A Kiwi Day out
Since the earthquakes, Christchurch has been ever-changing and there is much to see. We’ll start the day in one of my favourite local cafes, before heading out towards the car park. This is a great chance for us to perhaps wander around the dynamic streets of the central city and get to know each other better.
Following the coastline, a steady climb leads us to the top of the Port Hills. There are several interesting spots along the way, including the remains of a WW2 battery, traditional Kiwi baches and lookouts inviting for a break to soak in the views. We can pull over and walk many of the tracks that criss-cross the farmlands, or if you want to just take it slow and steady, we can drive straight there.
This is an easy, rewarding day trip that takes up to 3 hours or more depending on how we get on. Perfect if you want to escape the city and see it from above, or for families and elderly who are happy to go steady.
If you’re up for it, I’ll take you for a short drive along the tops of our Banks Peninsula, before heading back. Think 360-degree views up there stretch from the ocean all the way to the distant Southern Alps, planes leaving our airport and clouds rolling in from the West Coast; it’s amazing.
We will round off the day back in the city where I can give you some more ideas on where to and perhaps drive around some nice spots I like to go too. It’s completely flexible!