"Over Looking Lyttelton Harbour" Top 5 Page for this destination Christchurch by rozehill
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The Port Hills have a rich and varied Maori and European history. The 'recent' biological history stretches back to the last ice age approximately
14000 years ago. The landscape qualities of the Port Hills provide a distinctive backdrop to the City, harbour and low lying plains. The rolling tussock grasslands are largely unobstructed and uninterrupted by structures, and form a unique backdrop to Christchurch. The steep slopes, bluffs and rock cliffs of the Harbour Basin with a patchwork of agricultural and natural bush elements is interesting. There are rolling pastoral hill slopes and regenerating bush areas of the south western Port Hills from Hoon Hay Valley to Gebbies Pass. The Port Hills skyline with rolling slopes punctuated by volcanic tors and high bouldery peaks.
- Pros:The city of gardens
- Cons:Smog problem in winter
- In a nutshell:A great place to live
An ambient comfortable sunny spot to stop for a breather with a coffee etc after shopping, Great coffee and delicious... more travel advice
The waterfront cafe is on the ground floor but upstairs is a better view from "di mare" and here is the bar serving... more travel advice
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