We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
97
All photos (97)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“summit road”(24 reviews)
“southern alps”(23 reviews)
“victoria park”(13 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
14°
Oct
16°
Nov
18°
Dec
Contact
575 Summit Road, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
Website
+64 3-379 9629
Call
Ways to Experience Port Hills
from USD 87.00
More Info
from USD 30.40
More Info
Reviews (232)
Filter reviews
220 results
Traveller rating
154
60
5
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
154
60
5
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews summit road southern alps victoria park bike tracks colombo st the pacific ocean governors bay canterbury plains great drive godley head views are amazing christchurch gondola banks peninsula cyclists lyttelton sumner bellbirds
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 220 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank cozza22
Reviewed 17 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

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.

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 7 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 7 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

3  Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 6 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 10 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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 147 nearby hotels
Sumner Bay Motel
54 reviews
3.06 km away
Arcadia Motel
68 reviews
5.79 km away
Ferry Motel
57 reviews
7.14 km away
Cashel Court Motel
11 reviews
8.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,184 nearby restaurants
Roots
156 reviews
1.99 km away
Lyttelton Coffee Company
174 reviews
2.00 km away
Civil and Naval
85 reviews
1.97 km away
Glamour Cake
28 reviews
2.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 460 nearby attractions
Lyttelton Farmers Market
54 reviews
1.87 km away
Explore Canterbury - Private Tours
12 reviews
1.49 km away
Christchurch Gondola
1,811 reviews
1.77 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Port Hills staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines