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.

Christchurch Ōtautahi Highlights walk is usually about 120 minutes and 2.5 -3.0 km.

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.

Online bookings for the Christchurch Ōtautahi Highlights Walk must be completed by 9.00 am on the day of your walk. Go to and click on ‘Book Walks’/’Book Now’ button. Payment by credit/debit card

Visit the Den (Arts centre Clocktower), Thursday to Monday 10.30 am -2.30 pm, credit /debit cards, cash.

From 1 October 2022 at the Red kiosk in Rolleston Avenue – from 10.00 am to 10.30 am (subject to places being available). CASH ONLY payment.


  • For Prior day bookings either
    • Go to the Arts Centre (the Den under the clocktower at the Rolleston Avenue end of Worcester Blvd) 10.30 am – 2.30 pm Thursday to Monday. Payment by credit /debit card or cash.
    • Book online – go to our website and book not later than  9.00 am on the day of your walk.
  • For on-the-day bookings – from 1 October 2022 visit our Red Kiosk in Rolleston Avenue (adjacent to the Museum) from 10.00 am to 10.30 am. Bookings are subject to available places. CASH ONLY payment

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).

You should arrive at the Red Kiosk at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure.