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Christchurch Gondola

The 360° Views Are Unique

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Duration

Allow 50-60 minutes to visit

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Open hours

Daily from 10am – 5.00pm (last ride up)
Closed Christmas Day

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Minimum Age

There is no minimum age but for safety reasons children must be accompanied by an adult

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What's at the top

Shop at the Top
Red Rock Café
Time Tunnel Experience
Free Wi-Fi
Spectacular 360 view.

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Customer reviews

May 9, 2018
We enjoyed our experience. Views, even on a slightly overcast day, were fantastic. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Joy C Dunedin, New Zealand

May 16, 2018
Arrived early, no queues and gondola to ourselves. Great views. Friendly helpful staff. Coffee in coffee shop and a walk outside. Chilly so warm clothing needed. The history ride was ok but wouldn't queue for it

Gill J Auckland Central, New Zealand

May 15, 2018
Well worth the ride out from the city centre on the frequent (but slow) local bus service, good visitor centre and cafe at the summit and great views.

John Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May 9, 2018
Was a lovely quiet trip to the top.Didnt have to que long to get a gondola. Views were amazing and looking from Christchurch on one side to Lyttleton on the other. Facilities very clean. Food was wonderful and plenty of places to sit. Staff were friendly with plenty of smiles. Lots to read inside the building and walking tracks a plenty for the adventurous.

Corinne K Auckland, New Zealand

The Base Station of the Gondola is nestled in Heathcote Valley where you will find plenty of parking for cars and coaches. The Summit Station – including the Time Tunnel, shop and café – is at the top of Mt Cavendish. The Gondola trip up to the summit takes approximately 10 minutes, we can stop the ride for guests requiring assistance, including wheelchairs (up to a maximum of 600mm in width). The cableway spans 862 horizontal metres and our Gondola cabins are very stable and comfortable, offering spectacular 360° views.

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RED ROCK CAFE

For customers wishing to enjoy a private lunch with a view, our Gondola Restaurant is available for group bookings during our Gondola opening hours (please note a minimum of 20 people applies. Evening bookings are unavailable). Please contact us for further details.

Functions at the Gondola

The stunning views of Christchurch city, the ocean, Southern Alps and Lyttelton Harbour make a wedding, dinner, conference or meeting at the top of Christchurch’s Mt Cavendish incomparable. View our unique Gondola function venue for more information.

Shop at The Top

You can buy souvenirs, gifts, greeting cards and much more for a reasonable price at our Gondola Shop. We also have everyday bargain sales where you can buy quality products for a cheaper price.

 

Getting there

The Gondola is just a 15-minute drive from central Christchurch. The Gondola Shuttle operates daily and departs the central city from outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue at the following times: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. The Shuttle departs the Gondola on the hour during the morning and on the half hour during the afternoon.  Adult tickets cost $10 return, and child (5-15yrs inclusive) tickets cost $5 return.

Tickets can be purchased from the shuttle driver.

Transport to the Gondola is also available on public bus number 28, departing from the City Exchange on Lichfield Street behind The Crossing Complex. The City Bus Exchange is located between Lichfield and Tuam Streets behind Ballantynes and the Re-Start Mall.

Time Tunnel Experience

At the summit, experience the Time Tunnel ride, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the region.

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