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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Avoid the Gondola id it is overcast

Travelled to the gondola by public transport which is a lot cheaper than the shuttle. The day was very overcast, but we had seen all the other attractions in Christchurch and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travelled to the gondola by public transport which is a lot cheaper than the shuttle. The day was very overcast, but we had seen all the other attractions in Christchurch and decided a bus ride out and back to the gondola would fill in the day. No line up for the gondola and the ride took about 10-15 minutes. When... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyable few hours spent here. We had 360 deg views. Great souvenir shop with reasonably priced clothing. Nice lot of refreshments available. Photos were taken when we were in the gondola which are available to purchase when coming down the mountain. We paid $5 ea, each way for a transfer from Christchurch museum to the gondola & back. Transfer driver... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled up the gondola recently and down the luge a few times - lots of fun! Beware its cold up there especially in the rain ! But if you go later in the day - I think after 5:30 the ride is cheaper :) The cafe is warm but closes early.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

an excellent Christmas present! We only had to queue for about 10 minutes to access the gondola car and they run on a loop all the time. The views from the top are spectacular all around. We were lucky because towards the end of our visit the mist rolled in and there was little to see. The Red rock cafe... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was worth taking this trip to the top for the 360 degree views, including of Christchurch in the distance. The café at the top is completely characterless, but serves it's purpose as a café where you can get coffee etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried to catch shuttle from city but no times were displayed that I could find. Gondola was smooth and easy to access. Looks like you just go up a boring dry grassy hill but then you get to lovely scenery as you go up. Wouldn't class as a must go.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It only takes about 15 mins to get to the top. View is nice. The Cafe at the top is a bit expensive. The Time Tunnel is a short ride that tells the history of the area is okay. Very cold if you go outside when you get to the top. A guy takes your photo as you get on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a few of the surrounding countryside (both sides) then this is the place to be. It can be very windy but the few is fabulous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see with visitors or locals.the gondolar ride to the top is ENJOYABLE.passing ova sheep and paddocks.great city/sumner views.a comfortable ride(carries 4people each)excelent 360degrees view of lyttleton and city.jacket recommended as it gets windy .

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We're proud of it. Nice ride (cancelled if it is too windy) interesting building and some food at the top. It is a good way to look down into Lyttelton crater.

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