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Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula provided by Crater Rim Walks

Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula

Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula
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Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
A note from Guided Walking Tour and Picnic on Banks Peninsula
It is our top priority to keep you safe during your time with us on a guided Crater Rim Walk. Our qualified guides can be trusted to provide a safe, enjoyable experience at all times.
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68723P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only) • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Local guide • Coffee and/or Tea • Lunch • Bottled water • Walking poles • Entry/Admission - Godley Head
Exclusions
Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We offer hotel pick up within a 5km radius of the city centre, if you are staying further out we are happy to arrange pick up for an addition fee, or we can meet you outside the Canterbury Museum.
Canterbury Museum, 11 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand Your guide will meet you in front of the Canterbury Museum.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only) • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Local guide • Coffee and/or Tea • Lunch • Bottled water • Walking poles • Entry/Admission - Godley Head
Exclusions
Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We offer hotel pick up within a 5km radius of the city centre, if you are staying further out we are happy to arrange pick up for an addition fee, or we can meet you outside the Canterbury Museum.
Canterbury Museum, 11 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand Your guide will meet you in front of the Canterbury Museum.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canterbury Museum
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Godley Head
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    We offer four locations, one of our most popular is the Godley Head area, offering scenic coastal views and quaint little beaches.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ritesh
2 contributions
Guided Crater rim walk
Feb 2020 • Friends
We arranged for the guided rim walk . Nicole came to our place to pick us up and gave a detailed history about the city . The guided hike was amazing and she was amazing . She had arranged for coffee and lunch . She was more than helpful and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for someone better . If you ever want a guided walk with a friend , you just get in contact with her . Kudos .
Written 25 February 2020
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NicoleEllwood
Thanks so much Ritesh, you were such a fun group! Come back to NZ again soon:-)
Written 27 February 2020
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Howard M
St. Petersburg, FL3 contributions
Spectacular Walk
Feb 2020
My wife and I took the Crater Rim guided walk with Nicole when our ship stopped for the day at Lyttelton Harbor. The walk, the beautiful views, the coffee stop and picnic lunch and Nicole's leadership were all spectacular. She even drove us into the Christchurch city center for a short tour! We truly had a wonderful day and would highly recommend this hike. It was one of the highlights of our cruise around NZ.
Written 24 February 2020
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NicoleEllwood
Thanks Howard, it was great to meet you and I am so glad you both enjoyed it!
Written 27 February 2020
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deb s
Cary, NC23 contributions
A lovely day exploring the coastline
Feb 2020 • Solo
Nicole is a charming hostess and hike guide who took me on a beautiful coastal walk. She knows the history, terrain and route well. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time with a tasty picnic lunch by the water. Thank you so much!
Written 21 February 2020
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NicoleEllwood
Thank you Deb, it was great to meet you, appreciate the review.
Written 24 February 2020
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Roving736731
7 contributions
Spectacular Round Trip Hike from Taylors Mistake To Godley Head on Banks Peninsula
Feb 2020
Don't miss doing a small group hike with Crater Rim Tours while in Christchurch!! The loop trail from Taylors Mistake Beach to Godley Head is filled with spectacular views of the Littleton Harbor, WWII gun emplacements and observation posts at the Godley Battery Compound, Antarctic Explorer Scott's Hut, and sheer ocean cliffs. Long time Christchurch resident and avid hiker, owner Nicole, shared her detailed knowledge of Christchurch history, plants and bird life along the trail, and served a delicious lunch at Boulder Bay. I would definitely plan another hike with Crater Rim Tours on my next visit to Christchurch.
Written 16 February 2020
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NicoleEllwood
Thank you! You are welcome back to do another hike with us anytime. I hope the next leg of your journey goes really well, what an exciting itinerary! Many thanks, Nicole
Written 17 February 2020
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Sandy A
Madison, WI5 contributions
Beautiful Walk
Feb 2020

