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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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Christchurch Gondola Ride
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Fantastic views on a clear day!

The view from the top of the Gondola ride is truly fantastic - you can see Christchurch city, the Southern Alps and the coast, the cafe is also pretty good. Just make sure you go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from the top of the Gondola ride is truly fantastic - you can see Christchurch city, the Southern Alps and the coast, the cafe is also pretty good. Just make sure you go on a clear day!

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Nieuwerbrug, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning view from the top all the way around. Have a nice cup of coffee or tea and just sook in the amazing surroundings.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must do activity in Christchurch if you want to see the beautiful views of the city. There is a lovely cafe up the top as well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Gondola on a whim, thinking that the beautiful clear weather would make for a good view. We are now seriously considering an annual pass as the combination of amazing views on the ride and at the top, along with the ability to wander the park and watch hang gliding meant our boys had an absolute blast!

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

Thanks for your feedback. Our Family Annual Passes are a great deal for $139 which also inculde the Tram for unlimited rides! Hope to see you back soon. Tasha :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it was good because when we got up there the view was great we could see all of christchurch and we where abil to have a nice lunch with great food

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

Thanks for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally love the gondola ride scenic beautiful view across Christchurch from the port Hills is a must see

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

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

Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gondolas slowly make there way to the top to a stunning lookout and restaurant. The views are great. It beats walking up and allows all ages to reach the top.

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

Thank you for your review and in taking the time out to visit us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gondola ride was fast and steep...giving you a short burst of adventure before you reach the peak. Go on a clear day so that you can take in the sights. It truly is breathtaking and the shop/cafe is quite nice. Walk some of the trails for more fun.

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

Thanks for your review. Sounds like you enjoyed your visit here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent views from the top and a very good cafe and gift shop. You can take you pick of a number of walks at the top but you must go through the Time Tunnel for a short but interesting trip through Christchurch history.

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

Thanks for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your Christchurch Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got to the departure area, we looked up the hill and around us and thought it might be a disappointment - we were wrong! The gondola rises much higher than it looks from ground level and the views at the top are amazing - 360 degrees of mountain, bays, ocean and city views.

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

We are happy to hear you were not disappointed in your Gondola experience and we do hope the rest of your time in New Zealand was just as amazing. Tasha :) More 

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