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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

November 19, 2018
Spent several hours at the top of the Gondola ride. Great views and some good walks here. Light meals wine and beer available. A good gift shop. Take the time for a short walk or a longer walk to the Womens memoral or the old cannon lookout. Awsome views.

Basil781 - Tasmania, Australia

November 19, 2018
For an overall perspective and sweeping views, this is a great thing to do. The cafe at the top means you can stop and savour the views before returning.

aussiepiper - Sydney, NSW, Australia

November 18, 2018
We enjoyed the trip up and down with extremely good views. The shop at the top was very good with reasonably priced momento's and a good selection. The cafe was really good. A lovely variety of foods and excellent coffee. We will return.

GruntaNZ - Christchurch, New Zealand

November 17, 2018
Just a short drive from the centre of Christchurch, ride the gondola to the top to 360 degree views over Christchurch and surrounding areas. Check out one of the walking tracks and enjoy a coffee and light snack or lunch in the cafe.

58jnapper - Brisbane, Australia

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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