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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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+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 views over area if sunny day

Brief trip out of city center to get to but well worth the effort to find as the views are amazing. Can be long cues to get on the gondola as it is popular, so early or later in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Susan S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cunderdin
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Easy to get to with own transport.Cost us $28 each return. View fro the top was amazing with a nice fine day. Need to get there early for parking.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brief trip out of city center to get to but well worth the effort to find as the views are amazing. Can be long cues to get on the gondola as it is popular, so early or later in the day would save lining up time. You can do a couple of walks once at the top, or walk either... More 

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Thank Susan S
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Scenic drive. Gondola ride was awesome. Its quite high. Very exciting. When boarding Gondola, its in motion. Lots of look out points. Curio shop, a bit pricey.

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Thank Felicity1232014
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable for all ages. Very friendly staff who were excellent at putting our slightly nervous child at ease. Spectacular views for miles. Well worth a visit.

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Thank SouthernDuo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing day out. Went here with my grandparents and it was fabulous. The time tunnel is definitely worth taking a look at once at the top!

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Thank geniecoopz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm terrified of heights but had a friend visit from overseas so decided to do this with her. It was a first for me as well. The ride up gives great views of christchurch and once you're up there, you can see lyttelton as well. The ride down freaked me out as we stopped for 3min mod air (can happen)... More 

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essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely lovely day out, beautiful scenery, very friendly people,you get a photograph if you want , to buy of course and we walked over the hills also do a tunnel ride thoroughly enjoyed it

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Thank paminsidari
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been on the Christchurch Gondola many times now and always have a great experience. Friendly, helpful staff and the ride up is just amazing. The restaurant food is a bit expensive but always tastes great and you can tell effort is always put in :)

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Thank Skye T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will state from the outset that I am not the best gondola rider around but I have to admit that the view from the top was breathtaking - the colour of the Lyttleton Harbour was a brilliant mauve.

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Thank Ian R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up on a warm breezy day - had nice lunch in the cafe. After taking photos we walked out onto the crater rim track and then down the bridle path. Very enjoyable.

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Thanks for your feedback. Sounds like you had an enjoyable day while visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

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