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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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Christchurch Gondola Ride
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We took the bus from the Museum to the Gondola and at $10 return, it was worthwhile. The Gondola itself was a separate charge and was not too busy on the day we went. We also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sue S
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the bus from the Museum to the Gondola and at $10 return, it was worthwhile. The Gondola itself was a separate charge and was not too busy on the day we went. We also enjoyed the time tunnel under the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the gondola in Cristchurch in January 2017, what a wonderful experience! The operator even stopped the gondola for us to load my grandson with his pushchair into the gondola. On top the views is amazing, we were lucky it was a beautiful sunshine day so we were able to see as far as your eyes would permit! The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Affordable. Simple to get on, beautiful long ride up the mountain. Enough time to take in the scene and get some beautiful pictures along the way!

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice ride up. You get a great view of Christchurch and Lyttleton harbour. The upstairs cafe shop is good too. Easy to get there by car. (or take the bus from the Botanical gardens)

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Olathe,k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a shuttle to get to the bottom of the gondola. Each car can take 4 to 6 people, the ride was smooth and once at the top the views were fantastic. There's a souvenir shop and cafe at the top. Definitely a sight not to miss.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going up the gondola is a bit poor BUT THE VIEW at the top AWESOME panaarmic view leaves you breathless the shop at the top very friendly and helpful

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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 awesome panoramic views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. Tasha :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In my professional view , this is not a stunning experience compared with other gondolas ..... how ever having lived in this very city on and of for over 30 years .. i must say the hard work and determination of the dear gentleman that proposed and backed the construction of this desirable site against much negative folks personal opinions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip up to the top of the hills gives such a perspective on the city and surroundings. Well run and efficient, this is worth the trip with a cafeteria and viewing platform up above. There is also a time tunnel ride through the years charting the history of the area. Finally from the viewing platform you can also walk... 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 your Christchurch Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

gold coast australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not for those with a fear of heights but an excellent way to view the whole of the area, the Gondola ride, which takes around 10 minutes offers a novel way to reach the summit where you will find a very good cafe, shop and a time tunnel experience showcasing the past. The transfer from outside the museum in Christchurch... 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 spectacular views of Christchurch and surrounding areas from the summit. Tasha :) More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stock standard comfortable Gondola capable of seating six adults which takes you to a viewing complex offering stunning views over Christchurch and beyond. This is a must do experience

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

Thank you for your review and in recommending the Christchurch Gondola as a "must do" experience. Tasha :) More 

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