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Birds-Eye View Of Christchurch

Get Up High

For A Birds-Eye View Of Ōtautahi Christchurch

Rugged coastlines, towering snow-capped alps, and vast plains stretching as far as the eye can see. If you're searching for an unbeatable view across Christchurch - you’re spoiled for choice!

Here are some of the most spectacular ways to get high up and view the beautiful city of Christchurch.

Christchurch Attractions Gondola over Harbour

Christchurch Gondola

For a gentle ascent that still provides breathtaking views, hop on the Christchurch Gondola. This cable car takes you up to the top of Mount Cavendish, where you can take in panoramic vistas of the city, the Southern Alps, and the Canterbury Plains. At the summit, relax at the Red Rock Café or go for a walk on one of the many scenic trails.

Christchurch Gondola
Tussock Hill Vineyard

Tussock Hill Vineyard And Cellar Door Restaurant

Visit Tussock Hill Vineyard for exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, stunning views of the Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains, and local cuisine at their restaurant. Enjoy tours, tastings, and serene surroundings with lush green vineyards, snow-capped mountains, and vast plains.

Tussock Hill Vineyard
Garden City Helicopters Over Diamond Harbour

GCH Aviation Helicopter Ride

For the ultimate thrill ride, embark on a helicopter tour with GCH Aviation. From high above, you'll be able to take in Christchurch's skyline and the dramatic landscapes that surround it. Choose from a variety of tour options, including flights over the city or journeys to the Franz Josef Glacier and beyond.

GCH Aviation
Crater Rim Walks Godley Head Track

Godley Head, Christchurch

Godley Head was the site of a military defence operation during World War II, but these days it’s home to one of Christchurch’s most popular walking tracks. Starting from Taylors Mistake beach, discover something new at every turn along the easy-going coastal track, from gun emplacements and classic Kiwi baches to dramatic ocean vistas atop 120-metre-high cliffs.

Godley Head Loop Track
Crater Rim Walks Sign Of The Kiwi, four walkers stand on a gravel path at The Sign of the Kiwi.

Sugarloaf, Christchurch

With a peak topped by a 120-metre TV and radio transmission tower visible from most parts of Christchurch, Sugarloaf is an iconic Port Hills landmark. High on its slopes circling the nearly 500-metre-high peak, three ridiculously scenic walking tracks form the Sugarloaf Circuit, passing through native bush while overlooking Pegasus Bay, Lyttelton Harbour and the wider city.

Sugar Loaf Circuit