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Port Hills

Address: Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 379 9629
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$56*
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Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic...
97%
Ranked #10 of 125 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Geologic Formations, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Neighborhoods, Geologic Formations, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Shropshire
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188 reviews 188 reviews
99 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We drove over the Port Hills to Lyttleton on a clear day when it was possible to see the city, the mountains and the sea. Be sure to stop off at the small valleys on the way to buy some fruit direct from the growers. We were told that some of the people selling have suffered earthquake damage to their... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stunning views of Christchurch on a clear day if you are not afraid of heights I visited December 2009

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Port Hills are so close to the city of Christchurch and Lyttleton. They are full of running and cycling tracks and walkways and while there are always people around, the size and length means that you are often on your own. Running, walking or cycling close to the summit gives you views either right across the Canterbury Plains or... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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278 reviews 278 reviews
162 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Lovely view of the city from the top of the port hills on a clear day, also nice to drive up at night and see all the stars

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Montgomery, Alabama
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153 reviews 153 reviews
95 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Hilly area near CHC. good for views of the city, the main port of lyttleton. parts of the road are closed due to the 2011 earthquake.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a lovely walk on a fine day. Either walk up from the highest point where the bus stops or drive up to the parking bay just below the gondola. The track is clearly marked but in one small section you may need to scramble over a wee slip before heading down into Lyttelton. Once in this lovely port... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An amazing view at night.I went with a couple of friends and we drove up and stopped near the top. Some friends I made had been there before and told me I would not be disappointed if we went at night. They were not wrong! You can see the whole city lit up. The thousands of lights were pretty.It's really... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The views are amazing, the road up is interesting. A must do in Christchurch. Also a great place to do walks across the hills.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Plenty of great views to see and lots of little spots to pull over. You'd need to be a confident driver but it well worth it. A couple of historic spots to visit too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We travelled through the Port Hills on main roads in September but in October, just before we left for home we did a scenic dirt road journey through the Port Hills that left us gasping at the scenery and occasionally gasping at the shear drops. Not for the faint hearted and defintely not for big vehicles or towing vehicles but... More 

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