The Best Hikes near Christchurch

Jean-Pierre Fontaine at Franz Josef Glacier
Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Westland National Park, New ZealandWestland Tai Poutini National ParkWestland National Park, New ZealandOne of my favorite places in New Zealand, Franz Josef Glacier. You can take a helicopter up and spend a few hours hiking on the ice. Tip - the best...Mt Sunday, Ashburton Lakes, New ZealandMt SundayAshburton Lakes, New ZealandMt. Sunday which you might recognize as Edoras in the Lord of the Rings - took them 11 months to build the set here, absolutely epic place! It's a...Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, New ZealandFranz Josef GlacierFranz Josef, New ZealandSomething to see before climate change takes its toll! The South Island is a series of jaw-droppers, but the glaciers are pretty amazing, even by...Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, New ZealandFranz Josef GlacierFranz Josef, New ZealandHiking on the glaciers in New Zealand is an awesome experience! #nationalpark #hikingOhau Stream Walkway and Waterfall, Half Moon Bay, New ZealandOhau Stream Walkway and WaterfallHalf Moon Bay, New ZealandThe Ohau stream track is 20 minutes north of Kaikoura on the coast (beautiful drive past seal colonies) and in winter is home to baby seals. They...Tasman Glacier, Mount Cook, New ZealandTasman GlacierMount Cook, New ZealandThe melting #glacier of the Mt. Cook National park. The hike to this glacier offers some fabolous views of the highest peak in New Zealand and its...Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, Paparoa National Park, New ZealandPunakaiki Pancake RocksPaparoa National Park, New ZealandWe had a really long day ahead of us so we arrived at the pancake rocks at 5:30am. It was still completely dark out. When we stepped out of the...Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Franz Josef Glacier, New ZealandFranz Josef Glacier GuidesFranz Josef Glacier, New ZealandHeli #hike in Franz Josef Glacier with Franz Josef Glacier Guides. Exploring its ice caves has definitely been a highlight of the trip. A must do!!...Ohau Point Seal Colony, Kaikoura, New ZealandOhau Point Seal ColonyKaikoura, New ZealandThe top of the hike around the seal colonyFranz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, New ZealandFranz Josef GlacierFranz Josef, New ZealandFranz Josef hiking tour. The guided tour takes you to the top of the glacier by hiking through the ice. Depending upon fitness and speed, one can...Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Mount Cook, New ZealandAoraki/Mount Cook National ParkMount Cook, New ZealandFacing towards Mt Cook from Mt Cook Village. There are some great hikes in the area, up the mountains and onto nearby glaciers.Franz Josef Glacier, Westland National Park, New ZealandFranz Josef GlacierWestland National Park, New ZealandThe Franz Josef glacier is located in the Westland #NationalPark, South Island. Currently measuring 12 km long, the glacier entered an advancing...Kaikoura, New ZealandKaikouraNew ZealandGreat hike with nice photo spots in Kaikoura peninsulaMt Somers, New ZealandMt SomersNew ZealandA hike at Mt. Somers can be one day or several, as there are well appointed huts along the way. Phenomenal views, not far from Christchurch.Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Franz Josef Glacier, New ZealandFranz Josef Glacier GuidesFranz Josef Glacier, New ZealandHiking on Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand's south island. The glacier is constantly changing shape so you'll never see the same caves and...Franz Josef Glacier, New ZealandFranz Josef GlacierNew Zealand#TroveOn Hiking on the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand.Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club, Christchurch, New ZealandTaylors Mistake Surf Life Saving ClubChristchurch, New Zealand#goldenhour Taylors Mistake a great place to start a walk to Godley Head at the entrance to Lyttleton Harbour. Be ready to Huff n Puff and give...Ohau Stream Walkway and Waterfall, Waipapa Bay, New ZealandOhau Stream Walkway and WaterfallWaipapa Bay, New ZealandOne of the most amazing places in #NewZealandPinnacles Hut, Staveley, New ZealandPinnacles HutStaveley, New ZealandWaking up early to catch the sunrise from the top of the Pinnacles. A fantastic little hike with a well-equipped hut. I'd highly recommend this...Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Franz Josef Glacier, New ZealandFranz Josef Glacier GuidesFranz Josef Glacier, New ZealandHeli-hike to Franz Josef Glacier #hiking #newzealand
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