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Crater Rim Walks

Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Crater Rim Walks
Guided 1-day walks on Banks Peninsula, a spectacular extinct volcano within 30 minutes of Christchurch. Transport, catering, local and experienced guide provided. Take in amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline across Pegasus Bay to the often snow covered Southern Alps as well as the picturesque Lyttelton harbour and wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean.
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This is a superb choice for hiking fans. Spend a day exploring Banks Peninsula with the convenience of having a guide to navigate. After a morning pickup, you’ll be taken on a roughly 30-minute journey to start your walk. You won’t have to bring heavy equipment with you as a backpack, walking poles, and bottled water are included. Access scenic photo opportunities that you wouldn’t find alone, and hear about the area’s history. Highlights include visiting Crater Rim, seeing views of Pegasus Bay, and enjoying a picnic lunch.
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Frances wrote a review May 2021
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My husband and I took a guided walk with Nicole at the Crater Rim. It was such a great start to the day, which began by Nicole picking us up at our accommodation at 8am and gave us some commentary on the drive to our destination of the history of Christchurch. This 2.5 hour walking tour was an excellent way to get some great information about the area, meet a lovely person and enjoy a great walk with beautiful scenery. With only 3 days in Christchurch it was time well spent.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from NicoleEllwood, Owner at Crater Rim Walks
Responded 13 May 2021
Thanks Frances! It was a pleasure to meet you both, and guide you on a walk. I hope the rest of your time in Christchurch was amazing.
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Ritesh wrote a review Feb 2020
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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 .
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from NicoleEllwood, Owner at Crater Rim Walks
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks so much Ritesh, you were such a fun group! Come back to NZ again soon:-)
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Howard M wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida3 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from NicoleEllwood, Owner at Crater Rim Walks
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks Howard, it was great to meet you and I am so glad you both enjoyed it!
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deb s wrote a review Feb 2020
Cary, North Carolina23 contributions7 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from NicoleEllwood, Owner at Crater Rim Walks
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you Deb, it was great to meet you, appreciate the review.
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Roving736731 wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from NicoleEllwood, Owner at Crater Rim Walks
Responded 17 Feb 2020
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
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