1. Christchurch: Guided Crater Rim Walk and Picnic
Enjoy a 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. The walk provides the opportunity to see and experience New Zealand at its very best. You can choose between a shared walking tour or a private guided walking tour. Begin your journey with pickup from your accommodation or port 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 here. Hot drinks will be provided at a local café as you prepare your hiking equipment with your guide, and receive a lunch box and refreshments before the walk commences. Godley Head is undoubtedly one of Chrsitchurch's best hikes, a well-maintained and undulating 8 km / 5-mile loop track that takes around 3 hours to walk with lots of time to immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of New Zealand. Highlights include historic WW2 Gun Emplacements, an Antarctic Cabin, and a penguin colony. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way, and the chance to hear more about the history of the area. Take a pause from the walk to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at picturesque Boulder Bay, a quaint beach that can only be reached by foot. Marvel at the abundant local bird and marine life in the area while you enjoy your meal. After lunch, join your guide on the walk back to your transportation for a relaxing drive back to your starting point.