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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city),...

For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.

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Fantastic trip for kids

We visited the Gondola on a whim, thinking that the beautiful clear weather would make for a good view. We are now seriously considering an annual pass as the combination of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Gondola on a whim, thinking that the beautiful clear weather would make for a good view. We are now seriously considering an annual pass as the combination of amazing views on the ride and at the top, along with the ability to wander the park and watch hang gliding meant our boys had an absolute blast!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it was good because when we got up there the view was great we could see all of christchurch and we where abil to have a nice lunch with great food

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Thank Sam M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally love the gondola ride scenic beautiful view across Christchurch from the port Hills is a must see

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Thank Straittford-Miller
Devonport, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gondolas slowly make there way to the top to a stunning lookout and restaurant. The views are great. It beats walking up and allows all ages to reach the top.

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Thank beverleybaker22
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gondola ride was fast and steep...giving you a short burst of adventure before you reach the peak. Go on a clear day so that you can take in the sights. It truly is breathtaking and the shop/cafe is quite nice. Walk some of the trails for more fun.

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Thank Debra S
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent views from the top and a very good cafe and gift shop. You can take you pick of a number of walks at the top but you must go through the Time Tunnel for a short but interesting trip through Christchurch history.

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Thank Greg S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got to the departure area, we looked up the hill and around us and thought it might be a disappointment - we were wrong! The gondola rises much higher than it looks from ground level and the views at the top are amazing - 360 degrees of mountain, bays, ocean and city views.

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Thank Jim M
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you were not disappointed in your Gondola experience and we do hope the rest of your time in New Zealand was just as amazing. Tasha :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gondola is quite lovely (really, what could be bad about a gondola ride?). The best experience, though, is to walk up the hill to the gondola station, spend a little time at the top looking at the wonderful view and eating the very (very, very) ordinary food and indulging in the gondola for the return trip down. To undertake... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the ride for the view. Check online first for discounts over the walk on price. Best reason using is the great crater rim walk from the top. The track below the crags of Mount Pleasant is brilliant if you have hiking gear. Do check the closing time first - staff a little grumpy when we were the last walkers... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed exploring our Crater Rim walkway and our surrounding views. Tasha :) More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on Nov 11, weather was not good but still enjoying the little ride and walk around the top station. It overseeing the whole city of Christchurch.

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Thank Virginia H
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

We are sorry the weather was not on your side but we are happy to hear that you still enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

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