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“Beautiful views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Christchurch Gondola

Christchurch Gondola
10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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Ranked #15 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Cultural
Activities: Dining
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Owner description: 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 views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The views at the top are spectacular! It was fun to hike around a bit, but it was unseasonably cold so we spent less time than we plan.

Visited January 2014
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“Excellent all round view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We picked a slightly windy day to go to the Port Hills and ride the Gondola. The view was amazing and the information provided about each of the views, with a map labelling any of the significant parts of the view. The effort that has been put in to making this attraction a worth while visit is out standing. The time tunnel and the gift shop are also great.

Visited January 2014
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Thanks for the great review it is a pleasure to read such things :-)
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“Worth it- great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had great views on a sunny day. The charge of $25 pp may be a bit pricey ( We paid for a family of five) but add the $10 pp return shuttle bus for an informative chat with the driver- not a commentary. Price includes a low key "ride" through Time Tunnel Experience which is good to do for history of the area. The Red Rock Café was very good value. We were there over lunch time and didn't find it busy (depends on the day I guess). I would do this again.

Visited January 2014
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“one for a nice day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

If you get up here when it opens (currently 10 am) on a nice day, then you get very nice views over Christchurch and Lyttleton. Nice cafe at the top. Shuttle from the city centre if you don't have a car

Visited December 2013
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“A must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Amazing views of Christchurch, the food in the cafe was lovely with friendly staff, and the time tunnel was a unique way of discovering the history of Canterbury. Highly recommended.

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