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Christchurch Gondola


The Gondola whisks you to the top of the hills, where stunning views await - a must do activity!


  • Enjoy spectacular views over Christchurch city, Lyttelton Harbour and the Southern Alps
  • Spend the day exploring at the summit station with walking trails and the Time Tunnel
  • Relax at the cafe and check out our gift shop

The Christchurch Gondola whisks you to the top of the hills where stunning views await.

To the west, the Southern Alps seem close in the clear pure air and to the East, the ocean and the sky stretch as far as the eye can see. Experience the Time Tunnel, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of Banks Peninsula and Christchurch. See lifesize dioramas of the early voyagers, both Polynesian and European.

Revive your spirits with a snack at the new Red Rock Cafe, browse what is on offer in the shop or just relax and take in the magnificent 360° views.

A stunning scenic activity that is a "must do" for any visit to Christchurch.

Adult $35.00 (Aged 16+)
Child $15.00 (Aged 5-15 years)
Family $85.00 (2 adults + up to 3 children)


  • Allow approx. 50-60 mins for the whole experience


  • 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022


  • Anyone aged 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.



    Tickets are time-specific - and must be redeemed at time selected when booking. In the event of early or late arrival you will be required to pay the remaining cost of a full price ticket directly to the operator.

    Additional Tickets: Additional full priced tickets may be purchased as you proceed to checkout.

    Note: Children under 5 years old are free of charge.

  • In line with the governments traffic light system, vaccination certificates will be required at Christchurch Gondola from 3 December for guests aged over 12 years and 3 months. Please present your My Vaccine Pass to our staff when you arrive, and remember to wear a face mask and scan in on arrival.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Dianne Dinsmore from United States wrote on 22 July 2020

Stunning views!

It was a beautiful clear day when we went up. Snow on the mountains, blue sky, views for miles. Interesting to see the whole of Christchurch from above as well.

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Michelle from New Zealand wrote on 26 July 2020

Lovely ? day for it! Great friendly staff

Great afternoon out with the family- beautiful views - gosh we live in a speculator place- so pleased to call it home

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Rohit kumar from New Zealand wrote on 18 July 2020

Christchurch gondola with friends

Was beautiful weather and awesome sight seeing

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Carly from New Zealand wrote on 31 March 2021

Journey through a warped racist time tunnel

The gondola itself is great, nice views/experience, however the 'time tunnel' and panels about the "history" of the area are incredibly problematic, outdated, racist and offensive. The disparaging portrayal of Māori and white-washed/inaccurate portrayal of the history of the area has no place in Aotearoa 2021. Would not return.

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Krishea Moss from New Zealand wrote on 02 November 2020


Was good nice friendly staff ?

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