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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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+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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Great on a sunny day

Great trip to the top. Good views and you can also watch the hang gliders taking off. Cafe at the top. Worth doing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christine R
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip to the top. Good views and you can also watch the hang gliders taking off. Cafe at the top. Worth doing.

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Thank Christine R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lengthy and enjoyable ride up & down, with excellent views. The visitor centre at the top is large, with a very large and good quality gift shop, cafe, and - again - excellent all round views. Views are had from inside the cafe, from decking that runs all around the centre, and also the facility of exiting onto and... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are happy to hear your Gondola experience was "well worth the visit". Tasha :) More 

Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant experience on the Gondola. We went during the week and we didn't have to wait in line. There were two groups ahead of us and they were quickly loaded up. Typically they limit 3 people to a car unless you have children along and they will put 4 to a Gondola. There is a gift... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you had a very pleasant Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

Mandurah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for adults and children of all ages. Loved the complimentary time tunnel ride. Good for snacks and coffee. Walking tracks for the energetic. Can be windy, possibly wet and cloudy. Great photo opportunities on clear days.

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

Thanks for your review and visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice ride up to the summit, with great views of Christchurch, and the harbour. There are walking trails for the energetic, and a restaurant with reasonably piced food.

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

Thanks for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our great views from the summit. Tasha :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, great views, especially of Lyttleton harbour, great cafe, don't bother with the time tunnel. Good walks from cafe at the top.

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

Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed our great views of Lyttleton Harbour and surrounding areas. Tasha :) More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came highly recommended but other than the great view there wasn't much else. Cafe food looked a bit average, so after 10 minutes we left. The locals we were there with were surprised the tunnel had a cost, so we didn't do this. A bit underwhelmed, especially after the Rotorua and Queenstown gondolas. Sorry!

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

Thank you for your feedback. Our Time Tunnel ride is complimentary when you buy your Gondola ticket, however there is a cost for any additional rides. Tasha :) More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there just before the rain started so we had great views with the cloud base only feet above us. You can see most of Christchurch below you, way beyond New Brighton and into Lyttelton harbour. The time tunnel trip is informative and included in the ticket price so don't miss it. The cafe is nice too - the... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our wonderfull views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. Tasha :) More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a bit of a 'must-do' in Christchurch, and it's always fun to go up in a gondola, particularly one that, like this, kept stopping in a thoughtful way, as if to decide whether or not to call it a day, leaving you dangling above a steep hillside. But it got us up, and back down again. The unscheduled... More 

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Legana, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Christchurch you should have a gondola ride. The food at the cafe on the hill was superb. Best Iced Chocolate for a long time, highly recommend you try one..yummo!!!

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

Thank you for your review. Sounds like you really enjoyed your Iced Chocolate and we hope to see you back soon for another one! Tasha :) More 

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