Christchurch Gondola

The Christchurch Gondola gently lifts you nearly a kilometre to the top of the Port Hills, almost 500 metres above sea level.

Experience stunning 360° views from the summit. To the west, gaze across the sparkling cityscape of Christchurch, over the Canterbury Plains to the high peaks of the Southern Alps. To the south and east are the dramatic views of Banks Peninsula, Lake Ellesmere and Lyttelton Harbour formed in a sunken volcanic crater. Looking north the beaches of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean unfold to the distant Kaikoura Peninsula.

Take a journey back 12 million years in the Time Tunnel as our automated ride takes you through the smouldering depths of a volcano, a native New Zealand forest, a short voyage onboard a ship and through the early settlements of Christchurch. A definite highlight with children and adults alike!

Then revive your spirits with a snack at the Red Rock Cafe, and browse what is on offer at The Shop at the Top.

The Christchurch Gondola is one of the must do tourist attractions in Christchurch and you will never forget your Gondola experience.

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Opening hours

10am – 5pm
(closed Christmas day)

Please enquire for group bookings and functions

Transport Options

The Gondola is just a 15 minute drive from Christchurch's central city. Take our direct shuttle service to the Gondola, which departs from outside the i-Site Visitor Centre and Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave at the following times: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm. The shuttle returns from the Gondola at 10.05am, 11.05am, 12.35pm, 1.35pm, 2.35pm, 3.35pm and 4.35pm. Purchase your shuttle ticket when boarding the shuttle.

For Gondola Shuttle enquiries phone 021 234 6681. Please see our website for more details on Gondola Shuttle options and how to get there.