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“The gondola”

Christchurch Gondola
Ranked #17 of 209 things to do in Christchurch
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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 2 May 2018

Would love to say I enjoyed the gondola - through no fault of theirs I was terrified (I do not like heights) however the staff were thoughtful and kind. My husband loved the ride up. Once at the top after a wander around the shop, we visited the time tunnel - a cute little car takes you round an explanation of Christchurch from the beginning. Must say buying the Christchurch pass from the tram station for punting, garden tour, trams and gondola included the bus ride up . Great views from the top and a great cafe with the best views in Christchurch

Thank Julie H
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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thanks for your review. Wow great effort to put your fear of heights behind you to enjoy our great views from the summit! We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your Christchurch Pass attractions. Tasha :)

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Was a lovely quiet trip to the top.Didnt have to que long to get a gondola. Views were amazing and looking from Christchurch on one side to Lyttleton on the other. Facilities very clean. Food was wonderful and plenty of places to sit. Staff were friendly with plenty of smiles. Lots to read inside the building and walking tracks a plenty for the adventurous.

Thank Corinne K
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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Sounds like you had an enjoyable visit while taking in our amazing views of Christchurch and surrounding areas. Tasha :)

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Having plenty of parking and being suitable for all ages to visit meant we had a nice family outing here. With having everything from the trip in the gondola, to the time tunnel trip, the view and walk at the top, the cafe and the shop there was something for everyone and no limit as to how long to spend enjoying everything. Having a clear day to provide a good view and little to no wind made this a most enjoyable visit

Thank RochelleG225
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CHCHAttractions, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed a nice outing while visiting us here at the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :)

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this Gondala ride. My partner was a little bit frightened as it is very steep.so if you are scared of heights hang on...was snowing the day we did it.

Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

If you are in Christchurch on a clear day, then this is definitely worth making the effort to visit. We particularly enjoyed the fact that, as it wasn't busy, they allowed two people in each gondola, rather than squeezing four in.
Would recommend a walk to Cavendish Bluff Lookout, which is a 15 minute walk away, mainly downhill and it offers stunning views all around and down to Lyttelton harbour.
The restaurant is nice for a coffee and cake once you have had a walk, though we did find the service quite slow.
Nice free wi-fi and a good gift shop.

Thank Nick_Harris
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