbor of Christchurch, and to the east is the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city, and harbor from the glass-enclosed gondola. At the summit, you can browse the souvenir shop or visit the cafe. Experience authentic Kiwi flavors as you take in the spectacular views. If you are feeling more energetic, explore one of the many walking trails like the hike to the Crater Rim. Enjoy the Discovery Ride to learn about the development of the Canterbury region. The automated ride is a definite highlight with children and adults alike!


Round-trip Gondola ride Access to the Discovery ride, Gift shop, and Cafe at the summit

Important Information

  • Dress warmly on the day and bring a windproof jacket so you can fully enjoy the outdoor viewing galleries
  • Arrive anytime between the opening hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
  • Public bus #8 is available from the central city bus interchange (Cnr Colombo & Litchfield St) to the Gondola. You can purchase a round-trip bus ticket directly from the driver on the day with cash

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