Cruise Shore Excursion

From NZD NZ$195.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Product code: CRW009


  • Personal guided walking tour for small groups of up to 10

  • Transport from Lyttelton in a 12-seater van

  • Return to Lyttelton Port or Christchurch City

  • Hot drink at a local beachside cafe

  • Light morning tea

  • Water bottle to keep

  • Gourmet picnic lunch

  • Walking sticks and a day bag


You will be picked up by your guide outside the Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street (please note there are free shuttles between the port and this location). Your guide will then entertain you with the history of Christchurch on your way to the nearby seaside suburb of Sumner, where you will enjoy a hot drink overlooking the beach.  From here it is a 5-minute drive to the location where the walk begins. Visit the Crater Rim surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano, a WWII coastal defense battery, Scotts Hutt, and take in amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching across Pegasus Bay to the often snow-covered Southern Alps, Lyttelton harbour, and wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean.  Picnic lunch is provided at a picturesque location along the way.  Total walking time is approximately 3 hours with a 30-minute stop for lunch. Your guide will give you the option of returning to Lyttelton or being dropped into Christchurch to explore the city (if you choose this option you can then make your own way back to Lyttelton by bus or Uber). You can decide this on the day.​


In the event your cruise ship arrives at or later than 9 am, in most cases we can adapt the start time accordingly, please let us know when you book.


  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots (sneakers are fine)

  • Comfortable clothes depending on the season (shorts/leggings and a t-shirt)

  • A warm layer of clothing and a jacket

  • Sunblock and a sun hat

  • Camera/phone


On days when the weather or track conditions prevent us from walking, or if for any reason the cruise ship is not able to dock in Lyttelton, a full refund will be given. We require 48 hours notice for cancellation for bookings of 1 - 4 guests.  For group bookings of 5 or more, we require 7-days notice. If cancellation is made within this time frame you will receive a refund less any expenses incurred.


We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements, let us know when you book.​


Our group walks have a minimum number of two guests to go ahead, however once we have a  booking confirmed we can add individuals. Please contact us by email with the date and time you require and we will do our best to accommodate you.


This Cruise Ship Excursion is a small group walk for up to 10 people. If you prefer to have your own guide for the day so you can adapt the time and location to suit, and take the day at your own pace, please book our Luxury Guided Walk.