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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 Double-Decker Bus

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This is one such place a tourist would regret not staying in Christchurch long enough. As someone living here I love going up the hills often.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is one such place a tourist would regret not staying in Christchurch long enough. As someone living here I love going up the hills often.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great places to stop and enjoy the view. Find the entrance to Victoria Park (above Cashmere) there are hundreds of great sheltered places for picnics, exploring, enjoying the views and just generally relaxing. Clean toilets. Great for ALL seasons.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

There are a few tracks in the port hills and very in length. .one of my favorites is to the tv tower. However the one thing thry all have in common is the spectacular views of the southern alps over the Canterbury plains to the west or Lytellton harbour to the east.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

To Drive up and around the Port Hills is enjoyable. The views over the City to the mountains and the sea and on a clear day you can see up North towards the Kaikouras. Their are great walks up the hills and around the hills, good mountain bike tracks.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Senior Reviewer
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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99 reviews 99 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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6 reviews 6 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
140 helpful votes 140 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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