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All reviews avon river rose garden visited mona lily pond romantic picnic beautiful house and gardens manicured lawns old homestead public park riccarton road million dollars close to town early summer hop on hop off bus morning tea peaceful place city council
A walk through here on a spring day is well worthwhile for the magnificent gardens and to check out the fancy houses over the river. Always seems to be quiet but is a favourite for the locals walking their dogs
Great place to spend an hour or so strolling round the grounds of this historic home. It is situated very close to town. There are several 'rooms' to the gardens and it is a very serene place even when there are other people around. There...More
We booked in advance and were given a great spot in the indoor dining area which is calm and gracious without pretence. Service was polite, quick, and charming. For lunch, we each had an absolutely melt-in-your-mouth, perfectly cooked rump steak with sizzling rosemary potatoes and...More
Mona Vale has a pleasant cafe offering a variety of lunch dishes. If you call in for morning coffee at 10 o'clock, you'll find that they've baked a fresh batch of scones. The sign outside the cafe says that it is open until 4:30, but...More
In many ways Mona Vale did well with us, a large group who went for high tea recently. The service and food presentation was good. The most disappointing (and one of the most important) aspect was the actual tea. We were served lovely sandwiches and...More
Mona Vale is somewhat away from the city centre of Christchurch. I visited this place while I was having stopover in Christchurch. It is not that far away from the airport. It is a good park to have a walk!
From privately own to the church own property, and finally before subdivided and demolish the homestead, with public outcry and fund raising this property bought by Christchurch City Council and became public park since. This Mona Vale is really beautiful, even after rain when all...More
We went there for morning tea but were disappointed when our fresh scones were not so fresh and had to be sent back to be warmed. Disappointing in such a beautiful setting. Would expect better from Mona Vale