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Address: Christchurch 7581, New Zealand
Activities: Hiking
Description: Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its...
Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds. Little River is the gateway to the peninsula. The township has a hotel/pub, 2 cafes, a petrol station, art gallery, craft store and small museum. There are B&Bs, plus the Little River Campground in Okuti Valley Road. They have affordable campervan parks with power, cabins and tentsites set beside a river. The southern bays have some of the best surf, if you know the secret spots as well as good, safe swimming beaches, walking tracks and the Little River Rail Trail. It is a a place that is often over looked as tourists head to Akaroa. If you want to experience more than the usual, to get off the beaten track and really explore, ask at the craft station, which has an info centre.
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Loved Little River

Great to see the silo stay and a wonderful café with fab cake just next to it. We sat in the garden and native birds were all around us a lovely wee spot

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great to see the silo stay and a wonderful café with fab cake just next to it. We sat in the garden and native birds were all around us a lovely wee spot

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The views around here are simply stunning, the hilltop is a great lookout spot and pretty popular, can be a bit windy so prepare if you get travel sickness otherwise a great ares

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was not a great day weather wise but the road was interesting as it wound up the hills with snow on the top. We drove through little settlements to Akoroa but the sea. Many shops were closed but it was nice to wander around. I couldn't find a crepe as they are a summer food. It wasn't as french... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you ever want those picture-perfect postcard-looking pictures, the hilltop en route from Christchurch to Akaroa is the place to get them. The view never ceases to amaze me- we live in Christchurch and go to Akaroa occasionally, it's a beautiful drive, they have the right amount of nice little shops and the right amount of nice little restaurants. Something... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Before leaving Christchurch, we spent a couple of hours driving along part of the Banks peninsula. Despite the day being a little bit cloudy and us missing most of the tide, the drive was lovely, with some great views of the bay. We started our journey in Governors Bay, went towards, Allandale and then continued to Charteris Bay. Don't miss... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A beautiful part of Christchurch that is a must visit! If you have time and like hiking you should do the Banks Peninsula track too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A ggod place for spend an afternoon, we were there while the wonter, sunny day but while the winter, so not a lot of things to do, every things on water is closed except a dolphins tour, and it's pretty small, but nice scenary (like every where in New Zealand) if you have nothing to do and you are around... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you're spending time in Christchurch then it is definitely worth planning to spend some time on Banks Peninsula, it is a really lovely place to visit and spend a few days.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Banks Peninsula is a rolling, inlet encrusted, peninsula jutting into the Pacific Ocean. It has high hills and deep inlets studded with little holiday homes (baches) and one or two small and interesting tourist towns (Akaroa and Little River). The peninsula was created as two overlapping volcanoes built a mound in the sea off New Zealand, this was then worn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Banks Peninsula is made up of 2 ex volcano s and has a lots of interesting things to do and see. There are some great young wineries to visit, eat and tasting in your own time, You can travel to Akaroa and take a boat out to see the dolphins. Travel up the hill onto the crater rim for some... More 

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Address: Christchurch 7581, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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