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Port Hills, Christchurch

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#3 of 13 in Nature in Christchurch
Historic Walking Area Neighborhood
Head to Port Hills for a popular range of walks across these natural treasures. The hills provide unimpeded views of the city and Southern Alps, as well as a rich history of the first attempt at human settlement in the area. Numerous routes cut across the landscape, so seasoned hikers and those looking for a gentle stroll will find abundant paths available to them. The base of each walk is accessible by car, and well-placed picnic tables give families the chance to dine out in the wilderness, surrounded by extensive panoramic views. To visit Port Hills on your holiday in Christchurch, and find out what else Christchurch has to offer, use our Christchurch trip generator.
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  • this was a great drive with lovely views one could see from so far.The road was a bit narrow in places but with careful driving it was ok  more »
  • Nothing could be finer...even in the State of Carolina! The Christchurch Port Hills offer the average fitness person an opportunity to just about be at one with nature in full view of the city . If yo...  more »
  • The parts still closed due to earthquake are even better due to there being no traffic, this is an great outdoor location, walk/run/bike on or off road/picnic or just enjoy the scenery  more »

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