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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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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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Beautiful way to see the city

Totally love the gondola ride scenic beautiful view across Christchurch from the port Hills is a must see

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Totally love the gondola ride scenic beautiful view across Christchurch from the port Hills is a must see

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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gondolas slowly make there way to the top to a stunning lookout and restaurant. The views are great. It beats walking up and allows all ages to reach the top.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gondola ride was fast and steep...giving you a short burst of adventure before you reach the peak. Go on a clear day so that you can take in the sights. It truly is breathtaking and the shop/cafe is quite nice. Walk some of the trails for more fun.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent views from the top and a very good cafe and gift shop. You can take you pick of a number of walks at the top but you must go through the Time Tunnel for a short but interesting trip through Christchurch history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we got to the departure area, we looked up the hill and around us and thought it might be a disappointment - we were wrong! The gondola rises much higher than it looks from ground level and the views at the top are amazing - 360 degrees of mountain, bays, ocean and city views.

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

We are happy to hear you were not disappointed in your Gondola experience and we do hope the rest of your time in New Zealand was just as amazing. Tasha :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gondola is quite lovely (really, what could be bad about a gondola ride?). The best experience, though, is to walk up the hill to the gondola station, spend a little time at the top looking at the wonderful view and eating the very (very, very) ordinary food and indulging in the gondola for the return trip down. To undertake... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the ride for the view. Check online first for discounts over the walk on price. Best reason using is the great crater rim walk from the top. The track below the crags of Mount Pleasant is brilliant if you have hiking gear. Do check the closing time first - staff a little grumpy when we were the last walkers... More 

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

Good to hear you enjoyed exploring our Crater Rim walkway and our surrounding views. Tasha :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on Nov 11, weather was not good but still enjoying the little ride and walk around the top station. It overseeing the whole city of Christchurch.

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

We are sorry the weather was not on your side but we are happy to hear that you still enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

Wildwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved the trip at the visitors center in the park. They provide an easy bus ride out. What a view! Panoramic of the whole area. Quick ride up and it was easy for us to do this late afternoon. Nice coffee shop at top and if your're ambitious you can hike down. Definately worth it.

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

Thanks for posting your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our panoramic views and your coffee at the top. Tasha :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in Nov 2016 - the gondola cost $NZ 28 return for the trip to the top At the top there is the time tunnel ride which gives you an overview of the development of Christchurch - do not miss - it is located on the ground floor at the back - you have to have a look to... More 

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