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Address: Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 379 9629
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Amazing walks, great views of Lyttelton Harbour

The drive to the top of the Port Hills is already a challenge in itself, but it's well worth the effort to get to the top and explore some of the walk trails in the area. We took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Albany, Australia

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Albany, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The drive to the top of the Port Hills is already a challenge in itself, but it's well worth the effort to get to the top and explore some of the walk trails in the area. We took Dyers Pass up, and parked near the crest, and enjoyed some short hikes from there, with stunning views, especially of Lyttelton Harbour.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are so many tracks on the port hills, that people who live in Christchurch don't know about. Google port hills and find some tracks to access, Mitchel's track from the sign of the Kiwi to the Summit Rd, is stunning.

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Thank Sandra D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of short walks. Take a car out of the city and go up to the summit. Look for the walkway signs. Take a water bottle and wear walking shoes. You get views of the Canterbury plains or Lyttleton Harbour depending where you walk.

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Thank gravymaker P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the top of the Port Hills as part of a tour. The views were amazing but the road to Lyttelton remains closed from that point due to the danger of rock falls.

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Thank 911deb
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitively the place to go here in CHCH. Great views, great walks, it is not easy to describe, but if you are looking for something to do, you can definitively find what you are looking for somewhere in the Port Hills.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a surprisingly nice place to drive for a few hours... as long as you get out of the cra and walk on some of the hundreds of short easily accessible walks near the summit road. The bird life is amazing and the scenery is so beautiful... but choose a warm sunny day and take a windproof jacket in... More 

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Thank chef165
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is Christchurch's playground. The summit road and associated tracks hum from the sounds of runners, trekkers and cyclists. But the main attraction for me is the extensive rock climbing along numerous basalt crags. Cattlestop, Castle Rock, Rapaki, The Tors, Britten, Lyttleton Rock sport over 1000 bolted routes covering an extensive range of grades from 10's (YDS 5.3) on Rapaki... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my partner enjoyed a lovely day cruising around the Port Hills with my cousin. It's literally a 15-20min drive from central Christchurch. Lovely for hiking, wandering and general nature stuff.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great way to spend a few hours or a complete day poking around the bays. The secondary "goat track" roads may not be every ones cup of tea. Track down the inorganic cherries on sale by the roadside just outside Diamond Harbour settlement. If you include Akaroa as part of your Port Hills experience you will definitely have a good... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Great for biking downhill, or a walking with the kids 6+ pick nick or just a drive up the hills. Great for family pictures

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