"A spin around the Summit Road" Top 5 Page for this destination Port Hills Tip by fishandchips

Port Hills, Christchurch: 5 reviews and 15 photos

  View of Christchurch from the Summit Rd
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  • View of Christchurch from the Summit Rd - Christchurch
      View of Christchurch from the Summit Rd
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  • Bridle Path which links Summit Rd at the top - Christchurch
      Bridle Path which links Summit Rd at the top
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  • View into Lyttelton Harbour - Christchurch
      View into Lyttelton Harbour
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The Summit Rd winds itself around the top of the Port Hills and has some great views over Christchurch, Lyttelton, Sumner and the coast north (aka Pegasus Bay). The road itself is a bit on the narrow side and has many walkers and cyclists nearby.

Plenty of walking & MTB tracks are just off the road so be careful not to watch the action happening around you as the next corner may have a campervan on it. These tracks (all finishing on the Summit Rd) include Harry Ells track (from the Sign of the Takahe), Rapaki Track (from Rapaki Rd in St Martins) Bowenvale track ( from Bowenvale valley) and Worsleys track (from Cracroft - quite steep). There are also a number of tracks just below the Summit Rd.

With such stunning views driving here can be tricky so watch out!!

Address: Summit Rd
Directions: Go up Dyers pass Rd and turn left at the Sign of the Bellbird. You can drive all the way around to meet up with Evans Pass Rd which takes you to Lyttelton (right) and Sumner (left) plus stright on to Godley Head.
Phone: 64 3 379 9629
Website: http://www.christchurchnz.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 20, 2006
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