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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  • A really good location to go to in your car and have a stroll around, take some fish and chips up to enjoy the views or if you are feeling more energetic park at the bottom of the hills and have a run...  more »
  • Great walks, dog friendly, pleasant drives to get there and close to city but open air with lots of trees, bush and nature.  more »
  • Pretty much a wide area of outdoorsy things, with a park, playground, picnic areas, dog park, walking tracks and biking tracks. Some of the walking tracks appear to not be labeled, so if you follow on...  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.