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Port Hills, Christchurch

(4.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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 route is a great alternative to taking the tunnel to Lyttleton. The road is well maintained. Stopping at various spots and enjoying the views is a must. 
  • Winding road to the top and then views over the sea and back to the city and flat irons. We stopped at the cafe first then went further up the mountain to get better views around the corner to New Bri...  more »
  • As we live in Christchurch, the Port Hills are part of life even if only as a navigational aid as the city is mainly flat. The Port Hills make for an ideal place to get an overview of Christchurch and...  more »