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Port Hills

Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
64 3 379 9629
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Ranked #10 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I love to take new arrivals to the Sign of the Kiwi parking spot because it gives a great perspective of the city and Banks Peninsula. It has been called the "most beautiful view in the world". Well worth the drive.

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

These are great- places like Sumner are great for a day at the seaside. I'd venture out just to get the view looking back over Christchurch city centre (if its a clear day you can see the mountains and it is beautiful)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are looking for a place to relax in the summer ,pop out to Sumner ,then over the hill to Taylors Mistake . It is a small but very sheltered beach where a lot of locals go (but not so busy). There is also a very nice walk out to Godley Heads allow about 2 hours return. There are... More

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Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we drive up for about more than an hour from christchurch and the sight is fantastic. the fresh air is excellent but its cold, well it is winter so we are prepared. the overview of the surrouding of both devastation and re-build ... what a view.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Right on the edge of the city. With great walking, running and mountain biking trails like Rapaki Track and Victoria Park. Awesome views!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nothing quite like a winter's day in Christchurch a day or 2 after a southerly storm has cleared the air and left a sprinkling of snow above 500m. My group of regular trampers chose to climb the old favourite - the historic Bridle Path, which starts at the base of the Christchurch Gondola & climbs steeply for about 30-40 minutes... More

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Dargaville, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The rebuild here is just so amazing, you can still see the devastion as well as the new it was just surreal

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a cyclist and a walker I often go up here to get some fresh air into my lungs as I puff along the Port Hills. The views over Christchurch are fabulous. For walkers there are many walks along the hills and one track over to Lyttleton. WELL WORTH A VISIT either by Car, Bicycle or on foot.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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235 reviews 235 reviews
54 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a Finnish colleague visiting on his first visit to New Zealand so we felt that he needed to see something onn Christchurch rather than just empty sections and buildings that were fenced off waiting to be demoloished! So we took a drive into the Port Hills and took in the beautiful views from there! There are still a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We walked up The Bridle Track and really enjoyed the view from the top - magnificent scenery down to Littleton Harbour, the city and the coastline. It takes about 30-45 minutes to climb to the top at a steep radiant but is well worth it. Bring a picnic lunch and spend some time here.

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