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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Mandurah
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Thank Grant B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great way to see the views over and around Christchurch, nice ride up to the top. Nice surprise once there of Time Tunnel history tour of NZ and it's formation over time. Which is very well put together and informative. Cafe was good and pleasant with good inside views over vista.

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

Thanks for your feedback. Sounds like you enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience and we hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable too! Tasha :) More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is well worth a visit,especially now after the fires! Shop is well equipped for visitors and views well documented. Cafe very nice and spacious

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

Thanks for your review and in recommending the Christchurch Gondola as a "well worth a visit" attraction. Tasha :) More 

Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great activity to do you must the views are simply amazing I can't describe it in words you have to experience it yourself to really enjoy this experience

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

Thanks for your feedback. Sounds like you really enjoyed your Gondola experience along with our amazing views. Tasha :) More 

Hirwaun
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113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great way of viewing the surrounding area. We could see the Canterbury plains on the one side and Lyttelton Harbour on the other. At the top there was a lovely restaurant, gift shop and exhibition about the history of the area.

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

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

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