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575 Summit Road, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I walked one of the tracks from Lyttelton up to Summit Road and the Christchurch Gondola and it was amazing. Really nice walk, not too difficult (I was in jeans and Vans) and the views all the way up were just incredible of both Lyttelton/Banks...More

Thank josiecolclough
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great variety of tracks for walkers of all ages, runners and mountain bikers. There's the Victoria Park playground, heaps of great picnic areas and the views are amazing. It's worth gong for an hour or a whole day.

Thank PenzChristchurch
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great views of the city, plains and Sumner. Some great walks too. Don't like walking, take the gondola.

Thank DR_NZ2000
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Amazing 360* views. Walked part of the Banks Peninsula Walk with friends followed by a tasty lunch in the Sign of the Kiwi cafe.

1  Thank JanetEdwards5926
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a lovely easy way to see the lay of the land. The Port Hills enfold Christchurch to the South-East and look back to the Southern Alps across the Canterbury Plains. This is one of Christchurch's many playgrounds, really, a drawcard for cyclists, motorists,...More

2  Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Stunning views of Christchurch and snow capped mountains in background. Good roads around the area and easy access.

Thank a1job
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Only a fewminutes drive out of the city the views are incredible go back via Lyttleton through the tunnel.

Thank robin p
Reviewed 1 August 2018

And when you take the gondola to the top of Mount Cavendish, you get 350-degree views of the city, from the Pacific Ocean, the harbor across to the Southern Alps on the west coast. Marvelous !

Thank TravelingWoman001
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The walks available on and around the Port Hills are almost endless. There are hikes and gentle walks for all fitness types, but be sure to bring grippy walking shoes. There are short walks of around 30 mins, and longer ones of 3 hours plus....More

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We self drove the Port Hills a number of times, and explored and photographed many different areas. However, we took a tour with Vicky of 'Arahitoursnz' which was very good and gave us so much information. This trip was unfortunately on a bad weather day,...More

1  Thank chiangmaicharlies
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