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Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket provided by Christchurch Tramway

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3352GONDOLA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Transport to/from the attractions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Christchurch Gondola, Summit Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand Public transport brings you directly to the Christchurch Gondola
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchairs need to be smaller than 600cm wide to fit into the Gondola cabin
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Transport to/from the attractions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Christchurch Gondola, Summit Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand Public transport brings you directly to the Christchurch Gondola
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchairs need to be smaller than 600cm wide to fit into the Gondola cabin
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Christchurch Gondola
    Summit Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
    Public transport brings you directly to the Christchurch Gondola
    See address & details
  • 1
    Christchurch Gondola
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Christchurch Tramway
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

4.0
41 reviews
Excellent
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great holidays
Dannevirke, New Zealand14 contributions
very happy memories
Feb 2021
amazing views loved it and the great staff looked after us so great. I would recommend to any new zealand person to do this because you have excellent staff and great experience you would never forget
Written 1 March 2021
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Brioney H
4 contributions
Awesome
Sep 2020
Awesome - what an experience, not only the ride but what you get at the top. Beautiful views, a little show, restaurant, walkways - a must see in Christchurch
Written 25 September 2020
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D&M
Perth, Australia317 contributions
Wonderful experience
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 observatory deck which wrapped around the who building and gave us wonderful 360 degree views of Christchurch and surrounds. Also went outside and did the crater summit walk out to the lookout. This was well worth doing. Eventually made our way back to the summit station and took the hair raising ride back down the steep mountain. Well worth the $30pp ticket especially on this beautiful crisp clear sunny morning.
Written 18 March 2020
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Wanderer765843
11 contributions
Nice view
Apr 2019
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.
Written 7 March 2020
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Joanne M
Mount Isa, Australia11 contributions
Gentle and beautiful
Mar 2020
Lovely day. Stopped for a coffee at the top. Beautiful views. All over the Canterbury area small walk around the kiosk
Written 5 March 2020
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Paul507
Mooresville, NC4 contributions
Awesome
Mar 2020 • Solo
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 a cool ride inside the upper building too that gives you some background on a few things that’s worth doing too. I didn’t eat at the cafe but had an Americano and was nice to sip on while enjoying the stunning view.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pascal M
Switzerland221 contributions
Only go up when the weather is really nice!
Dec 2019
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 the mountain there are beautiful hiking trails in both directions, which lead along the mountain crest.
We treated ourselves to a Cappuccino in the otherwise somewhat expensive restaurant, which was really very good.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

annm
Wollongong, Australia2 contributions
Slow
Feb 2020
The weather was windy and raining, the queue to board the gondola was out the door of the ticket office, took 30 minutes before we boarded the gondola, and was told just before we boarded that it was due to the weather, why was there not a representative at the main door to inform us of this fact as a couple of people turned around and left.
Once to the top the view was great, the Time Tunnel Experience ,The History of Canterbury was very interesting, cafe was fine and the bus service to and from
Christchurch was excellent.
Written 29 February 2020
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Wander624011
5 contributions
tourist highlight
Feb 2020
Interesting outing although the actual gondola ride is a bit ho-hum but still good . The facilities at the top are excellent with friendly and knowledgeable staff in the gift shop and restaurant. The 'time tunnel' thing was a bit odd and also proclaimed a ban on bare feet (in NZ???). The shuttle bus was efficient but the driver! Oh so grumpy! But we had a good laugh about it.
Written 19 February 2020
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Jane Henderson
Melbourne, Australia69 contributions
Magnificent Sights
Feb 2020
Well worth taking the time to enjoy some time going up to the top of the mountain in the gondola as the view was so breathtaking. It was a very hot day yesterday here 17th February, 2020 and the gondola itself was a little hot to sit in but other than that fabulous. We had coffee in the cafe at the top and purchased a couple of items in the gift shop and had quite an extensive chat with the lovely lady behind the counter who was so very helpful in finding us what we wanted. She totally went out of her way to do so and therefore making us extremely happy.
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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The Ultimate Christchurch Dining Experience.
This was absolutely amazing! The whole experience from the food, the atmosphere, to the attentive and most efficien
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Charming
Wonderful way to travel around Christchurch! The trams are in pristine condition. It’s a bit snug but it’s more fun
Christine_Hands
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Great experience
See all the inner city with a knowledgeable commentary from the tram-driver, and the ability to hop off and on at a
CherieS304
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Great way to see the city
was lovely way to get around on a cold and wet day. The Staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful
Beth W
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Christchurch in style
I loved the tram ride around the city. There was a driver who gave a commentary about the city highlights, and i wa
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Dinner on a Tram
Dinner on a Tram - how do they do it fantastic food ever changing scenery and a very pleasant evening
Jason T
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A nice place to spend an hour or so relaxing
The simple things are often the best, we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff and after a short safety briefi
QuentinnR
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Stress free sightseeing
Unfortunately the tram wasn’t running the full track due to maintenance, but we still got the experience and a real
Mark F
Mark F
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Couples experience
A delightful trip around the central business district of Christchurch with commentary given by the various drivers
Nita M
Nita M
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Great way to see the city
This is a great way to gain a quick overview of the city if your time is limited. The commentary is interesting, th
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Great Experience
Such a great experience, I’m glad we made time for it. Drivers had great knowledge about the history of Christchurc
cowgirlNZ
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Great way to get around the city centre for a day
Convenient and informative. Great for orientation if you're not familiar with the layout of the city. Can go roun
Jason T
Jason T
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A must do if you like rail transport
A fun way to get familiar with the city and learn a little about the locals as you go. We boarded at the main termi
a1otus
a1otus
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Relaxing, informative, do it!
Good value if you look at it as a day ticket around Christchurch, or even if you just use it once and listen to the
LEILADADIAN
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Not nice experience
We booked a table for dinner. The quality of the food was ok but the quantity of the food was terrible. We ended up
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