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Christchurch Gondola

10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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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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10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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"tunnel experience"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 95 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 19 reviews
"degree view"
in 18 reviews
"cable car"
in 17 reviews
"bridle path"
in 25 reviews
"lyttelton harbour"
in 39 reviews
"southern alps"
in 56 reviews
"annual pass"
in 23 reviews
"crater rim"
in 15 reviews
"great ride"
in 18 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 23 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 16 reviews
"banks peninsula"
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"sunny day"
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"canterbury museum"
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"new zealand"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maybe slightly pricey for a family, but a great activity. Enjoyed the view from the top and also enjoyed a delicious lunch in the cafe.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very simple cable car compared to others in New Zealand, but once you are up there it is well worth the money paid. Stunning views of Christchurch and the ocean. Food at the cafe if very nice as well. Eat while enjoying the views.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful 360 degree views for Christchurch & Littleton. The Time Tunnel which is included in the price of the Gondola is well worth the ride with good displays covering the last 12,000,000 year’s. There is a cafe available if required but I found it a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a short ride. While the view is OK, there is no reason to stay long and it is a 15 min drive from town. Probably worth it with the Christchurch pass.

Thank Sean D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t realize we could have just hiked up to the top. The hike looked rather easy and would have saved some money. We also didn’t realize when we bought our tickets that we had to pay extra for the shuttle - $10/person each way!...More

Thank jp43
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christchurch Gondola is a definite must! The gondola itself is safe and the employees there really help you feel comfortable. Once you get to the top, you begin to see the amazing views of the mountains/lake and it's really absolutely stunning. I was also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chips & wedges at the Cafe are the best. Cup of tea great also. Such a great place to visit. I now have an annual pass so I can go up when ever it is nice weather, Look out for the Swallows nesting under the...More

Thank Lizzy148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular view from top of the gondola. The time tunnel experience is amazing. It takes you to the historical experience of the region. Pretty good experience for a family. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Sounds like you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience! Tasha :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our ride up the gondola. Had a very nice lunch. Very interesting articles of original history regarding Tasman & Cook discoveries.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Gondola Shuttle Bus from outside the Christchurch Museum ($10 return) for the 15-minute ride to the Gondola ($28 for an adult). Each cabin holds 4 people but as they were so quiet when we went, everyone seemed to have a cabin to...More

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sweetybabe2604
27 November 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, there are walking tracks near our top station. There is a map at the bottom level of the top station illustrating the tracks, and you are also welcome to ask our staff who will be able to... More
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bernie403
28 May 2017|
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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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jackyc809
20 May 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | 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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