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Port Hills, Christchurch
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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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  • You can get to the Summit Road by car up to The Sign of the Kiwi Cafe (reopens end 2016), or up Evans Pass from Sumner. Strong road cyclists can also climb these roads. MTB riders generally prefer Rap...  more »
  • Although the trek is one mighty big hill, the work is worth it at the top! The hike to the top takes about 30-45 minutes depending on fitness level. At the top of the hill there is room to explore fur...  more »
  • Always a beautiful place to be, Summit Road on the Port Hills, whether it be walking, running or cycling. The views are magnificent, definitely a place worth visiting on a nice day. Anywhere around Ba...  more »