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Address: Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 379 9629
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Sunny day drive

Vising ChCh and decided to drive to Lyttelton. Went over the Port Hills. Stunning views on a sunny day. Even though the road through to Lyttelton is not open after the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Vising ChCh and decided to drive to Lyttelton. Went over the Port Hills. Stunning views on a sunny day. Even though the road through to Lyttelton is not open after the earthquakes it is well worth the trip to look around.

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I am a outdoor person, so the views of City and harbor is so stunning. We spent some good hrs there. Great outdoor recreational park.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We drove up the port hills, will definitely walk up next time for the extra experience. Great views of the city and highly enjoyed the experience.

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

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 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 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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Address: Address: Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 379 9629
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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