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“Wonderful Views”

Christchurch Gondola
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$20.70*
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Christchurch Gondola Ride
Ranked #10 of 237 things to do in Christchurch
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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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Views”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Magnificent view of Christchurch and the East coast. Easily accessible by bus and only a few minutes from the city centre. Great food at the top and a good price. Glad it was able to reopen.

Visited July 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the views and the café. We look forward to seeing you again.
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“Views”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

What a great trip to the top. The views of ChCh are spectacular from the top. It was a real bummer to see all of the destruction to the road from the Gondola, but they were repairing them.

Visited June 2013
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Thank wineman1981
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Pleased to hear you had a clear day for the views and you enjoyed your time at the Gondola. The rocks that were on the road have now been used to help fix other roads in Christchurch, hopefully they will complete the road soon. Thank you for taking time to write a review.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great to be open”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We went on the gondolas just after they reopend may be the same week great experience fantastic views of the city and even better of the harbour the other side. just a shame the walks were closed.

Visited March 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Pleased to hear that you had stunning views the day you visited. The tracks are now open, so when you are next in Christchurch, stop at the Top Station for a break. Thanks
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Gondola open again finally”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I rode the Gondola pre earthquake and at last post earthquake it is running again. Great service great views. Definitely a must do when you visit Christchurch . I couldn't believe the views of ch ch today from the gondola

Visited December 2012
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Thank Janr20
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
After being closed for just over two years we are also happy to be back. Thank you for visiting us again after the earthquake and we look forward to seeing you again when you visit Christchurch next.
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“An enjoyable attraction”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

For the $25 price, this is well worth visiting. The cost includes the trip on the Gondola itself + a ride at the top. There's also a good gift shop, tasty cafe and fantastic view over Christchurch.

Visited June 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it and are pleased you enjoyed yourself. Great that you had a good day for views!
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