Christchurch Gondola

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Christchurch Gondola
4.5
Trams • Observation Decks & Towers
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Katya K
33 contributions
A must-do attraction!
Apr 2021
One of my favorite Christchurch activities for sure. Just don’t be like me and bring your own beer on he gondola. Apparently that’s a no-no even if you’re alone in your gondola, they got cameras. I was sternly reprimanded when I arrived at the top. However I was allowed to continue my excursion and enjoy the spectacular views and lovely restaurant.
Written 6 June 2021
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Deborah D
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
a nice days outing
May 2021
we went out to the gondola for a nice days outing and we had a meal on top of the gondola, its over priced but what a view of the city it offers
Written 25 May 2021
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GregL
Auckland Central, New Zealand79 contributions
Great Ride
May 2021 • Solo
Very good tourist Attraction stunning views,And the time tunnel at the top is Inspiring,What I did not appreciate was wanting to be photographed by a young woman,And when asked the cost was told $38 For a photo,That’s excessive for most people,Anyway I took my own photo a selfie for Free👍
Written 9 May 2021
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Passenger551099
5 contributions
Amazing views.
May 2021
We worth the journey, heaps of parking, good service, the view's of the city and Lyttelton were amazing. Even had wind surfers flying about.
Written 8 May 2021
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Malsgal
Tauranga71 contributions
Gondola
Mar 2021 • Friends
Fantastic trip up the port hills. Really good views and well worth the money. Also have a time tunnel experience to see that was interesting.
Written 1 April 2021
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CollRr
Auckland, New Zealand312 contributions
Fantastic views
Jan 2021 • Couples
We took a city bus out to the gondola and it was an easy ride outside of Christchurch. There was no queuing and we walked directly onto a gondola once we had our tickets. There is a restaurant and gift/souvenir shop at the top of the gondola, both with great prices. The views were fantastic - with views out to the Banks Peninsula, Littleton Harbour and over Christchurch city. Definitely worth a trip up the gondola.
Written 31 March 2021
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Debbie J
Masterton, New Zealand29 contributions
Wonderful views
Mar 2021
Great trip to the Gondola and the ride to the top was wonderful. The information and the views were outstanding. The restaurant was clean and the food was delicious, with a good selection
Written 23 March 2021
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Julie Spedding
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Time tunnel terrible but rest superb
Feb 2021 • Friends
Loved the gondola ride, views and well organised cafe but the Time Tunnel ride was embarrassing. It is a white -washed history of our land and embarrassing to this pakeha kiwi. The idea is great and it was full of families with small children but the content needs review.
Written 4 February 2021
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Kia ora Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed the gondola ride and we too recognise the changes that are required in the Time Tunnel and are developing a narration that we believe will better reflect 2021 and our culture. As you can appreciate this is a consultative process with local iwi and we hope to have this completed soon. Nga mihi nui Mark
Written 11 March 2021
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Pete and Sar Gearing
Auckland Central, New Zealand126 contributions
What a view
Dec 2020
You find yourself enjoying the great view on top, and that's about it. It's worth a visit just to see from a high vantage point. We think it's a bit overpriced though. However, since the volume of people may be lower than expected with no international tourists, it was not crowded. We had the gondola just to ourselves on both trips. There is a cafe but we were still full from lunch so we did not get to try that.
Written 3 February 2021
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Michelle T
Timaru, New Zealand512 contributions
Awesome view
Jan 2021 • Family
Took my 3 grandson here as it was a great day to great a awesome view. The ride up and down was great but the view...well amazing 360 view round Christchurch. We did the Time Tunnel ride too which was informative.
Written 14 January 2021
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Thank you very much for visiting us and posting an awesome review :)
Written 15 January 2021
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