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Port Hills

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Address: Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 379 9629
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Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus

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A great trek

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
LetchumiJaiganth
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
5 attraction 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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minneapolis
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201 reviews 201 reviews
55 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Curitiba, PR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

So close to town yet you quickly escape all the noise and be walking thru trees and bush. We choose to start early, walk from Princess Margaret to Sugarloaf - takes around 1 3/4hrs return. Harry Ell track a great starter track - more gentle and nice track, gets very busy . Plenty of other tracks to choose from (we... More 

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Shropshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We drove over the Port Hills to Lyttleton on a clear day when it was possible to see the city, the mountains and the sea. Be sure to stop off at the small valleys on the way to buy some fruit direct from the growers. We were told that some of the people selling have suffered earthquake damage to their... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stunning views of Christchurch on a clear day if you are not afraid of heights I visited December 2009

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Port Hills are so close to the city of Christchurch and Lyttleton. They are full of running and cycling tracks and walkways and while there are always people around, the size and length means that you are often on your own. Running, walking or cycling close to the summit gives you views either right across the Canterbury Plains or... More 

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