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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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Greats view of the city

Well organised with great views of the city and the surrounding area. The gift shop was very reasonably priced when compared to some other shops at tourist locations. Food is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mackay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well organised with great views of the city and the surrounding area. The gift shop was very reasonably priced when compared to some other shops at tourist locations. Food is a little expensive but great view goes free with it,The Time tunnel was a bit light on. It only takes 6 minutes and just touched lightly on the areas history.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited this attraction with my mother and elderly Grandmother (there was no option on TA for choosing Family without children). It was a stunning clear sunny day and the 360 degree views were awesome. All of the staff were fantastic. The people operating the Gondola stations were very helpful and stopped the ride to enable easy access into the... More 

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Happywanderers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make this a must in Christchurch. Very efficient service with plenty of Gondolas.the views are breathtaking - and there are marked pathways at the top for you to take a stroll. Lovely cafe at the top too

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip to the top. Good views and you can also watch the hang gliders taking off. Cafe at the top. Worth doing.

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Thank Christine R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lengthy and enjoyable ride up & down, with excellent views. The visitor centre at the top is large, with a very large and good quality gift shop, cafe, and - again - excellent all round views. Views are had from inside the cafe, from decking that runs all around the centre, and also the facility of exiting onto and... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are happy to hear your Gondola experience was "well worth the visit". Tasha :) More 

Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant experience on the Gondola. We went during the week and we didn't have to wait in line. There were two groups ahead of us and they were quickly loaded up. Typically they limit 3 people to a car unless you have children along and they will put 4 to a Gondola. There is a gift... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you had a very pleasant Gondola experience. Tasha :) More 

Mandurah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for adults and children of all ages. Loved the complimentary time tunnel ride. Good for snacks and coffee. Walking tracks for the energetic. Can be windy, possibly wet and cloudy. Great photo opportunities on clear days.

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

Thanks for your review and visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice ride up to the summit, with great views of Christchurch, and the harbour. There are walking trails for the energetic, and a restaurant with reasonably piced 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 our great views from the summit. Tasha :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly staff, great views, especially of Lyttleton harbour, great cafe, don't bother with the time tunnel. Good walks from cafe at the top.

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

Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed our great views of Lyttleton Harbour and surrounding areas. Tasha :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came highly recommended but other than the great view there wasn't much else. Cafe food looked a bit average, so after 10 minutes we left. The locals we were there with were surprised the tunnel had a cost, so we didn't do this. A bit underwhelmed, especially after the Rotorua and Queenstown gondolas. Sorry!

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

Thank you for your feedback. Our Time Tunnel ride is complimentary when you buy your Gondola ticket, however there is a cost for any additional rides. Tasha :) More 

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