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A Panoramic Perspective

Unobstructed views of sprawling mountains, glittering lakes and a growing collection of multi-colored homes and businesses mesmerize passengers from atop the Christchurch Gondola. Visitors to the coastal city can travel a kilometer (0.6 miles) that crosses Heathcote Valley to the slopes of Mount Cavendish in Port Hills that border Christchurch. The gondolas are clear glass allowing a 360° view of the recovering city and its surrounding mountainscape. A short 15-minute ride from the city center, adult tickets are $28 (U.S. $19) and child tickets are $12 (U.S. $8). It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

The Christchurch Gondola offers a way to see the city like never before

Kaylin Bowen

Lane Stafford


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