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Address: Main Road, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Beautiful little spot

A lovely spot on the peninsula. Has a great café and pub, a new Community Centre and the local swimming pool is now heated. A jetty and foreshore walk to explore and you can walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicki J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely spot on the peninsula. Has a great café and pub, a new Community Centre and the local swimming pool is now heated. A jetty and foreshore walk to explore and you can walk to the Maori Gardens from Sandy Bay.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a full day driving around the environs of Christchurch. We drove through Lyttelton, Governor's Bay, Arvarka, Little River, etc, ( My notes may misspell some of those names. The scenery was awesome. It is well worth one day of your trip.

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Thank 102mauricea
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Lovely bay. A nice wee ride over the hill. Beautiful view coming into the bay. Great on take a pack lunch to.

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Thank deedeehammy
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Fiancee and I headed over for a nice relaxing picnic, we where able to drive up to the trees and site in the shade, had a very pleasant picnic and even a siesta.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Took the grandchildren here recently and parked the car by the wharf that is closed due to earthquake damage but had a fantastic walk along the track that follows the coast around the bay. Really fun walk and the kids just loved it discovering things along the way. It was a free activity that was a really nice family outing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Our homestay was part of a small suburb a few km out of Christchurch. The surrounding hills and the Bay itself present us with some rather spectacular views to die for! We took many many photos of the Bay and the hills that surrounds.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We took a misty rainy morning in Christchurch and turned it into a wonderfully easy, long walk in Governor's Bay. We parked at the jetty and walked through to Allandale Reserve. The tide was out, and the oyster catcher's were busy digging for ... oysters? We passed a pear tree on the path that had unripe pears, but the imagination... More 

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Thank DingoPaint
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

It is quite far from city center and need a car to visit the place. Not much is happening other than a good view.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Not much here, but worth including when exploring the Lyttleton area and Port Hills. Very pretty bay with a nice pub.

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Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Not much there that I could find, but the "She" cafe serving coffee, chocolate and a restaurant until around 4 p.m.

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