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Christchurch Gondola

10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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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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  • Average9%
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10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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"gift shop"
in 103 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 22 reviews
"tunnel experience"
in 20 reviews
"lyttleton harbour"
in 40 reviews
"degree view"
in 18 reviews
"cable car"
in 21 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 37 reviews
"bridle path"
in 27 reviews
"port hills"
in 51 reviews
"annual pass"
in 24 reviews
"southern alps"
in 58 reviews
"great ride"
in 20 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 26 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 18 reviews
"banks peninsula"
in 44 reviews
"sunny day"
in 39 reviews
"canterbury museum"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Much better experience than I expected. The time tunnel ride was also quite good. The views are beautiful and the viewing platform was a nice surprise. There are some nice walks at the top. The cafe is very good. Staff were friendly, especially the lady...More

Thank kimberleyopinion
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Monday 21st May. Plenty of parking and the ride up was fast. We were lucky to have a fine day and the views were amazing. We spent about 90 minutes looking around and having a coffee and cake. The ride down was just...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an uneventful trip up the mountain. At the top, we enjoyed a great lunch and made new friends with a local couple. A brief shopping spree and we were asked to leave because of high winds. The ride down ws smooth but it...More

Thank richmondlh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited till later in the day when the cloud cleared and so glad we did, the 360 degree views were amazing. The view of the city, the snow capped mountains and sea on Christchurch side, and argo vessels coming into to Lyttelton Harbour were...More

Thank Debbie M
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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and in recommending the Christchurch Gondola as a "must do" attraction. Tasha :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bus pick up outside Christchurch museum after purchasing our tickets at I-site. Since the weather was great we had a wonderful 360 degree view. Stopped for lunch in the cafe at the top of Mt. Cavendish, which wasn't that great, but we didn't expect much...More

Thank Brigitte B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gondola ride up is nice and smooth and really easy. the view at the top is really great with great panoramic view. The only difficulty we had was at the cafe. We ordered two mugs of honey lemon tea and a slice of the...More

Thank chris k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a clear day the views are stunning. 360 degrees of amazement. Great facilities and friendly staff. A must see if you are in Christchurch.

Thank jacquelinemL6261UF
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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our 360 degree views from the summit. Tasha :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had perfect timing, 4.30pm winter afternoon ride up meant we got to see the sun setting and the city lighting up for the night. No long queues to ride up or down, and the Time Tunnel was a novel experience that our whole family...More

Thank 3Bubs3
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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback and apologies about the mix up with your order. We normally only use takeaway cups when customers request for them, so not sure why your drinks were served in the takeaway cups. The takeaway cups are eco cups that are made...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really happy when arriving at the Gondola to know the staff were able to stop the ride to let my elderly parents get on comfortably...they were on hand to help them both in and out. The ride up is steep and exciting but the...More

Thank Karen P
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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Sounds like you and your parents enjoyed a lovely day out while visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the way to take photographs! Glass-enclosded gondolas silently transport you across the landscape, giving jaw-dropping vistas in all directions. Highly recommend this, if you're not afraid of heights.

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Subarna G
11 July 2018|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Christchurch Gondola is located at 10 Bridle Path Road in Heathcote (a 15-minute drive from the city centre). If you do not have your own vehicle we do operate a Gondola Shuttle which departs... More
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Michellelee2368
2 March 2018|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The Gondola opens at 10am daily, and you would likely need to leave just prior to 11:30am to arrive at the airport by 12pm. 1.5 hours would be plenty of time to spend at the Gondola: the trip... More
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sweetybabe2604
27 November 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, there are walking tracks near our top station. There is a map at the bottom level of the top station illustrating the tracks, and you are also welcome to ask our staff who will be able to... More
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