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Christchurch Gondola and Tram City Tour Combo

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Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch Gondola and Tram City Tour Combo

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions
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From US$ 37.81 per person

Discover the heritage city of Christchurch and its surroundings from different perspective with an all-day pass for the Christchurch Gondola cable car and the antique trams that traverse the inner city.

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  • See the sights of Christchurch by antique tram
  • Ride the Christchurch Gondola cable car
  • Use your combo ticket to take walks on Mount Cavendish or visit the Botanic Gardens
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Climb aboard the Christchurch Gondola cable car and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views across the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps as you glide across the slopes of Mount Cavendish in the Port Hills. See as far as the city and harbor as you ride up to the summit 445 meters above sea level. Make use of the facilities at the top, such as the Time Tunnel ride, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the region. Revive your spirits at the Red Rock Café before or after going for a walk or bike ride along the many nature trails. Take a unique sightseeing tour of the inner city aboard an antique tram as the driver provides a live and entertaining commentary. A full circuit takes 50 minutes and includes 17 stops, where you can hop on and off as often as you wish. Visit the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Cathedral Junction, Canterbury Museum, and much more.  
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  • Transport for activity duration: Tram, gondola, cable car

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    Meeting point

    You can start at any tram stop or at the Christchurch Gondola base station in Heathcote Valley.

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    • Trams run every 15 minutes and there are up to 4 trams operating
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    4.4 /5

    based on 50 reviews

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    Tram ride is a good informative way to find out about the central city. A shame to be told you need to pay an extra $10 each to get to the gondola ride and back. We had metro cards so caught the local bus instead which was much cheaper. All in all a great day out.

    March 22, 2020

    Almost excellent...

    I would have rated it excellent had i known beforehand that we had to catch a shuttle bus from the tramway to the gondola. Happy to just add the $10 fee to the combo cost. Of course being in a gondola forth from the bottom coming down and seeing the shuttle pull away, knowing we had an hour to kill before the next one, didn't help.

    October 20, 2019

    Combined ticket for the gondola ride and a day ticket for the historic tram. The gondola ride takes 5 minutes. At the mountain station there is a cafe, a souvenir shop and an adventure train (journey takes 7 minutes). You have to take the shuttle bus to the gondola (departure from the Canterbury Museum, cost $ 10). The tram ride is great, there are several different trains and the comments are spoken live. The route is not too long but nice.

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    March 18, 2019

    Product ID: 96642