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Christchurch Gondola
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Christchurch Gondola Ride
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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens, Gondola and Hop-On...
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Christchurch Sightseeing Pass
Ranked #10 of 240 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.
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Beautiful views. noted that souvenir shop is lovely and excellent prices. Coffee also good. Well worth the vist

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Hi Terry, thank you for your review about the Gondola. We are pleased you had enjoyed your time at the Gondola we trust you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Thanks

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We brought a annual pass for 2 adults and 2 kids for $99., which is really cheap and I can also take a 3rd child for free...so great if my boys want to take up a friend. Once on the gondola, you get a 360 degree view. The scenic view is awesome. On top of the hill the is a cafe and a little shop, prices are reasonable. Great for summer days as it can get a little cold with kids.

Thank Artikaran
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for purchasing our Annual Pass and we are pleased that you and your family enjoy your time visiting the Gondola. We look forward to seeing you and your boys again soon, especially now the weather is getting warmer. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was the first time since the gondola opened after the earthquake that we went. Interesting viewing why the road is closed along the top due to rock falls. Great views over CHCh on your way up. When you arrive there is a good shop which has reasonably priced goods. You can walk to the top past the cafe and actually go outside amongst the tussock grasses and take in the the over scene. Great views of Lyttelton Harbour as well. There is a track to the right which if you chose you can walk as far as you like. You would need good walking shoes.

Thank Carolyn G
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Gondola and the surrounds. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Thanks

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Relax in a nice gondola trip before you get to look over the vista of the Canterbury plains, on a clear day you can even see as far as the Southern Alps and out towards the Kiakoura Peninsula. Changing view you can look out over Banks Peninsula and Lyttleton. A great attraction.

Thank kiwiboy2011
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Christchurch Gondola. We are pleased you had such a relaxing time at the Gondola and enjoyed the views from the Top Station, they really are something special to Christchurch. Thanks

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We picked a perfect winters day for this trip. Walked along one of the paths and were surprised to find ourselves back at the gondola!
We sat and watched paragliders flying from the hilltop and it was fun to be able to see all the preparation involved.
Didn't eat at the cafe or look through the time tunnel so no comments on those.
The photo we had taken at the bottom station was brilliant but I wish I had the option of buying just that and not the entire package with all the tourist bumf.

Thank Georgina50
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Hi Georgina,
It sounds like you did have the perfect day! It is great that the tracks have now reopened and you were able to find the Gondola. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip and have passed your comments onto Magic Memories who take the photos re the photo packs. And thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Christchurch Gondola.

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