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Address: Governor's Bay Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)3 328 9093

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Pretty spot!

Corsiar Bay is not too far from Lyttleton and well worth visiting! A very sheltered and pretty place to swim/kayak/picnic. Can get very busy in the summer, so get there early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
E_Arkley
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Corsiar Bay is not too far from Lyttleton and well worth visiting! A very sheltered and pretty place to swim/kayak/picnic. Can get very busy in the summer, so get there early! Bathroom/shower facilities.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went to corsair bay one hot day in March with the kids. We brought our togs and the water was lovely and calm for a nice swim. The kids loved every bit of it and the adults sat in the shade of the surrounding trees.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Stunning bay, very close to Lyttleton, kids playground - can get very busy in summer, but for good reason!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Nice sheltered place to swim. Only downside is carparking and it gets very very busy on weekends with limited shade areas.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Pack a picnic, or grab some fish and chips and head out to corsair bay for the day. Beautiful wee spot. Best on a hot day so you can swim, but also great for just a spot to hang out. But be aware it does get busy on hot days. Lots of parking at the top of the bay and... More 

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This also is a great place to take your own lunch go swimming and relax good for familys and you can relax and also sunbath

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I love the walk down to the bay. I love the feel of this little bay. I love the way we can swim out to the raft. Its sheltered from prevailing winds. It has picnic spots, on grass, yet near the water.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Coasair Bay is nestled in a quiet setting in Lyttelton Harbour, a 5 minute drive from the port township of Lyttelton itself. It is great for picnicing and swimming. Swimming is safe and enjoyable. There are easy and pleasurable walks which take you from bay to bay which also are enjoyable for exercise, views and good company.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Good for family outing, sun bathing, swimming in sheltered bay

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Sheltered safe swimming, shell beach. Steep path down

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