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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time back since just after the big quakes when the area was devastated. Great to see it busy and being enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Our son was a bit disappointed the water features in the playground weren't working yet - it was...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Another awesome place to visit in Christchurch. Luckily we had a great day in September 21 degrees, no wind, no clouds. A walk out on the New Brighten pier, one can see for miles. Port hills through to the alps to the north west. The...More

Thank vk8ktc
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Be a tourist. find out about the local places that you may like to visit. We wanted to go down to the beach. No we did not take a tour, but hopped on to the local bus. The bus wound its way through the city...More

1  Thank bapjan
Reviewed 3 September 2018

What a pleasant stroll along the pier and to watch the fisherman catching crabs. Just wished we could have stayed longer to join in the fun.

Thank walkingholiday
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Visited on Monday 21st May. Plenty of free parking and a great place to stop and go for a walk on the pier or beach. Great anytime of the year.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We walked out on the 300m pier which is a must when you visit New Brighton. Lovely cafe's here where you can sit and enjoy the view. Good drive to here from Christchurch city and well worth visiting.

Thank a1job
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t been down here in over 15years and was so happy I took my son down there. The new park for children is located right next to the pier and beach, awesome park for children. Can not wait to come down again in summer...More

1  Thank gsimba
Reviewed 23 July 2018

On a good day you can't beat a visit to the Pier and surrounding facilities. Although the shops in New Brighten are a shadow of their former glory the Pier and playground if you have young children is a great place to visit.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I wanted to get to the Pacific and get my toes in the sand. Although it is winter, the beach was fairly warm and much cleaner than most beaches I have visited. There were even shells to collect if you like to do that. The...More

1  Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I was staying at a B&B just on Beach Road, 2 mins from the beach. Beautiful horizon line, and you can walk all along the coast. I walked to North New Brighton and there's a pier to look out and down at the waves. Frequently...More

Thank Roxane U
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