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Christchurch Gondola

10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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Christchurch Gondola Ride
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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens, Gondola and Hop-On...
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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+64 3-384 0310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Could have stayed up here for hours. Beautiful view and more reasonably priced than a lot of things in NZ! Cafe with a good range of food at the top. Well worth the visit.

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been fortunate to have been able to experience other chairlift rides, the Gondola offers good views of Christchurch and to the bay on the other side of the hill but we thought was not spectacular. What we did find excellent was the audio/visual...More

Thank michaelz789o
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice ride up the Port Hills above the city and as you would expect stunning views over the city and across the hills to Lyttleton. Had a coffee and cake in the cafe at the top which was very nice and reasonably priced. Gondola ride...More

Thank Camda
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your coffee and cake while taking in our stunning views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. Tasha :)

Reviewed 3 days ago

A great activity to do on a sunny, clear day. Free shuttle from the city centre which was helpful as we didn't have a car. There is a restaurant and shop at the top, which we didn't utilise but the views were wonderful making for...More

Thank Atkos
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Good to hear you enjoyed our lovely views of Christchurch and had a sunny clear day to take great photos! Tasha :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved our trip on the Gondola, really helpful staff with booking other attractions for us. The views from the top are spectacular as are spotting the sheep on the way up on the mountainside. The gift shop is great, I normally don't buy products...More

Thank TBM4US
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the gondola on a Monday and it was nice and quiet. The ride takes just over five minutes and is a tad scary in places (if you're afraid of heights) but the view from the top is great. There are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love seeing the beautiful outdoors in a low-exertion sort of way, the Gondola is for you (but if you'd rather get out in the wild, hike around at the top, or down into the cute village of Lyttleton). One of the best views...More

Thank Samantha E
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an inexpensive & amazing experience - must see for all visiting Christchurch. Free shuttle from Christchurch, great lunch, great service! Gotta love the NZ folk ❤️

Thank Lisa G
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had an amazing experience while visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Christchurch gondola - it was much more of a relaxed pace than the Queenstown, we also learnt a lot of history about the local area and the kids loved it. Well worth the visit.

Thank Melissa H
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great to hear you and your family enjoyed a lovely family day out up here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick a good clear day and you can see for miles. Average restaurant at top of the Gondola. The ride itself was good fun and took about 10 minutes. All the children we saw on the ride loved it, We walked down from the top...More

Thank SkyJetMan
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bernie403
Is there space in the gondola for a folding wheelchair and are the paths at the top suitable for wheelchairs? My chair has all terrain tyres and hubby will be pushing me.
28 May 2017|
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Response from WelcomeAboardCHCH | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, our Gondola cabins can accommodate folded wheelchairs. Once at the top station, our staff will be able to direct you to the lift so you can access the upper levels of the building. There... More
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Jacky C
Is it still function in Winter?
20 May 2017|
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Response from WelcomeAboardCHCH | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, the Gondola operates 364 days per year (we are closed on Christmas Day), so we are open daily in winter. There may be occasions when we need to close due to the wind being outside of our... More
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Mike C
What is the weather like in September in Christchurch, with regards doing the Gondola ride?
19 May 2017|
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Response from WelcomeAboardCHCH | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Gondola operates daily year round (with the exception of Christmas Day). There are occasions when we need to close due to the wind being outside of our operating limits, but this is quite... More
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