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575 Summit Road, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Beautiful views of the city and mountains. Love going up to get some fresh air and to clear my head.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank maymily
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The western part of the summit road is fully open to motor vehicle traffic, the eastern only partially - the remainder is open to bicycles. [Note: because of recent fires in early March 2017 both roads are closed - should re-open anytime soon.] Great views,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It's where I spend most of my spare time so I have to give it a big thumbs up. Has an abundance of walking and cycling tracks, spectacular views once you reach the top and get to look over Christchurch or down into Lyttelton. Far...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank PauloCarolo
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Following the well publicised fire devastation with state of emergency following the very extensive fires in this area, a considerable rehabiltation will be neded to put it back from its charred envrionment to a sencic and pleasant vista of the hills overlooking the city

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Take the Gondola to the top of Port Hills and enjoy the magnificent views over Lyttleton town and port, across almost to the Southern Alps and the wonderful coastal views whilst walking araound the rim of an extinct volcano.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Bill G
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had a few days in ChCh then drove over the hills to Akaroa. Nice easy drive over with awesome views all the way. We were there during the recent fires but took a different road, one was blocked. Sad to see the vegetation up...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

These were such a lovely place to drive to with a wonderful view.Sadly this week we have had fires raging over 2000 hectares taking out 11 homes and still have many hot spots.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank d0dge47
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is one activity you have to do when in Christchurch the views are simply amazing I can't describe it please visit for yourself

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank rogers_kumar
Reviewed 15 February 2017

From Port Hills you can see the coastline right up to Kaikoura on a clear day. Views from the snowy Alps to the pacific and a terrific view of Christchurch thrown in. Loads of walking/cycling tracks. What's not to ❤️

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Lin H
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This route is a great alternative to taking the tunnel to Lyttleton. The road is well maintained. Stopping at various spots and enjoying the views is a must.

Date of experience: December 2016
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