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“great views & excellent walk from the top down into lyttleton”

Christchurch Gondola
Ranked #21 of 256 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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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 9 June 2014

the coffee was ordinary at the top , The ride up & the views from the top are excellent on a clear day & not too good on a cloudy day ...
Been up lots of time & recommend buying a year pass as its a great place to start a walk or hike accross the top of the ranges ..

Thank stephen b
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The gondola is a little tricky to find but worth the effort. The view from the top of the ride overlooks much of Christchurch and also the lower tourist road which shows major signs of earth quake damage. The gift shop is one of the cheaper we found, coffee and meals lovely and the toilets very clean. Recommended

Thank sawtellrob
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thanks for the feedback we are glad you rated our attraction so highly and are pleased that it had cheap items in the gift shop and that the food and coffee was of a great standard for you.
We hope you visit again one day :-)

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

It was a great view up and you could the Phoenix rising out the the ashes that is Chrischurch.

Here at lunch up the top despite not having my preferred drink available but great service and very apologetic.

Great lolly cake too.

Thank FlankerLady7
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

The gondola is a short ride up but a viewpoint that's 415m above sea level. On cold days you will see a spooky mist above littletyn harbour on your left and a snow capped mountain range to your right.

Thank Ildefonso O
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Wow I was so impressed with the view up here. Having only been round the city before I went up I wasn't really expecting such amazing views but it was just awesome. The ride is pretty fun and also a little funny! But I came for the view and I totally got it! Definitely worth the money!

Thank Luceo83
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Glad we met your expectations and that you had an amazing time :-)

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