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Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket provided by Christchurch Tramway

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

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Overview
Pre-book admission to Christchurch Gondola so that you can skip the ticket lines for the best views in Christchurch. This can't-miss attraction, rebuilt since the 2011 earthquake, features views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, and the Canterbury Plains. This tour also offers an upgrade option to include other activities in Christchurch for a comprehensive experience.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Christchurch Gondola
    Summit Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
    Public transport brings you directly to the Christchurch Gondola
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    Christchurch Gondola
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Christchurch Tramway
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Christchurch Gondola
    Summit Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
    Public transport brings you directly to the Christchurch Gondola
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Pre-booked Christchurch Gondola ticket helps you save time
  • Watch a documentary about the history of Christchurch
  • Upgrade for a botanic garden visit, a caterpillar shuttle, and a boat ride
  • Ticket valid anytime during operating hours
What to Expect
With ticket in hand, head to the lower station and step aboard the Christchurch Gondola. Shuttle bus service from downtown is available (at own expense). When you arrive, you'll bypass the line to buy tickets and be headed up Mt. Cavendish in no time, a 10-minute ride in total. Once you arrive at the Port Hills crater summit, you'll get incomparable views over Lyttelton Harbour and the city of Christchurch. Be sure to have your camera ready for snaps of the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. You'll also be able to watch a video of the geologic and cultural history of Christchurch. Customize your tour with an upgrade option that include Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a ride on a caterpillar shuttle, and a punting boat ride on the Avon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Christchurch Gondola, Summit Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Caterpillar Botanic Garden tour (if option selected at time of booking)
  • 30-minute Avon River punt ride (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Tramway
Exclusions
  • Transport to/from the attractions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes
  • Please Note: This product does not include the Gondola Restaurant. Please make Restaurant arrangements separately, prior to your departure date
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs need to be smaller than 600cm wide to fit into the Gondola cabin
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brioney H wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions
Awesome - what an experience, not only the ride but what you get at the top. Beautiful views, a little show, restaurant, walkways - a must see in Christchurch
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Date of experience: September 2020
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D&M wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia172 contributions27 helpful votes
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Was first to arrive at 9.50am with being the only car in the car park. This pandemic has given us complete access to all attractions without the crowds. Brilliant ! Took the gondola 10 minute ride to the summit and it was a wonderful view all the way up. First went the
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Wanderer765843 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The ticket line was pretty long, but they moved us through fairly quickly. You can spend as long as you like up the top. The kids went on the luge an had a ball.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Joanne M wrote a review Mar 2020
Mount Isa, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely day. Stopped for a coffee at the top. Beautiful views. All over the Canterbury area small walk around the kiosk
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paul507 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mooresville, North Carolina4 contributions
I got there early via bus and it was really nice to be allowed in a little early to get out of the wind The ride is very smooth even on a windy day. The view from the top is indescribable really. You’re standing on a volcano rim and you can see two cities from there. There’s
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Christchurch Tramway
ldewson65
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10/10 touring
The drivers were fantastic. Full of local knowledge and just general information. Thoroughly recommend it
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J0Parker
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Great way to see the city centre
loved hearing the guides as we travelled around the city centre - interesting to hear about the rebuild and history
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BT-Bear
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Fun ride on the trams
A great way to spend the day looking around Christchurch, Hp - on -hop -off tram is a fun ride through the CBD and
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Harley2010-11
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First day in Christchurch
Had a few hours spare after arriving early in Christchurch. Purchased passes and away we went. Fantastic way to see
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Familylifenz
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Such a lovely outing
A great way to see Christchurch especially after the quake. Lots of new builds and you can hop on and off
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cyongyv
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Great trip
W caught the tram from the main station and just used it to hop on/off for the day. Stopped at the art gallery and
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raineykl
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fun
this was a very good way to get about the city and learn about it. especially as we keep getting lost. the drivers
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964francess
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Excellent in every way- great setting, food, wine and staff.
Really fun evening, right from start to finish. The interior of the tram was beautifully done out. Great food with
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Sightseer33544945789
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Nice scenic view of the city, bit steep the price
A nice slow meandering tour through the city with a operator constantly giving notes about local buildings and thei
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C K M
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A trip to remember
As well as the expected sights, you'll see community groups engaging in their day to day activities, shopping preci
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cooteswhanau
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Nice way to get around
Went for a team ride just for the experience and absolutely enjoyed the ride. Good way to see the inner city and w
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Sassysas1970
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Excellent way to get around Christchurch
Wonderful way to explore the city and its highlights. We did a whole circuit first, around 50 mins then hopped on a
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Oldvan
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Great conductor
Grandson wants to go again! We took our grandson to Chch a few years ago and did the tram, gondola and margaret mah
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JennyForbes
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Knowledgeable drivers
The hop on and off tram experience was very worthwhile, but start as early as the trams start as later they are ver
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Mallorhead
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Fantastic
This was such a great way to see and learn about the city. We were on the original Christchurch one 178. The driver
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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