I wasn’t planning on going on the Gondola, but we saw the skies had graced us with their clearest blue, so we jumped on the shuttle from outside the Canterbury Museum and spent the afternoon there.
What a sight to behold. The gondola ride itself is wonderful, such a smooth ride and clearly well cared for. But the view, oh the view! 360 degree views of Christchurch, Lyttleton and out the the Pacific Ocean. Such a stunning view, even with storm clouds on the horizon.
There are hikes down the mountain if you choose to walk back down and the visitor’s centre is very informative, with a Time Tunnel of the region, and cultural folklore to learn about. The cafe at the top is great as well; great service and delicious food.
If anything, go for the view. It’s breathtaking.