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allabouttravel086
shanghai50 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
Although the beaches of NZ of absolutely stunning, this one proved to be quite dodgy. We went here during the school holidays and it was quite busy. We parked in a public parking spot for only about half an hr to walk the dogs. There was a lot of trash on the beach. Beer bottles, random discarded shoes, lots of plastic. I collected 3 trash bags worth of trash while walking! When we got back, my car window was completely smashed, and my purse, which was hidden under my son's car seat, was stolen. (I had put it there before we left for the beach so it's not like someone saw me put it there). Park ranger's office was closed, and a city council member that I spoke to immediately afterwards was not helpful at all. Apparently this happens quite often here. So why not put a camera up?? I thought this was a family spot, but if you can't feel safe, then, no, it's not.
Written January 22, 2016
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Tiffany C
Christchurch, New Zealand169 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Huge sandpit with water play, awesome flying fox. More relaxing for parents than Margaret Mahy (in town) fewer crowds, too. Great place for free play on a nice day.
Written July 15, 2018
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Nicole S
Auckland, New Zealand79 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Perfect place! Had a catch up which involved 4 kids between 4-7. This place was perfect. Flying foxes, huge fields for kicking the ball around, swings, great hide and seek location and easy sitting places for the parents. We only played at the playground but I believe there are heaps more activities on site here.
Written April 25, 2017
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Wendy M
Canmore, Canada99 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
Playgrounds, mini-golf, farm animals, playing fields, easy access to the beach and mountain biking trails ... this is a great place to spend the day. But bring your lunch - the cafeteria leaves a lot to be desired!
Written January 4, 2014
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jack o
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
Lovely laid back park and picnic area which is within walking distance to the beach. BBQ's available, adventure playground, paddling area for children, flying fox and miniature golf etc
PLenty of room for games to be played, and walking and biking tracks available for all the family.
Written July 31, 2013
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Ping L
Timaru880 contributions
This place is chockful of people during the summer months. It's a perfect place for family outing and an ideal place for people who want to experience what Kiwi culture is all about, barbeque and mingling with your neighbours. Naturally, many people have forged lifelong friendships here. That being said, it has got nothing spectacular to offer especially during the quieter months of the year. It's not somewhere that you make an effort to go to.
Written March 15, 2013
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bhullo
Christchurch, New Zealand37 contributions
Great for just relaxing on the beach km of sand with very few people about , good walks in the area and picnic spots .
Written February 2, 2013
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gabesdad
Auckland2 contributions
NEVER NEVER go there over xmas/new year! Place is full of drunken teenagers staggering around smashing bottles. Place is in a nice spot tho, close to the beach, fishing, mountain biking and lots of other stuff.
good place to stay off peak as its pretty empty and you will be able to pick and choose where you want to stay. the place is HUGE with a good play ground for kids (one of the best ive seen)
Written April 6, 2008
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29Kathie
Christchurch, New Zealand119 contributions
Sep 2020
Nice day and drove to Spencer Park and played mini golf where I played as a kid, where these days do you play mini gold these days for $4 adults and it was exactly as it was when I was a kid, good course and a lot of fun, bonus only one there no waiting
Written October 2, 2020
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Steve C
Wellington, New Zealand63 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
It's even better now!
Spencer Park has upgraded their facilities and they are brilliant!
This is a BIG park so much of room you are definitely not in each other's living room.
Fabulous kitchen, a real joy to cook there, and do the dishes!!
Beautiful toilets and showers (although the music they have over the speakers is
'The Edge' and pushing 70 quite hard, I would have preferred the 'Magic' radio station! :) ), which are clean (and cleaned regularly). The showers are lovely (and 'free') although time-limited (as they should be - although there is tons of time to have a nice shower, including hair wash etc)
The staff are really friendly and helpful.
Only downside (apart from the 'Magic' radio station not playing through the speakers - I'm pushing 70 so my needs are probably different to most :) ) is that there is nowhere to hang your towel when having a wash (this does not apply to the shower cubicles, where there are some hooks). I had to hang my towel over the light switch (see photos). This is common with many motor camps throughout New Zealand, they generally provide great facilities but forget the 'little, but important things (first world problem I know) for their customers.
A great place to stay, I will be staying here again and recommended to others.
Written March 10, 2019
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