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Sumner Stunner


Travel with your guide to the quaint beach suburb of Sumner where the walk begins. You will climb up and around the hillside tracks of this picturesque location, to find yourself on the Crater Rim Track. Look down on Lyttelton Harbour and back over the beautiful coastline of Canterbury stretching towards Pegasus. The 360°  views from this vantage point are stunning. This is a great walk for those who like a good ascent and decent.  Finishing in Sumner, you can choose to stay and dine in this great location, or return to Christchurch City.

  • Beachside Suburb of Sumner, a popular surf spot for locals
  • Stunning Harbor views
  • Mt Pleasant Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery
  • 360° vistas back over Christchurch and the Southern Alps
  • Excellent hike for your fitness
  • Full day walk includes a stop at a local village cafe
This walk covers 9km, it is a reasonably challenging climb, and the highest point is 420m / 1378 feet.
A reasonable level of fitness is required as the track winds uphill for the first 45 minutes. Your guide will ensure there are plenty of rest stops so you can catch your breath and admire the view. The track involves navigating over and around some rocks.  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.
  • 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
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots (sneakers are fine)
  • 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

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