Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola, Port Hills, Canterbury NZ

A short climb through Christchurch Adventure Park gets you views of Lyttelton Harbour & the Canterbury Plains. Enjoy the free gondola ride down.

Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola

A short climb up through Christchurch Adventure Park to views over the Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour. You can return the way you came but we descended on the gondola, which is free in that direction. Mostly pines trees and gorse to look at, but not a bad way to stretch the legs and the views form up top are good.

Here’s more information on Christchurch Adventure Park, which is popular with mountain bikers as you can take the gondola up and bike down. There’s only one track up the hillside (the Uphill Track), which starts at the main car park. There is a shorter loop track in the valley also. Info on these walks here.

Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola: The Scenery

Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola
Looking up towards the ‘summit’. The track actually goes up on the right and cuts across higher up.
Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola
Lots of gorse.
Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola
View from the top.
Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola
Views from the top over the Canterbury Plains to the foothills.
Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola
Views over towards Lyttelton Harbour.
Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola
Descending on the gondola. It’s a bit of a thrill if you’ve not been on something like this before.

Christchurch Adventure Park to Gondola

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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