Port Hills, Christchurch

4.8
#2 of 12 in Nature in Christchurch
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. Plan a trip to Christchurch easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • We took the gondola up without realising there was a road to the top! The ride was interesting but not really all that scenic so the car would have been the cheaper option as we had travelled in gondo...  more »
  • Great views over Christchurch from the Port Hills. Victoria Park is a good place to start with vistas for 180° from the Southern Alps to Pegasus Bay. 2247  more »
  • You go over these hills from Sumner area of Christchurch,But the road through to the Piort of Lyttleton is blocked since the 2011 Earthquake.However if you want just views you can go part of the way a...  more »
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