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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Christchurch

Luxury Private Guided Crater Rim Walk

Product ID: 238817
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Enjoy a full day guided Crater Rim Walk with your own private guide. Explore the coldra of a spectacular extinct volcano only 30 minutes from Christchurch. Marvel at the world class views over oceans and mountains with this unique walking experience.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your guide will park and come into the hotel reception to collect you. They will be wearing a black top with a supplier logo.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the best kept secret walkways in NZ, only 30 minutes from Christchurch
  • Go off the beaten track, explore the lesser known parts of NZ, then return to the comforts of your hotel and Christchurch’s many restaurants
  • Enjoy a hot drink in a quaint cafe and find out what makes Canterbury unique and special
  • Admire Western vistas including of Christchurch City, Pegasus Bay stretching North, and the majestic Southern Alps
Full description
Explore the Banks Peninsula on this private tour, an amazing outdoor playground for everybody visiting Christchurch. No more than a 30-minute ride from Christchurch city, you will walk the Crater Rim Track surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano. This affords 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 - see New Zealand at its very best.

You will be picked up from your accommodation by your private guide in an air conditioned SUV. Please make sure you provide your accommodation and contact details when you book so your guide can make contact the day before with any updates. On the 30-minute drive to Sumner or Lyttelton where your walk will commence, you will be entertained with the history of the settlement of Christchurch, and personal experiences from your guide. Hot drinks will be provided at a local café before your walk commences.

Walking sticks, day bags, a stainless steel drink bottle, and lunch boxes are all provided by your guide before setting off. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, and a chance to hear more history of the area during your walk. You will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at a picturesque location along the way, often stopping at a little bay which can only be reached by foot or by boat. Enjoy watching the local bird and marine life in the area while you enjoy your meal.

Things you may encounter along your walk include Scott’s Cabin, a quaint little hut with a fantastic history of voyage from England to Antarctica, and on to its resting place in New Zealand with plenty of stories between. There are also the World War II gun emplacements on route, which comforted Cantabrians in the early threatening years of the war, ensuring their city was not defenseless against a surprise attack. Your guide will have every base covered to ensure this day is a trip highlight.
  • Personal guide
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Return CBD hotel transfers
  • Walking poles, day bag, and complimentary water bottle provided
  • Light morning refreshments and coffee/tea
  • Gourmet picnic lunch to enjoy at a picturesque location along the way
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
Know before you go
• Please note - the supplier needs both a phone number and an email address so the guide can make contact the day before the walk with any updates or changes
• Important - please let the supplier know if you have any food allergies or intolerance, and also if there are any injuries or medical conditions they need to be aware of