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“Best view over the city and the bays!”
Review of Port Hills

Port Hills
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Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus
Ranked #19 of 233 things to do in Christchurch
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best view over the city and the bays!”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

The Port Hills are definitely my favourite place in Christchuch both day and night. During the day you will have a fantastic view over the city and towards the hills as well as into the beautiful bay - absolutely picteresque! At night it's a romantic spot to watch the sunset and the lights of the city.

Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Christchurch Hill Suburbs”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I'd advise visitors to Christchurch not to linger in the devastated city centre, but to drive out to the hill suburbs, which offer magnificent views of the mountains and the Pacific coast. Try Mount Pleasant Road, Moncks Spur Road or the Summit Road; the scenery is breathtaking. From the highest points, you can see right up the coast to Kaikoura.

Another favourite trip is from Christchurch to Diamond Harbour, via Governors Bay. On a fine day, you cannot imagine a more beautiful drive anywhere; there are plenty of places to stop and have a picnic.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Port Hills not the Port Hills they used to be”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Great drive to get a good view of Chrsitchurch on one side and the outer Lyttleton Harbour on the other side. The earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 have caused considerable damage to the road on tghe Lyttleton side. The road to Lyttleton is still closed and some people think that it will never open to traffic again, the damage is so bad. And there are far more important things to fix first. Reminisced about the drives over the Port Hills as a child in the 50's after disembarking from, or boarding the Wellington-Lyttleton Ferry before the tunnel was built. . :-)

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful View”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

What a great place to get in touch with nature. The best thing to do - grab some fish and chips or pack a picnic. Hike to the top and watch the sunset over the water. Amazing.

Visited October 2013
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“OK hills near Christchurch”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

They're not too bad but nowhere near as beautiful as most of the rest of NZ. Are worth a trip if you have time

Visited March 2013
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