Banks Peninsula
Image: Suky Thompson | ©

Introduction

Banks Peninsula offers a wide range of experiences very close to Christchurch City.

Highlights

See rare Hectors dolphins, take a short bush walk, or tackle a more challenging day or overnight tramp as you explore its extensive coastline, steep volcanic landscape and historic townships.

Highlights

Find things to do and places to stay Banks Peninsula area

The Summit Road, which follows the crater rim of the extinct volcano, makes for some extremely scenic - and thrilling - driving. Most of the reserves on the peninsula are close to the summit road.

Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8013
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