Banks Peninsula
Image: Suky Thompson | ©



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

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.

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.


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 318 9211
Address 104 West Coast Road
Arthur's Pass 7654
Hours Visitor centre hours and services
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