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Christchurch Akaroa Main Road | Waihora, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9629
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26 Nov 2015
“Lake Ellesmere and Kaitorete Split”
25 Oct 2015
“On the way to Akaroa”
Christchurch Akaroa Main Road | Waihora, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9629
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Our driver stopped here on the way back to Christchurch to show us this area. We saw a beautiful beach with pebbles. No swimming is allowed. The road that leads to the beach has cows and sheep. I've read about the pollution and environmental problem,...More

Thank travelsafer
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The drive to Akaroa from Christchurch follows the Southern side of the Port Hills. On the right of the roadway one passes Lake Ellesmere - with occasional glimpses. It is a pleasant drive, but the Lake is seen in passing and is not an attraction...More

Thank Bevan H
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Such a shame it really taints Aotearoa & it's clean green image - the water is heavily polluted and there is no enticement to this place. No path to walk/bike/scooter along let alone skate. No tourism business to hire a boat or kayak or jetskii....More

2  Thank Mamajama2013
Reviewed 24 April 2012

From that side of the lake you view Banks Peninsula across water. It's unlike any perspective of the peninsula you will ever see. Find the marae, Ngati Moki, and follow the road from the corner down to the sea. Just a short walk over to...More

Thank patrick d
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Nothing prepares you for the wilderness and feeling of remoteness but only a couple of minutes by kayak from Lincoln. Only the locals know about this secret private place

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 27 March 2008

Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora is an internationally recognised and important bidwatching area, and here a bird hide has been built over wetlands on the margin of the lake. There are many species of water fowl, sea birds and birds of the open country, and it's a...More

11  Thank LaBohemeNZ
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