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Port Hills, Christchurch
(4.8/5 based on 160+ 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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  • We enjoyed the gondala ride up and the views were awesome, was later in the afternoon so had the benefit of a beautiful prelude to the sunset. 
  • Just a short drive out of Christchurch and you are hundreds of metres above sea level with views out over the Pacific Ocean and the coastline and the City of Christchurch laid out beneath you.... 
  • Now only open to bikers and walkers due to the 2011 earthquake, good views from the top, If you go up Rapaki track you can go down to Lyttleton down the other side.