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Address: Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 379 9629
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One of the best views in the world.

If you have more than half a day and the weather permits, drive up onto the Port Hills. I've lived here 54 years and I never tire of the view. You can see the Southern Alps, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you have more than half a day and the weather permits, drive up onto the Port Hills. I've lived here 54 years and I never tire of the view. You can see the Southern Alps, the Canterbury Plains the city of Christchurch and the Pacific Ocean, all in one sweeping panorama. If know your compass, due West you can... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

On a nice day the Port Hills give a lovely view across the landscape and quite picturesque. Well worth a day out drive

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

quite a long trip on a narrow road, but very nice to see the peninsula from the top. wonderful views on the bays below.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you have a car go for a drive around the peninsula but take the time to go around the port Hills as they will give you great views of all of Canterbury and the Lyttelton Harbour and Governors bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Awesome way to see the whole city from a different angle, lovely for a bike ride or big run along crater rim!

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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Beautiful place. Have to stop at various stops to see great views. The sign of the Takahe, the Sign of the Kiwi, Castle rock are must do places to go on the hills. You wont be disappointment

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Time to spare between work activities so colleague and I went for a drive. Have always loved the drive around the Port Hills--great views over the city and to the sea. Sad to see the old buildings damaged and/or unoccupied. Used to be a family favourite to get an ice cream at the Sign of The Takahe (sorry if I... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A lot of damage done to residential housing here. But following the walking trails of the early pilgrims is worth the effort. Some amazing scenery to be had by either walking or driving.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fantastic place to see down over Lyttelton and the surounds. Very pleasant drive up there too, and its a good way to suss out if the gondola is worth doing.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to drive,walk or cycle. On a clear day like today with snow on the mountains it is just idyllic

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