Took the Crater Rim Walk with Nicole today & even though it was overcast the views were fabulous. Nicole is so accommodating as we could not do the tour as planned. We had to scale back & since there were only two of us I still was able to do a shortened hike while my husband waited in the car. From the hotel pickup, coffee at a lovely cafe on the beach, lunch at a wonderful bar & grill to hotel drop off it was excellent. I don’t see how you could do this hike on your own & not get lost. Five star tour for sure!
Written 16 February 2020
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NicoleEllwood
Thanks so much Sandy, it was great fun adapting the day to suit the two of you, I am glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. Safe travels, Nicole
Written 16 February 2020
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TheJamesC
Isle of Wight, UK29 contributions
James
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a great day I shared with Rachel today. The scenery was spectacular from the first coffee stop at Sumner to the end of our walk around the Godley Head.
Written 6 January 2020
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NicoleEllwood
Thanks James! So glad to hear you enjoyed your day 😀
Written 27 January 2020
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Annamaria
2 contributions
Relaxing half day hike with amazing views, lots of information & delicious lunch
Dec 2019 • Solo
Being on a group tour with just 2 people was great. Helen made the guiding very personal and we got the feeling of spending the day with family. The walk was relaxing with amazing views and great commentary of our guide Helen. Helen guided us to this lovely beach for lunch and prepared a delicious lunch package. A wonderful day! Thanks
Written 1 January 2020
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Thank you for your review, so glad you had a great walk with Helen. Safe travels 😀
Written 4 January 2020
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Throngil
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Excellent walking tour
Dec 2019
Nicole is an excellent guide. While anyone can do the walks (with sufficient research and fitness), it is always a good to have a knowledgeable guide leading you around explaining the history and sights that you are seeing, and Nicole is one such guide.

The morning pick-me-up coffee before starting the walk proper was great, as was the packed lunch which we enjoyed to the view of the waves dashing upon the rocks at Boulder Bay.

The walk from Taylors Mistake to Godley Head offered spectacular views, and while it was not the easiest of walks, it was enough to work up a good sweat while not detracting from the vistas.
Written 28 December 2019
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NicoleEllwood
Thank you so much, your feedback and kind words are much appreciated.
Written 29 December 2019
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Angie Hawkins
Honolulu, HI5 contributions
Beautiful Hike!
Dec 2019
What an amazing way to tour the coastline! Nicole is an excellent guide. She picked everyone up at our hotels and then eased us into the tour with some great information on the drive. The hike is enjoyable with beautiful scenery and great commentary by Nicole. She picks the perfect spot by the water to enjoy lunch, which is delicious. Highly recommended!
Written 27 December 2019
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NicoleEllwood
Thank you Angie! It was such a pleasure to meet you, I hope the rest of your travels are fabulous. Cheers, Nicole
Written 28 December 2019
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Kyle L
Thunder Bay, Canada2 contributions
Great Walk.
Dec 2019 • Solo
Helen was very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. It was a good, active day trip option from Christchurch. I would definitely do it again!
Written 25 December 2019
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NicoleEllwood
Thanks so much for your time, we are so pleased to hear you loved your walk!
Written 26 December 2019
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FrancesEast
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Great start to the day!
My husband and I took a guided walk with Nicole at the Crater Rim. It was such a great start to the day, which beg
gosox11
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Only way to see the beauty of Christchurch
Our walk with Nicole was excellent and provided us with a local’s insights on the area as well as stunning Christch
mlotroh
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Simply Amazing! Breathtaking Views, Great Guide, Awesome Lunch.
This trip was truly a delightful experience. I was lucky enough to get a solo trip since not enough people confirm
cgallup295
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Amazing guide and views.
I am so glad that I was able to book this trip. Nicole was fabulous, and lunch was fantastic. I would recommend thi
Katie J
Katie J
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A Must Do in Christchurch
This was an absolute blast, I would recommend it to one and all. Nicole was great providing us with all the equipme
Melandsusie
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Wow, wow ,wow !
What an awe inspiring walk .The views were out of this world. Nicole ,our guide, was knowledgeable ,super friendly
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Crater Rim Full day Walk
Well worth the day spent if you love the beach, outdoors and hiking! You’ll definitely be blown away by the beautif
Doug J
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Crater rim walk
Great day from pick up to drop off Away from the crowds a very pleasant walk amongst some spectacular scenery. Nicl
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Amazing Day Out!
This was such a fantastic day out. The scenery was beautiful, our guide was really informative and lunch was delici
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