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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are miles of walks along the Crater Rim walkway along the top of the Port Hills. My favourite section is to the left of the gondola (looking up from the city side) for about half an hour. However this part of the road got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank internetminx
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful area, with different view depending on what side you look. The tracks are undulating once you get up the hills, but there are roads up making it easier.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some lovely walks of different lengths around the Port Hills. Good information on websites to pick one. Some paths can get a bit muddy after rain and some are more accessible than others - the ratings given are good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The port hills look absolutely stunning, from other people’s photos. So I spent hours studying the trails and deciding which one to take. Sign of the Bellbird ( -43.632113, 172.625593) was chosen, due to easy car access and fabulous views. The weather forecast was gloomy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank msnakim
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great place to drive around or walk with great views to the city and alps or the harbour on the other side.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanAlanNZ
Reviewed 8 November 2018

You can take summit road and see the bay and also the plains of canterbury with the mountains backdrop. The lookout points are everywhere, all of them offer breathaking views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deantilef
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

People drive and cycle up here. The views are fantastic. There are plenty of trails for mountain bikes and some separate trails for walkers. Nonetheless keep an ear & eye open for mountain bikers as they do sometimes whizz along. If you get there early...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EnglishHugh
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The port hills are a fantastic place for a wide range of activities, they were my second home when I lived in Christchurch and i still venture up there when I'm in Christchurch and get the chance

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cozza22
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank josiecolclough
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PenzChristchurch
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