Full Day Guided Walk
$235 per person
Departing from and returning to Christchurch City
9am - 3pm daily
8-10 kms / 5-6.5 miles
Easy - Moderate
Our top-notch guided 1-day walk on Banks Peninsula, a spectacular extinct volcano within 30 minutes of Christchurch.
Personal guided walking tour for small groups of up to 10
Transport from Christchurch to the walk in a 12 seater van (30mins)
Return hotel transfers within 5km of the city
Hot drink at a local cafe
Light morning tea
Water bottle to keep
Gourmet picnic lunch
Walking sticks and a day bag
You will be picked up by your guide, who will entertain you with the history of Christchurch on the 30-minute drive to Sumner/Lyttelton where your walk will commence. Hot drinks are provided at a local café before setting off along the coastal track. Visit the Crater Rim surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano. Visit the WWII coastal defense battery, Scotts Hutt, and take in amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching across Pegasus Bay to the often snow-covered Southern Alps, Lyttelton harbour, and wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean. Picnic lunch is provided at a picturesque location along the way. Total walking time is approximately 3 hours with a 15-minute morning tea stop, and a 30-minute lunch stop, and then you will return to Christchurch City.
*Cruise guests, please book Lyttelton Shore Excursions to ensure pick up from Lyttelton Information Centre, where we can adapt timings to suit your ship's arrival and departure times.
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING:
Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots (sneakers are fine but they must have good traction on them as the path can be slippery, especially after rain)
Comfortable clothes depending on the season (shorts/leggings and a t-shirt)
A warm layer of clothing and a jacket
Sunblock and a sun hat
This walk is scheduled 12-months of the year. On days when the weather or track conditions prevent us from walking, we will try to reschedule, offer a wet weather alternative, or a refund less an administration fee. We require 48 hours notice for cancellation for bookings of 1 - 4 guests. For group bookings of 5 or more, we require 7-days notice. If cancellation is made within this time frame you will receive a full refund less any expenses incurred.