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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Serene peaceful place to laze around reading, having a cuppa or just doing nothing! Good place for families to chill out in the summer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grilledalso
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many aspects to this park which is immaculate. Beautiful and bountiful plants, play areas for the children two cafes, boating,feeding the ducks and some interesting modern art (temporary displays).plenty of good walks and running paths. We were only visiting but if I lived in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raymondwD8168YX
Reviewed 3 days ago

Massive park that serves as a golf course, boating lake, ball sports, walking and flowers Lovely piece of green on the edge of city centre. We walked and scooted through a few times in our 4 days there and even walked through @ 10PM at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yorkie-EarlsdonRFC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a park that also serves as a rough golf course. People do sit down and have a swing. A lot of people use this park to exercise and many of them zoom around with scooters you can rent. So you have to watch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank audrey1481
Reviewed 6 days ago

How amazing to have such a fantastic park in the centre of your City. Walked around Hagley Park; through it; over it and inside the Botannical Gardens. It is an amazing place and well worth the visit. Tranquil and private regardless of who is in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flicks88
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is well worth a visit if you have some time to spare. The river Avon winds its way through the park and there are some glorious trees to view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bilbo15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant place right across from our hotel. Families playing. People riding bikes and scooters. Playing ball. Running. There’s a botanical gardens and wading pool there too!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrendaS276
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Botanical Gardens I have visited (and I've seen a few during travels). So well laid out, so easy to get around (especially for wheelchairs, prams etc). A good playground, a wonderful cafe. So peaceful and relaxing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the kids for a bike ride or kick the ball or just chill out, parking all around so enjoy this gem.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge park spreading through the edge of town. Plenty of shade from the huge trees. Lovely open areas for games of cricket and ball etc. A real lax, relax enjoy place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jeanmcveigh
October 13, 2017|
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Response from RobBeardsworth | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don’t live there . You can probably get your answer via google. Remember it is the middle of summer at Christmas so you will have different opportunities. Enjoy your visit
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Tan T
Austin
Please feedback my South Island itinerary (5 Replies)
My wife and I are planning a trip to the South Island sometimes this December (2015). I've started an initial pass of an itinerary and would like some critiques (in case some parts of the trip does not make sense) and feedbacks so that we can make the most of our times there: Day 1: Fly into Queenstown. Rent a car and drive to Te Anau. On the way, explore Kawarau Gorge (where the scene of Argonath was filmed in the first LoTR movie). Then take in the view at Devil Staircase. Arrive at Te...More
July 01, 2015|
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Presumably your arrival into Queenstown isn't your first day in NZ? The Kawarau Gorge and Te Anau are in two completely different directions. It is not a good idea to drive to Te Anau and then onto the start of the Routeburn on day 1, it is simply too far. You have, it would appear, greatly underestimated drive times in NZ.
BRaj79
Pune, India
9 day South Island itinerary - advice pls (5 Replies)
Hi, we are 2 families travelling to South Island during 1st week of December. We are 4 adults and 3 kids (aged 10,7,3). The plan is to arrive in Christchurch on Saturday noon and fly out from Queenstown on the next Sunday noon, giving us 7 full days and 2 half days. We plan to rent out a car in Christchurch and return it in Queenstown. The following is my plan - Day 1 Saturday - Reach Christchurch at 1pm. Spend in Christchurch (Botanic gardens, Cathedral square, Hagley park) Day 2...More
October 04, 2016|
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AdventureGirlEurope
Phoenix, Arizona
13 day NZ first pass (14 Replies)
SO excited, I just booked flights for 13 days in NZ for me and my husband Oct 27-Nov 8 (kids are off at school). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. Thank you for your comments and suggestions. *NI mainly for the culture (my best friend is Maori from north of Rotorua) and history (not into crowds or shopping but I enjoy a good museum and a good haka ;) *SI for beautiful and unusual scenery (culture & history too) - I have a bad knee but want at least one hike plus other...More
July 14, 2017|
Response fromzhuhai2007|
Sorry to burst your bubble, Jean, but try as I might, I can't fit an AKL to QTN road trip into less than 14-16 days. Some of your days are too long ( and some appear twice eg 7 & 8!) Assuming you spend 4 days between AKL & Rotorua, my suggestion is to FLY to CHC on day 5: 5. Arr CHC (2N) 6. Day trip to Akaroa - dolphin cruise 7. Drive to Aoraki-Mt Cook - short hikes eg Kea Point (2N) 8. Glacier Explorers boat cruise among the icebergs etc 9. Drive to QTN (2N) 10. Adventure...More