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Port Hills

Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
64 3 379 9629
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$60*
and up
Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic...
98%
Ranked #7 of 106 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An amazing view at night.I went with a couple of friends and we drove up and stopped near the top. Some friends I made had been there before and told me I would not be disappointed if we went at night. They were not wrong! You can see the whole city lit up. The thousands of lights were pretty.It's really... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The views are amazing, the road up is interesting. A must do in Christchurch. Also a great place to do walks across the hills.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Plenty of great views to see and lots of little spots to pull over. You'd need to be a confident driver but it well worth it. A couple of historic spots to visit too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We travelled through the Port Hills on main roads in September but in October, just before we left for home we did a scenic dirt road journey through the Port Hills that left us gasping at the scenery and occasionally gasping at the shear drops. Not for the faint hearted and defintely not for big vehicles or towing vehicles but... More

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Bribie Island, Australia
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365 reviews 365 reviews
161 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I could rave on about the port hills because my husband & I have spent many hours walking there during our years of housesitting in Christchurch. We love the hills. No snakes or nasty surprises! I went with my daughter on our recent visit to Christchurch and she too was rapt. You can walk for hours on some of the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Victory Park has numerous walking tracks to enjoy. The view isn't as great on foggy days. On clear days you can see the Southern Alps.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On a clear day you have fantastic views and can see for miles. Plenty of parking areas to take in the views

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I love to take new arrivals to the Sign of the Kiwi parking spot because it gives a great perspective of the city and Banks Peninsula. It has been called the "most beautiful view in the world". Well worth the drive.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

These are great- places like Sumner are great for a day at the seaside. I'd venture out just to get the view looking back over Christchurch city centre (if its a clear day you can see the mountains and it is beautiful)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are looking for a place to relax in the summer ,pop out to Sumner ,then over the hill to Taylors Mistake . It is a small but very sheltered beach where a lot of locals go (but not so busy). There is also a very nice walk out to Godley Heads allow about 2 hours return. There are... More

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