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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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Apotheose of our southern round-trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Always enjoy mountainbiking here for exercise. Awesome tracks and good views of surrounding bays..... ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great place for young and old, lots of fun and beautifulspots for taking in the views.... Would highly recommend to those with families also. Looking foward to the next visit as did not get enough the first time around.

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