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Queen Victoria

DESCRIPTION:

Travel with your guide to Victoria Park, a weekend playground for the locals. Your guide will lead you through a myriad of forest tracks, another of the best walks in Christchurch.  This will bring you out on the crater rim walkway with outstanding views back over Christchurch City, and also towards Diamond Harbour.  Have coffee at one of Christchurch top heritage sights, the 'Sign of the Kiwi' before returning to Christchurch City.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit Victoria Park, a huge recreational area
  • Sugarloaf/Te Heru o Kahukura, a Port Hills landmark
  • Stunning Lyttelton Harbor views
  • 360° vistas back over Christchurch and the Southern Alps
  • Stop at the iconic Sign of the Kiwi Cafe
  • Native birds including fantails, silvereyes, and bellbirds
DISTANCE:
This walk covers 8km, a moderately challenging climb.
FITNESS LEVEL:
A reasonable level of fitness is required as there is some ascent and decent. This track can become muddy after rain so your guide will advise if another track is preferable on the day.  If you have any concerns please get in touch with your guide beforehand, or for a less challenging walk check out our Path of the Gods.
WHATS INCLUDED:
  • Personal guided walking tour for small groups of up to 10 (private tours available)
  • Transport from the CBD to the start of the walk in a private vehicle (approx 30mins)
  • Return hotel transfers within 5km of CBD
  • Hot drink at a local cafe
  • Light morning / afternoon tea
  • Complimentary stainless steel water
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch (full day walk only)
  • Walking sticks and a day bag provided
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING:
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots (sneakers are fine)
  • Comfortable clothes depending on the season (shorts/legging and a t-shirt)
  • A warm layer of clothing and a jacket
  • Sunblock and a sun hat

PLEASE NOTE:

This walk is available as a full day or half day walk. If you would specifically like to do this walk, please request Queen Victoria when booking.  Your guide will recommend the best walk on the day based on weather and track conditions.

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