"Over Looking Lyttelton Harbour" Top 5 Page for this destination Christchurch by rozehill

Christchurch Travel Guide: 1,251 reviews and 2,676 photos

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 and Cons
  • Pros:The city of gardens
  • Cons:Smog problem in winter
  • In a nutshell:A great place to live
  • Last visit to Christchurch: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2008 at 8:26 AM

    Its a nice photo and interesting place to visit. maybe one day.

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Very nice city with lots of charm.

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    I was wondering why you spelt Summer wrong. So far, CC (what is the abbrev for Christchurch?) looks worth a visit. Will check more later

  • kmohandas's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2007 at 1:46 AM

    You live in a wonderful place. Very beautiful and amazing city.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2007 at 10:30 PM

    Hi Rosie. It looks like you live in a gorgeous part of our planet... very nice page here with good photos and info. I really enjoyed reading your tips. Greetings from the desert / Jess in Dubai :-)

  • y2ketan2007's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2007 at 5:04 PM

    Christchurch is awesome.All of NZ seems to be beautiful.Thanks for the lovely pages.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2007 at 2:20 PM

    Sensational. What a labor of love. I especially enjoyed the information on Time Ball Station, Ferrymead Historic Park, the gardens, the numerous restaurants and hotels/B&B's. I appreciate such fine work.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 1:41 AM

    I fell in love with Christchurch after my friend showed me her pics, but you have inspired me to really make a concerted effort to visit

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 3:53 AM

    Very interesting travel page with nice pictures. Greetings.

  • mancera's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2006 at 9:31 AM

    Wow, I have fall in love with Chirstchurch, I had never listened to this place, but I visited your page in virtualtourist and it is a wonderful place God allows that some day could know Christchurch. Regards :-)

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