Christchurch Gondola set to reopen

10:28 am on 24 March 2013

The Christchurch Gondola will reopen to the public on Monday for the first time in more than two years following earthquake damage.

Its top station on the Port Hills was flooded by 60,000 litres of water when the 2011 February quake burst fire sprinkler heads.

Managing director Michael Esposito says the Bridle Path track under the gondola is expected to remain closed for about two months while the council removes hazardous rocks.

Fences designed to catch rocks have also been put up around the gondola's buildings to protect them.

Mr Esposito says he expects several hundred people to visit the gondola on Monday.