Frequently Asked Questions


Most frequent questions and answers

All walks are at a leisurely pace with numerous stops on route to explain features or to answer questions.

 Classic Christchurch walk is usually about 2.5 hours but may be up to 3 hours depending on the group size and the level of involvement of the walkers. It is about 4.5km.

Christchurch Highlights walk is usually about 90 minutes and about 2.5km.

River Promenade Walk is usually about 90 minutes and about 2.5km.

Private tours & customised walks

The time and distance for these walks will be arranged to suit the clients.

We specialise in providing a personalised walk experience. Our groups may be from one walker to usually not more than 8 -10 walkers. Advanced booking will usually guarantee a walk.

THE ARTS CENTRE Te Matatiki Toi Ora

Rutherfords Den (in the Clock Tower, Worcester Boulevard)
Thursday to Monday from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Payment by credit card /debit card or cash


Bookings can be made up to 30 minutes before the start of a walk.


Rolleston Ave (end of Worcester Blvd) outside Canterbury Museum.
Open for bookings (on days of scheduled walks):  12.30 – 1.00pm.
Payment by Cash Only

For our Classic Christchurch walk and Christchurch Highlights walk it is not usually necessary to book in advance. However, to avoid any disappointment, an advance booking is recommended.

Kerbside parking is limited to a maximum of two hours. It is suggested that you use a parking building. West End (enter off Cashel St –between Montreal St and Bridge of Remembrance) or Christchurch Art Gallery (enter off Gloucester St –near Montreal St corner) are the closest two buildings to our Red Kiosk.

Free parking (up to 3 hours) is often available in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens (enter off Rolleston Ave at Armagh St entry to Gardens).

If you already have a booking you should arrive at the Red Kiosk at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure.

If you are planning to purchase a ticket; you should either be at The Arts Centre 30 minutes before or the Red Kiosk 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.

Early purchase of tickets should guarantee you a place on your preferred walk.