Christchurch Gondola, Christchurch

4.4
#3 of 24 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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  • Very touristy as you would expect but the amazing views make up for it. Amazing views form the top and make sure you walk down the stairs and out to the edge of the hill over the tussock covered area.  more »
  • fabulous views and restaurant upstairs,to stay while the light changes from the landscapes. It is used to travel from the center of Chrsitchurch on the 28 line mic, which leaves right on the gondola and with it down to Littelton
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  • Well worth it for the views. Highly recommend bringing a picnic lunch, although there aren't any picnic benches. The trails could be better signposted, and honestly you don't get any better views, but it was nice to stretch our legs. Wish I'd booked a family combo (tram+punting+gondola); I would have saved a lot of money. They also offer a Top10 discount, but I forgot to ask for it!
  • Absolutely loved this. Make sure you have plenty of money to spend at the gift shop and cafe at the top. Great views and lovely people
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