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Address: Main Road, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Ticks all the swimming boxes

There are many swimming opportunities in the area of the Marlborough Sounds However, if you are looking for somewhere that: - is not far from the road - offers plentiful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

There are many swimming opportunities in the area of the Marlborough Sounds However, if you are looking for somewhere that: - is not far from the road - offers plentiful and safe parking - is secluded and relatively private - has a clean toilet (separate men & women's) - has a sandy beach - allows swimmers to swim out of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Governors Bay is a pretty settlement at the head of Lyttelton Harbour. There are beautiful seascapes and views back to Lyttelton. It's cold down by the sea in an easterly but it seems to be perennially sunny with exuberant gardens everywhere. There's a little coastal walk from Governors Bay Jetty round to Allandale - very easy, nice and flat, with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Try exploring the road down past the school to the water for some spots with fantastic views looking up Lyttelton Harbour. The cafe and pub are great for Breakfast & supper respectively.

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Thank Chch_NZ_couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

took the 3hour return hike to gully falls in the orton Bradley park,walking through streams,bush and farm land.lovely bird songs and views.at times the hike was steep,i recommend good footwear,and a level of fitness,wind jacket could come in handy also.the view at the top is well worth the climb

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

When Ch-ch was originally planned at Teddington, Governor's Bay was to be the Governors' residence. Not a bad spot. The pub has a great view, the Chocolate cafe over the road is one of those places to sneak into for a special occasion and indulge. There are plenty of other places at the head of the bay to visit; gardens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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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Thank Nicki J
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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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Thank jpfisho
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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