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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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Spectacular views

This is a great place to go to see over Canterbury and then down to Lyttleton and the harbour. Great signs pointing out landmarks. We had a stunning day so we had a great view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brigit B
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go to see over Canterbury and then down to Lyttleton and the harbour. Great signs pointing out landmarks. We had a stunning day so we had a great view.

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Thank Brigit B
Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely afternoon riding the gondola. Our children loved the novelty of the ride, the service was great. The views at the top are breathtaking, we could see all the way to the southern alps and a 360 degree view of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. The Time Tunnel was cute and the ladies in the shop were lovely.

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Thank Lisa C
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We lucked out with glorious sunny days with no clouds during our winter visit. We did the gondola as part of the very worthwhile Grand City tour. It was school holidays but we still didn't wait long to get in a gondola. It is a steep ride, but the views from the top are just amazing. The cafe was busy... More 

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Thank Nicholas R
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ride up in the gondola is smooth, the view at the top was well worth it, had coffee there, fantastic :)

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Thank YellowDefender90
Melbourne
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Gondola ride was great. The ride was very peaceful and relaxing (unless you're scared of heights as it's a steep ride up the hill!). The view from the top was great. You could see the whole city and the bays. We stopped at the restaurant at the top for a coffe which was nice too.

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Thank Sairs1986
Opotiki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous views, great city lights view on the way down. Cool little tram ride showing history. Friendly staff. Cool gift shop

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

Thanks for your review and sounds like you enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride with gondola is a great view, but unfortunatelly the weather when we go down its heavy raining so the gondola a little bit shacking because of the wind, so a bit scary..the cafe also a bit small..

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view need to back again with friends. Cafe was great friendly stuff. Time travel was interesting.

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Thank sting1606
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we do hope to see you again in the near future. Tasha :) More 

Singleton, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning views are the norm in South Island NZ and the gondola won't disappoint you. The carriages are clean and well maintained. There's a nice coffee shop, gift shop and toilets up the top. Parking is a breeze.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views of the Canterbury plains are fantastic. On one side you can see as far as the Southern Alps, easily identifying Mt Hutt. And on the other side you have Diamond harbour, Quail island and Akaroa and the Pacific in the distance. Many people skip the Gondola as having done it in Queenstown they may think why bother....but the... More 

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

Thank you for your great feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our fantastic panoramic views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. Tasha :) More 

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