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Address: Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 379 9629
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$58*
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Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus

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Excellent views

Excellent views on a clear sunny day towards the mountains and Kaikoura on one side and Lyttelton Harbour on the other side.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Excellent views on a clear sunny day towards the mountains and Kaikoura on one side and Lyttelton Harbour on the other side.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Short hike from the parking site and you can see such a beautiful view from up there. Even more beautiful than from up of the gondola. Worth the visit.

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gent/belgium
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Before catching our long-haul flight we drove to Sumner and went to the Christchurch Gondola. From Ferrymead we followed Main Road. On the way are the rugged Redcliffs and stunning sights of Christchurch.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Harry Ell walkway starts at the sign of the Takahe or at the carpark in Victoria park opposite the dog park, then its a steady gentle uphill climb to the summit road, take a quick walk over the top to look into Lyttelton Harbour and Governors Bay.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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204 reviews 204 reviews
98 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Most of the roads & tracks on the Port hills are now open, making it an easy drive for a day out. This week's visit was an old favourite - the Crater Rim Walkway from the Sign of the Bellbird to Coopers Knob - about 14 Km, in surprisingly misty conditions. Greta to see so many dog walkers, families &... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a view, nice drive to see the port hills, lots to see, was surprised that the city is still so broken.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you're into trekking, you need to walk the trails on port hills. The views of Diamond Harbour on one side and Christchurch City on the other is magnificent. Not to mention the many sheep that you get to meet up close and personal and people bringing their horses for some exercise. We've had an early evening meal as a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Another must do in CHCH, a great mountain ride with astonishing views of city, alps and ocean. A bike ride is ideal, but car will as well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The port hills have many great walking tracks and bike tracks from one end to the other. Views over the city are fabulous on a clear day. A very relaxing and peaceful time when hiking up there.

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minneapolis
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208 reviews 208 reviews
56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No roads, no one told us, wasted an afternoon if someone had mentioned it when we asked for directions. I'm sure it is nice but we never saw the road.

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