Christchurch Gondola, Christchurch

4.4
#3 of 23 in Transportation in South Island
Christchurch Gondola takes you across the sparkling cityscape and up to the top of the hill, which offers panoramic views over the ocean shore, plains, a lake, and a harbor nestled in a sunken volcanic crater. At the summit 500 m (1,640 ft) above sea level, a time tunnel provides an automated ride through the natural and social history of the region, including the blazing depths of a volcano, a native New Zealand forest, and the early settlements of Christchurch. Amenities include a shop and a cafe. Be sure to bring a windproof jacket, and note that children must be accompanied by adults. Plan to visit Christchurch Gondola and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Christchurch attractions using our Christchurch trip itinerary builder app .
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4.5
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  • We visited around noon on a weekday in January and boarded the Gondola within 10 minutes of arrival! Only a dozen people in front of us. The view at the top was beautiful. Definitely venture outside.....  more »
  • Fantastic views, you really get a very good idea of Christchurch and the area around Christchurch. Nice cafe and shop.  more »
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  • Christchurch Gondola is great place to watch. Here they have cable car facility to reach top. Also the tunnel inside facility is worth watching giving information about the rock formed due to volcano. Volcano rock is one exciting thing to watch. They also provide informative tour. Cafe options are good and staff is helpful. During Earth quakes in Christchurch most of the rocks from mountain top have toppled down. So you can see the rocks around area. Scenic view of port nearby from top. Overall nice place to watch and should not take more than 1-2 hours of your time.
  • This is a great little attraction with an awesome view at the top. Be sure to check out the time tunnel which is a cute little ride.
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