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Trip Outline:

First day:
Gondola trip to the ridge. View the Heritage Time Tunnel. Walk 9km along the summit track to Godley Head. View the WWII gun emplacements and the Lyttelton Timeball Station – built in 1876 to signal Greenich Mean Time to vessels. Stay at the historic (licensed) Godley House in Diamond Harbour – built in the 1880’s.

Second Day:

Walk 19km along ridge trails with commanding views of the harbours, valleys and inlets, until you reach the “Hilltop” – where you stay at the relaxing Pentrip Lodge.

Third Day:

An 11km walk down meandering valley tracks overlooking Akaroa Harbour, until you reach Wainui. We take you by boat across to Akaroa Village. You stay in good quality accommodation and celebrate the completion of the trip with a final and entertaining evening meal in one of Akaroa’s top restaurants. The following day we transport you back to Christchurch.

Christchurch to Akaroa


Christchurch to Akaroa


Christchurch to Akaroa


Akaroa Walk


Christchurch to Akaroa

The Akaroa Walk is rapidly becoming an icon among New Zealand hiking adventures. It is a 39 km, upmarket, three day, guided walk. You travel along the Summit Ridge and across Banks Peninsula, in the Canterbury Region of the beautiful South Island of New Zealand.

Features of the walk include:
  • Your trip is guided and your bags are transported for you. Only a daypack for refreshments is needed. A moderate level of fitness is required.

  • The walk starts with a gondola ride from the edge of the City of Christchurch to the Summit Ridge. Christchurch is an international airport and is the gateway to the South Island. Apart from transport across town there is no extra travelling to the start of the walk.

  • Good quality accommodation is provided and meals are included in the price. On two of the nights you experience excellent restaurant meals (wine and other beverages are available at your cost). The other evening features a NZ barbeque, with fresh Akaroa salmon and complimentary local wines or other beverages. 

  • You will experience unsurpassed views of the Southern Alps, Canterbury Plains, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Port Levy, Okuti, French Farm Valley, Kaituna, Wainui, Lake Forsyth, Lake Ellesmere and Akaroa.

  • You complete the walk in the historic French settlement of Akaroa.


Akaroa Walk


Akaroa Walk


Akaroa Walk


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