Bodies of Water in Christchurch

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Bodies of Water in Christchurch

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  • flyingeagle2223
    Dunedin, New Zealand317 contributions
    it is always lovely to walk along the avon river, especially with it also running through the gardens makes for a lovely stroll
    Written 5 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Diamond Harbour is a small town on the Banks Peninsula of Lyttelton Harbour. It is a hidden gem which offers stunning views.
    Written 11 December 2020
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  • Sadoldsamuria
    Northumberland, UK32 contributions
    We spent 10 days in a quaint cottage here.
    Not much in Govenors bay (hamlet) but the sea views and tracks along the shoreline are wonderful.
    Highspot of our stay wrre the days we spent in the gardens of Ohinetahi. Amd inspirational garden, cared for ny two engagingly typical dpwn to earth kiwis.
    Some of the sculptures were truely womderful
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Victoria Lake is a man made lake in the heart of lovely and picturesque Hagley Park. Beautiful park to enjoy the scenery.
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • Derek B
    29 contributions
    These are two hidden Lakes right on the fringe of the City. Two old gravel pits that are used by local groups in summer for water sports. Great areas for picnics and walking. Clean and well serviced toilet facilities. A good location for children to splash around the shallows in the summer, or a good place for a brisk walk in the winter. A bit of a hidden gem.
    Written 27 July 2019
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Lake Ellesmere is a shallow coastal lagoon which is Canterbury's largest lake and it has no natural outlet to the sea.
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • Genevieve S
    Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions
    Nice little park.some play equipment for kids.small cold water spring.about a foot deep.seating there.nice walk along paths.could picnic there
    Written 4 January 2018
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