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guided hike

Panorama view of Port Hills and more

guided hike

Panorama view of Port Hills and more

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Panorama view of Port Hills and more

guided hike

Panorama view of Port Hills and more

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Let's hike together to get these marvellous views! Because when you reach the Mt Vernon summit (462 m from the sea level) on your foot it tastes the best! The hike is approx. 8 kms long and will take maximum 3.5 hrs depending on our pace and photo breaks. We'll take the most interesting way up and down with many lookouts and we'll also walk through sheep pasture. I will record our hike, take pictures of you and make a small memorable movie like this: https://www.relive.cc/view/vevYVJBE4JO I am going to share the movie with you! Let's talk together about what we see around us! There are topics as Christchurch, its history, landscape, earthquake, conservation, turism and how everything changes and develops here. We tackle all of them. I have both local and traveler experience because I have traveled both North and South Islands first and altogether spent about a year exploring, hiking and traveling in this fascinating country. Then I settled down in Christchurch and explored my second home thoroughly.

Your host

Learn more about Ivča

Ivča

I am a fitness instructor who has fallen in love with natural moving and being outdoors. Hiking has been my passion for 5 years. I walked Port Hills many times until I have found the most diverse combination of paths which climb up and go down for people who love hiking and aerial views. I am also interested in the nature, history and geology and I need to understand the context of the landscape I see around.

What's included

Food
Home-made brownie
Drinks
Tea or water according to the weather
Equipment
Hiking poles for 2 people and First Aid Kit

Where you'll be

I'll lead you through the bush in Mt Vernon Reserve up to the Summit Rd with the option of the side track with the plane table. We'll go farther up the Mt Vernon Summit (462 m) where we'll have the panoramic view of the city, surrounding Port Hills, the Lyttelton Harbour, Bank Peninsula with its highest peak Mt Herbert, the Alps in the distance and even Kaikoura if the visibility is excellent. We'll get back via a different track and make a loop

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

Be ready for several short steep climbs, meeting sheep, changing weather conditions from scorching in the valley to chilly wind on the top, one jump over the little stream and breathtaking views the whole time.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Ivča
Panorama view of Port Hills and more
New experience
From $31/person
New experience
From $31/person