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Christchurch Gondola

The 360° Views Are Unique

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KIDS GO FREE!

Our Kids Go Free offer is back for KidsFest 2019! Up to three children aged 5-15 can enter the Gondola for FREE with a paying adult between 6-21 July 2019 for the winter school holidays. Book your adult ticket now (child tickets not required for free child entry).

What you need to know

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Duration

Allow 50-60 minutes to visit

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Open hours

Daily from 10am – 5pm (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 11, 2019
Incredible view of Christchurch and surroundings. Shuttle bus available from the city. Great gift shop and cafe.

HAG93 - Kumara, New Zealand

May 8, 2019
A real experience. I'm not good with heights, but this was fine. The trip up (and down) and the breathtaking views were excellent. Good cafe and shop at the top. Opportunity to leave the centre at the top and walk to take in the views

Sue B

May 8, 2019
If you only have time to do one thing in Christchurch, this should be it. In addition to getting spectacular views of the city, there is a time tunnel ride that takes you through the history of the evolution of Christchurch.

victoria844 - Boston, Massachusetts

May 8, 2019
We have been blessed with wonderful Autumn weather and yet again we were lucky! The gondola journey is short but steep so that was good. Views as one would expect! Amazing! Cafe at the top! Quite inexpensive....

mebates00 - Belfast, United Kingdom

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 Cathedral Square at the following times: 9:30am (September-May), 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. The Shuttle departs the Gondola at 10:00am (September-May), 11:05am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:35pm and 4:30pm.  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 Cashel 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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