Christchurch city from Rapaki track

Image: Ruth McKie | Creative Commons

Introduction

The Christchurch area has a variety of easy walks where you can experience landscapes such as beaches, steams, lakes and wetlands.

Highlights

Some other Christchurch walks not managed by DOC: Banks Peninsula | Port Hills | Riccarton House and Bush | Travis Wetland | Te Karoro Karoro/Southshore Spit 

Place overview

Facilities

  • Visitor centre

Activities

  • Camping
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Four wheel driving
  • Mountain biking
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic driving
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Christchurch area

About this place

Nature and conservation

There are two marine reserves in Banks Peninsula:

History and culture

Visit historic sites:

Know before you go


All drone use must be authorised by DOC

A concession is required to fly a drone on any public conservation land - see Recreational drone use and Commercial drone use for more information.


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 8443
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