Christchurch city from Rapaki track

Image: Ruth McKie | Creative Commons


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


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


  • Visitor centre


  • 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.


Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   31 Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn
Christchurch 8042
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8042
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