Christchurch Gondola

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Christchurch Gondola
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Scribo
Wellington, New Zealand196 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We enjoyed our trip on the gondola. It stopped three times on the way up which was a bit disconcerting. Otherwise the view from the top is good.
Written 18 April 2022
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Kia ora and thanks for the review. The gondola can stop often for customers who require assistance to get on the cabins including, wheelchair users, elderly guests, young families with babies and strollers etc. We also need to stop the cabins in order to load supplies for the retail shop and the cafe, as this is the only way to get the supplies to the summit. Hopefully that explains why the gondola can stop often, we are glad you enjoyed the rest of your visit :-)
Written 1 May 2022
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yoyo
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
The gondola is fine, but don't buy clothes from the shops above. I bought a hoodie from Gondola Shop, due to the COVID-19, I washed it when I got home . And after washed there were a damaged part. I'm not sure if it was already broken or if it was washed. Quality is not good. It's not worth it. I'm just unlucky. So think twice about buying stuffs from over there.
Written 7 March 2022
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Thanks for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the gondola ride and we are sorry to hear about the hoodie that was purchased. It is very rare for items to be in such condition, anything like this can be returned or swapped out, as per our company policies. Feel free to contact us directly to discuss further on gondola@christchurchattractions.nz We look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Mark
Written 20 March 2022
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Roberta B
16 contributions
Feb 2022
We have not been up the Gondola before. The ride up is very smooth and very high. Once up the view is amazing. As an added bonus you get to take the ride though New Zealand History which was very interesting. We did feel that the Gondola was a wee bit expensive, and no Super Gold Card Discount which was a bit disappointing
Written 21 February 2022
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Sam
9 contributions
Jan 2022
There is a restaurant at the endpoint of Gondola which is very reasonable. You can have a good view and quality food at an affordable price. Public Transport is also available which will drop you at the starting point of Gondola.
Written 20 January 2022
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Vacationer829144
9 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The views are incredible shows just how spread out Christchurch is. Loved the little tunnel history ride and was pleasently surprised that it didn't cost extra. worth visiting.
Written 18 January 2022
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Tim L
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Dec 2021
Beautiful day to be whisked up to the top of the hill.
Really nice staff, happy to have travelers again, after the long lockdown.
The journey through time ride is cheesy as hell & quite dated but well worth doing for the value of it.
Fabulous views of the city & good value
Written 14 January 2022
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lizardtg
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions
Dec 2021
beautiful weather, fantastic service throughout. One of our family is in a wheel chair and the staff were amazing, supportive, helpful and kind. The cafe had good food again great smiley staff willing to help. Fantastic views and the shop was very reasonably priced so we came home loaded with goodies
Written 29 December 2021
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Ryan J
Aspen, CO2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Fantasy experience from beginning to end for a family with a toddler!

Seeing the sheep on the hillside below on the tide up and then the marvelous views at the top!

Other parts of the port hills have great views, but none are quite as impressive as from the top of the Gondola where you can see up the coast to the North, down into the Harbour, across the banks peninsula, and even lake ellesmere and the coast to the south! Simply breathtaking!

Well provisioned gift shop at the top, and the cafe did not disappoint with flat whites and fluffies!

It was also fun watching the paragliders launch
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Would gladly return and even consider a pass!
Written 13 December 2021
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Antemo
Christchurch, New Zealand66 contributions
Nov 2021
Just stunning.
Booked online which was really easy. Welcoming staff. Cafe had good range of options which were family friendly. Clean bathrooms. The Christchurch history tour is a wee hidden gem.
Well worth it
Written 19 November 2021
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taits1261
Nelson, New Zealand4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The fantastic views 👏 exciting trip up on the gondolas, yummy lunch, a wander around the gift shop for a couple of purchases, friendly staff. Thank you I will return again!!
Written 8 August 2021
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