Walk or ride along an old volcanic crater on the Port Hills
Christchurch’s Port Hills are a popular destination for a quick escape from the city when you want a view from up high. The Port Hills are the backdrop to New Zealand’s second-largest city and, according to the Christchurch City Council, are a 12-million-year-old remnant of the Lyttleton volcano crater. There are several walking and cycle routes on the hills which can be accessed from various locations. For views of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains, Pegasus Bay and the Southern Alps, head to Victoria Park.