Our Walks

Three Scheduled Walks

WALK CHRISTCHURCH offers three different scheduled walks for individuals in small groups, usually not more than 8 -10 walkers. We also provide per-arranged customised walks for private groups.

CLASSIC CHRISTCHURCH

This walk provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Christchurch over a 2.5 - 3.0 hour relaxed walk (4.5km).

The walk includes:

  • Pre Colonial Maori settlement
  • Canterbury Association & the planned 19th century settlement
  • Growth of the city in 20th & 21st century
  • 2010-2011 earthquakes & impact on reshaping the city
  • The new city

Leaves from our Red Kiosk by the Canterbury Museum in Rolleston Avenue.

Ends at the National Earthquake Memorial.

When it operates:

  • Beginning of October to end of April – every day at 10.00am
  • May & September  – on request at 10.00 am (contact i SITE by 5.00pm day prior to walk)
  • No walks : Xmas day, Good Friday, Anzac Day
  • In very adverse weather a walk may be cancelled for safety reasons and a refund given

Prices:

  • Adults $20.00
  • Age 12-16 $10.00
  • Under 12 free

CHRISTCHURCH HIGHLIGHTS

An overview and introduction to Central Christchurch. Designed for walkers with limited time. A leisurely 90 - 110 minute walk (2.5km).

The walk includes:

  • Maori & planned European settlement
  • Key heritage buildings,  other city features and Avon River area
  •  2010-2011 earthquakes and  the post-earthquake city

Leaves from our Red Kiosk by the Canterbury Museum in Rolleston Avenue.

Ends at the National Earthquake Memorial.

When it operates:

  • Beginning of September to end of May – every day at 1.00pm
  • June, July, August – at 1.00pm – prior booking with i SITE required by 11.30am
  • No walks : Xmas day, Good Friday, Anzac Day
  • In very adverse weather a walk may be cancelled for safety reasons and a refund given for safety reasons

Prices:

  • Adults $15.00
  • Age 12-16 $10.00
  • Under 12 free

RIVER PROMENADE

An early evening summer stroll of about 90 minutes (2.5km) that provides a relaxed introduction to the city along the Avon River Promenade.

The walk includes:

  • Role of the Avon River in the settlement of Christchurch
  • Key buildings: heritage and post-earthquake
  • Sculptures, statues and art
  • Hospitality and commercial precincts

Leaves from our Red Kiosk by the Canterbury Museum in Rolleston Avenue.

Ends at New Regent Street.

When it operates:

  • 1 December to 28 February – Wednesday and Friday only. Leaves at 5.00pm (no walk on Xmas Day)
  • Book with i SITE by 2.00pm on day of walk
  • In very adverse weather a walk may be cancelled for safety reasons and a refund given

Prices:

  • Adults $15.00
  • Age 12-16 $10.00
  • Under 12 free

Private Tours and Customised Walks

 Inquiries and bookings should be made as early as possible before the planned walk .These can be made by emailing walkchristchurch@gmail.com. Please provide as much detail as you have available.

Prices will depend on the type of group, the size of the group, the customisation required & the length of the walk.  They would usually be based on the prices for the Classic Christchurch Walk.

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