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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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Absolutely lovely day out, beautiful scenery, very friendly people,you get a photograph if you want , to buy of course and we walked over the hills also do a tunnel ride... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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essex
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely lovely day out, beautiful scenery, very friendly people,you get a photograph if you want , to buy of course and we walked over the hills also do a tunnel ride thoroughly enjoyed it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been on the Christchurch Gondola many times now and always have a great experience. Friendly, helpful staff and the ride up is just amazing. The restaurant food is a bit expensive but always tastes great and you can tell effort is always put in :)

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Thank Skye T
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will state from the outset that I am not the best gondola rider around but I have to admit that the view from the top was breathtaking - the colour of the Lyttleton Harbour was a brilliant mauve.

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up on a warm breezy day - had nice lunch in the cafe. After taking photos we walked out onto the crater rim track and then down the bridle path. Very enjoyable.

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

Thanks for your feedback. Sounds like you had an enjoyable day while visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at the shuttle collection point just before 1:30pm for the 1:30pm collection to be told by another tourist that the bus had already left. We then had to wait another half an hour. When the shuttle came, it again left before the designated time and again on the return trip home. Very frustrating. Very clean bathrooms at the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We caught the shuttle bus from the botanical gardens and went to the top. Great views. Well organized. Restaurant at the top gives good service.

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

Thanks you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed our great views while visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

California, Maryland
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I don't like heights, so this was one for holding my breath. The gondola is warm, so you can pop open the little windows inside. Try to balance your weight so you don't hang funny either. The views on this ride are absolutely spectacular. There is a cute cafe at the top that has great coffee and... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are happy to hear you put the fear of heights aside to enjoy our stunning views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. Tasha :) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great trip to show off the area and place Christchurch within its wider landscape. The time travel show was also a good introduction to the history of the area (albeit only a passing mention of Maori history) and it definitely would be improved with more added. Good value cafe too.

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

Thanks for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our great landscape from the summit. Tasha :) More 

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not wanting to do too much walking decided on a trip to Christchurch Gondola. Was good spot for photos overlooking the city and coast. The souvenir shop was good with extra friendly staff.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiting a long time for the perfect day to go up and I was not disappointed! So beautiful. Not much to do at the top, but still worth it for the view. We were lucky enough to see lots of hang gliders take off too.

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

Thanks for your review and we are happy to hear you picked a perfect day to experience our 360 degree views from the summit. Tasha :) More 

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