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“A Christchurch must see!”

Christchurch Gondola
Ranked #157 of 966 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, International, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Christchurch must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Amazing views and the outdoor viewing area is just great! learnt a lot in the Time Tunnel exhibition too.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Great views, nothing else.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The view is great and is a lovely spot. The Time Tunnel is a joke, please don't waste your time waiting on the queue for 20' just to be sit in the only 4 paxs rider that takes you for 6' to see 4 recorded large screen presentations that are not worth viewing. It would make sense to eliminate the waiting for the ride and just walk through. The new café was just ok, not good enough. It was 2 pm and the they were running out of cabinet food, still 3 hrs away from closing time for the gondola. I had an slightly old muffin and my partner an old cookie. They really need to improve the facilities up there, it could be so much better. I work in tourism, so I feel a bit ashamed that after 2 years closed, they couldn't re-open with improved facilities.

  • Visited March 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“The Gondola is now open”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Hi out there ,
As of 10am this morning our wonderful gondola is open for business after 2yrs and 1 month !
Wahoo
The views are unbelievable and in case anyone is worried the safety is second to none as I doubt there are many that have had to rebuild under such strict criteria !

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London
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112 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Still Closed - November 2012”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

The Christchurch Gondola was still closed on 22nd November 2012 and not showing any signs of opening. Three workmen were in the facility drinking tea and having a general chat but there were no signs indicating when it might reopen. However the website indicates this is likely to be last December 2012. A few stickers on the advance tourist signs saying it's closed would avoid the long journey up the hill to reach the facility from the coast road.

Visited November 2012
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Issaquah, Washington
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great location but closed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

Closed. Don't expect it to open anytime soon. The parking had big cracks from the earthquake. Most of the city is like a ghost town and closed.

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