Victoria Park, Christchurch

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Victoria Park is a large recreational area on the Port Hills above Christchurch, New Zealand.DescriptionThe park was formally opened by William Rolleston on 22 June 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.The park has an information centre, and features open parkland, planted gardens and pine forest, with a variety of walking and mountain biking tracks. Sporting events are held here.Victoria Park is the place where 16-year-old Pauline Parker and her best friend Juliet Hulme murdered Pauline's mother, Honora Parker on 22 June 1954.
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  • This park is perfect for a hike, a walk, a run, a mountain bike tour, to take your dog out or just to spend a few hours and enjoy the views of Christchurch  more »
  • Very lucky to have this at our backdoor step. Lovely views, good walking tracks, safe for children to play and explore. Good for picnics during the warmer months.  more »
  • Beautiful setting, great views, great scenery, nice walks, lots to see and do. At dark the lights of Christchurch are beautiful  more »
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  • Incredible asset to Christchurch. There is a brilliant playground with views over the whole of Christchurch, walking tracks, separate dog walking areas and some really extreme downhill mountain bike tracks. The rangers do a great job of keeping the place in check and Gravity Canterbury help maintain the biking tracks. The only thing it'a lacking is a green bike route through the park for mountain biking beginners.
  • Absolutely incredible sights from the top of the port hills. Perfect for adventure, a romantic stroll, or walking your dog. Highly recommend visiting here to look it over the city and relax.
  • Great lookout over the city, and the starting place for many short and long hikes. Worth the drive in my opinion - the views on the way up are wonderful.
  • Good views over Christchurch. Nice small playground with trees and a rocks to climb. Also some good short walks available through the bush.
  • Great play ground and walking track options. Take the family for a picnic or bbq. The mountain bile or walking shoes. The views are amazing too.

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