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Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket provided by Christchurch Tramway

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket
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Pre-booked Christchurch Gondola ticket helps you save time
Duration:
2h
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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
  • 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
  • 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
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • 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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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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42 reviews
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Pascal M
Switzerland224 contributions
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.

Paul507
Mooresville, NC4 contributions
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
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Jane Henderson
Melbourne, Australia69 contributions
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
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Grahame G
Canberra, Australia28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The gondola trip is most worthwhile. It gives a perspective over Christchurch and Lyttelton. Interesting walks and views. Best to make sure of the weather as it can be cold miserable and clouded in
Our trip was only partly obscured by scuffing sea mist. But warm and calm.
Views are excellent. The Red Rock Cafe served us good coffee and delicious date scones.
Written 11 February 2020
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Sunshine
2 contributions
Jan 2020
Really enjoyed it - not a fan of heights but although we were high we weren't ever that far from the slope of the mountain. Fabulous views of a fabulous city. Joined a long queue for the Time Tunnel but it was a very short ride past some screens and displays and not really worth the wait! Really good cafe and gift shop, and fantastic views across the Banks Peninsular. Definitely worth it.
Written 15 February 2020
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Wander624011
5 contributions
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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45 country's visited and counting ...
Christchurch, New Zealand122 contributions
Jan 2020
Took the grandkids up for a look and the view was well worth it. Perfect day to look up the coast and down in to the port. Picked a time between tourist buses (as shown on Google) to arrive and walked straight on - no waiting. Staff were great help with sticking plasters when the youngest trip over a rock outside too!
Written 10 February 2020
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Satosan
Saitama, Japan43 contributions
Jan 2019
Extremely overpriced for the value content, the views from the top yes are stunning, however save yourself alot of money and go up to Dyers Pass for free and have a coffee at the tea house up the top. $70 dollars for 2 adults and a child is eye watering, this attraction is bland with no WOW factor to remember it by.
Written 23 January 2019
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mabAberystwyth
Aberystwyth, UK211 contributions
Jan 2019
This is about 15 minutes out of town. We were going to see family in Cors Bay, so it was on the way. The ride up is steep, but smooth. Pick a clear day, as you can see for miles. The ride up is great, but once you reach the top, the 360 degree views are spectacular, it gives you a great perspective on the surrounding area & city. The information boards are clear & it’s easy to see the places pointed our. You can walk the paths & even walk down. You can see tha harbour at Lyttelton, where Scott & Shackleton left for their Antarctica attempts.
There is a cafe, gift shop & other exhibition at the top.
Thought it was good value for money & well worth a ride & trip.
Written 3 February 2019
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KATH63
Berlin, Germany22 contributions
Never got to go on it when we turned up it was closed due to high winds was never notified so we had travelled there for nothing
Written 25 February 2019
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Kids absolutely loved it
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Ride and view
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Afternoon Fun!
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Must-do for Christchurch city
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Good tourist experience just don't expect great food
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Great way to see some of the city
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Fun and informative tour!
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If it’s been on your to do list for a while, then do it!
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stut254
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Wonderful
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Great experience
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CherieS304
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Great way to see the city
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Beth W
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Christchurch in style
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Jason T
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