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If you have a couple of hours spare this is a very enjoyable way to fill them in. A 40 min drive from Christchurch the walk goes along the banks of Harts creek - a very clear spring fed stream - look for trout as...More
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
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
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
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
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