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Packhorse Hut guided day walk & senic drive

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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.

What You'll Get

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 7672, New Zealand

Stop for lunch.

Duration: 30 minutes

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
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks

Departure Point
Princess Margaret Hospital, Canterbury 8022, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered


  • The Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand

Departure Time
9:00 AM

8 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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