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Packhorse Hut guided day walk & senic drive provided by Adventure by Nature

Packhorse Hut guided day walk & senic drive
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Packhorse Hut guided day walk & senic drive
By Adventure by Nature
On this stunning journey to Packhorse Hut, we visit all four of the historic “rest houses” that were once part of a grand walking experience over the Port Hills. The hut is situated on a saddle above Lyttelton Harbour with unforgettable views of the Harbour and Banks Penninsula. This scenic drive and walking tour start in Christchurch by driving up the Port Hills following the historical track up Dyer’s Pass road before heading south along Summit Road to Gebbies Pass. Our walk starts and finishes at Gebbie’s pass, is approximately 11km (6.8 Mi) and takes most groups 3-4 hrs of walking to reach the hut and return to Gebbie’s Pass. The track follows a gravel road before heading into pine forests. After 45mins we break out of the trees into open tussock grasslands. Reaching Packhorse Hut, you will time to explore the area while your guide prepares lunch. On the return journey, we return to Gebbies Pass then follow the scenic coastal road back to Christchurch.
from
$157.69
per adult

Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
8h
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 210847P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Cashmere, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand Your guide will meet you opposite Princess Margarate Hospital. Park on the opposite side of the road in the free parking.
  • Ports:
  • The Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Princess Margaret Hospital, Cashmere, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand Your guide will meet you opposite Princess Margarate Hospital. Park on the opposite side of the road in the free parking.
  • Ports:
  • The Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Princess Margaret Hospital
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sign of the Kiwi Cafe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sign of the Takahe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Sign of the Bellbird
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Packhorse Hut
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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krystelle nodin
Noumea, New Caledonia5 contributions
C'était mon premier trek.
Ce fut sportif mes jambes s'en souviendront mais la vue sur la montagne est magnifique.
Pensez à chauffer vos muscles pour éviter tous échauffements.
Written February 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alanhaslip
Thanks for the nice review, Cheers Alan
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Adventure by Nature
katems94
katems94
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Awesome Day of Climbing
I had the best day climbing with Arna in the Port Hills. It was my first time climbing outdoors and I had so much f
katems94
katems94
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Must-Do Adventure
Amazing trip to Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti and Cave Stream. My guide, Robbie, was very knowledgeable and friendly and
576sebastiaank
576sebastiaank
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Sea kayaking
We did the 1 day sea kayaking tour around the Littleton area. Sarah was a great guide and we had a beautiful day, w
ddannecker2013
ddannecker2013
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Best Tour Guide Ever
Mike gave us what we both described as the best tour we have ever been on, and we have been on a lot of tours. Pick
davidyK4442XO
davidyK4442XO
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Awesome hike with great views of the coastline
This was a great hike to see the coastline of Christchurch and wildlife. My guide Mike was well informed and knew a
zdw84
zdw84
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Excellent tour
Very professional and kind guides. Beautiful views with sound local knowledge. Customer service was warm and though
sarahV7158SR
sarahV7158SR
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A Wonderful day
Went out for a Sea Kayaking tour with these guys yesterday, it was wonderful. A very pretty harbor so close to Chri
dolmansjoda
dolmansjoda
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Great climbing and nice company!
Beautiful climbing in the port hills around Christchurch! With great company and stunning views over the banks peni
ijohn333
ijohn333
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Very pleasant trip!
Very nice Sea-kayaking in charteris bay. Sarah who was our instructor was very kind and friendly. I started as a be
camille s
camille s
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Awesome!
Great team, they make you feel very safe. Challenging but really fun. Amazing views as well, just a perfect day out
Brucethekiwi
Brucethekiwi
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Good day out at Castle Hill
I Had a great day at Castle Hill. I had an informative guide who found nice quiet spots away from all the other peo
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