Banks Peninsula is a spectacular extinct volcano on the outskirts of Christchurch City, the major entry point to the South Island, and home to the best walks in Christchurch. Captain Cook believed it to be an island when he circumnavigated New Zealand 1769. Millions of years of erosion from the Southern Alps has resulted in the gap between the island and the mainland being bridged, and the volcano which is Banks Peninsula is now an amazing outdoor playground for everybody visiting Christchurch.
The Crater Rim Walkway is located at the Northern end of the Peninsula, with amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching across Pegasus Bay to the often snow covered Southern Alps, as well as the picturesque Lyttelton harbour and wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean.
We have four different walks, all within 30 minutes from Christchurch city. Our most popular is 'Path of the Gods' around Godley Head, however all of our walks access different parts of the Crater Rim Walkway. For small group tours the guide will determine which walk is the most suitable on the day, depending on weather, track conditions, and participants. If you have a preference however please mention when you book. For private bookings you are welcome to choose any of the destinations below, or leave it to us to create the perfect day.