No visit to Christchurch is complete without riding the gondola up the Port Hills to take in the spectacular panoramic views. From here you will see Lyttelton Harbour, the Southern Alps and the ocean and sky stretching out in the distance. This promises to be a great day out for the family and the kids will really love riding the cable cars!
Once at the top take in the views from our wraparound viewing decks and explore the many walking tracks accessible with options of short or longer walks. Visit the licensed Red Rock Café for coffee, a snack or lunch while gazing out at the vistas. Experience the Time Tunnel ride which is a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the Port Hills and Christchurch from an electric cart. Lastly don't forget to browse what is on offer in the gift shop before you hop back on the Gondola and enjoy the views again as you return to the base station.
Hours: 10am - 4pm daily
There is plenty of onsite car parking at our Gondola reception. For those without a vehicle or wishing to use public transport, the number 28 public bus departs from the Bus Interchange in central Christchurch and stops outside our Gondola reception.
See the Best of Christchurch
Combine your Christchurch Gondola ticket with entry to the Christchurch Tram, Punting on the Avon or both activities. With the option to enter all three sites in the same day or to visit the attractions over two or more days, our discounted combo tickets are a great option for those wanting to explore the city.
If you're a Christchurch or Canterbury local resident buy our Tram and Gondola Annual Pass and save! Your Annual Pass will give you unlimited rides on the Christchurch Tram and Gondola for a year enabling you to make great use of these local attractions. For further information on our Annual Pass click here.
Experience Hanmer Springs
Visiting Hanmer Springs? Our Hanmer Springs Attractions site offers plenty of family-friendly activities only 90 minutes from Christchurch. Opt for a thrilling Jet Boat ride, Rafting or Canoe trip on the gentle Grade 2 Waiau River, an Off-Road Buggy adventure or Paintball. Quad Biking, Clay Bird Shooting and Bungy Jumping are also on offer for adults and older teens.
With hot pools, walking and biking tracks and more in the village, a visit to Hanmer Springs makes for a great day trip from Christchurch or an extended stay getaway.