Packhorse Hut guided day walk & senic drive

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.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
    • Private transportation
    • Snacks
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Sign of the Kiwi Cafe, Summit Road, Governors Bay 8971, New Zealand

      Stop for photos

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Sign of the Takahe, 200 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

      Stop for photos

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Sign of the Bellbird, Summit Road, Kennedys Bush, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand

      Stop for morning tea.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Packhorse Hut, Ataahua, Canterbury 7672, New Zealand

      Stop for lunch.

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Princess Margaret Hospital, Canterbury 8024, New Zealand
      Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
      • The Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • 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
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Adventure by Nature

    Activity ID: V-210847P6

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