Christchurch: Half-Day Crater Rim Walk with Local Guide

Activity provider: Crater Rim Walks

Christchurch: Half-Day Crater Rim Walk with Local Guide

Activity provider: Crater Rim Walks

From US$ 107.09 per person

Enjoy a half day guided walk around a spectacular extinct volcano only 30 minutes from Christchurch. Marvel at the world class views over oceans and mountains and unique walking experiences with an amazing local guide.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your guide will park and come into the reception of your accommodation. They will be wearing a black top with the local partner's logo on it.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Walk the Crater Rim Track surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano
  • Listen to stories and learn about the history of the area from your experienced local guide
  • Visit many historical sites along the way
Full description
Enjoy a half day guided walk on Banks Peninsula, an amazing outdoor playground for everybody visiting Christchurch. No more than a 30-minute ride from Christchurch city, enjoy an exhilarating walk around the Crater Rim Track surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano. Marvel at the amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching across Pegasus Bay to the often snow covered Southern Alps as well as the picturesque Lyttelton harbor and wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean. The walk provides the opportunity to see and experience New Zealand at its very best. Begin your journey with pickup from your accommodation by your guide. On the drive to the site of the walk, listen to your guide's entertaining tales of the history of Christchurch and learn about the people who live there. Hot drinks will be provided at a local café as you prepare your hiking equipment with your guide, and receive a snack box with refreshments before the walk commences. On the walk, immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of New Zealand. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way, and the chance to hear more about the history of the area during your walk.
  • Transportation
  • Return CBD hotel transfers
  • Walking poles, day bag, and complimentary water bottle
  • Light refreshments and coffee/tea
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are optional for this activity

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • You will need comfortable walking shoes, a sun hat, sun block, and a jacket
    • The local partner will be in contact with you via email the day before your walk with a weather report and any specifics for the day. Please ensure you provide up to date contact information
    • The total trip duration is approximately 4 hours from hotel pick up to drop off. During this time you can expect 2.5 hours walking time, and to cover a distance of approximately 8 kilometers on foot
    • There are several walks available, your guide will choose the best walk for the day depending on the weather and track conditions
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    October 22, 2019

    Product ID: 238997