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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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Great bored day activity

Good fun trip up the hills to see the Christchurch skyline. Well worth a visit. Cafe up the top. We still have the photo we bought on the wall at home. Gondolas are always fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Auckland , New Zealand
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Auckland , New Zealand
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114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good fun trip up the hills to see the Christchurch skyline. Well worth a visit. Cafe up the top. We still have the photo we bought on the wall at home. Gondolas are always fun.

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Thank AnnaaABPM
Nottingham
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this. The view to the sea and on the snow covered mountains was lovely. There weren't many people about when we were there as it was cold, but at the top there are some nice walks and we took some good photos. The little history ride thing is a nice extra.

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Thank Mosymoo
New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view from the top is said to be spectacular! Unfortunately the day my boyfriend and I went up, while it seemed like a beautiful sunny day from the bottom, once at the top the visibility was so poor the view was nonexistent. Such a shame after already paying for our tickets, I would highly recommend them writing a visibility... More 

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Thank Chels R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to go for great views of Christchurch city and hinterland on a clear day. Unless you like the inside of clouds probably not worth it on a cloudy or misty day. Gift shop is a bit blah, ditto the cafe food. The historical exhibition ride is good value for out of towners.

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Thank eater2016
Christchurch
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119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time on the Gondola after living in Christchurch for 16 years.Great Views at the top of all around christchurch.I decided to purchase a ticket down as I had walked up from the bottom and was quite tired.I only had my eftpos card with me which was a chip and when I went to use it it didn't work on... More 

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Thank MontyNZ
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is so cool to try the over-looking of Christchurch. Very cold up there. :) they have a great mini tour of the history where you can watch it while riding the mini train. Their cafe is awesome. It's good to try their coffee with a good view

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed a great coffee while over looking views of Christchurch. Tasha :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the ride up in the Gondola with the family. Great restaurant with very good children's menu. Gift shop has some lovely reasonable gifts and ornaments for the home.

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Thank shaz548
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Great to hear you and your family enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience and we hope to see you again soon. Tasha :) More 

Winnipeg
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gondola ride was nice, but once you get out at the top station you really get what you paid for. The views of the surrounding area are beautiful! We really liked the pathway to the lookout point but I wished there was better signage toward the memorial, we weren't sure what we were looking for and parts of the... More 

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Thank janellef186
WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our beautiful views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. Tasha :) More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited The Christchurch Gondola and road it to the Top, Great Views, Nice Meals & the staff are very Friendly.

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Thank Chris T
Fargo, North Dakota
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148 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride is smooth. The view is impressive. The little ride inside about the history was very interesting. I would recommend it to anybody.

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

Thank you for your review and in recommending the Christchurch Gondola as "must do" attraction. Tasha :) More 

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