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“Serene and Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mona Vale

Mona Vale
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Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus
Ranked #31 of 230 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Trout Lake, Washington
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37 reviews
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“Serene and Worth a Visit”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We visited Mona Vale in the last couple of hours we had before boarding our flight to come home. It was the perfect way to end our visit to memorable New Zealand. We kept seeing signs for "Mona Vale" while driving around the Fendalton area of Christchurch earlier in our trip and I couldn't resist finding out what it was. We walked in through the gate on the north end (although we found later that there is a parking lot on the south side of the park). What we found was another section of the Avon River, with a path and beautiful landscaping. Going further along the path we found a whole garden! The building associated with the old homestead (which was a restaurant before the earthquake), as well as the fernery and greenhouse, are closed due to damage, but the grounds themselves have been immaculately maintained. They have an impressive collection of hydrangeas and clematis. The Fall color would be spectacular. This is definitely worth a visit, especially if you take a picnic basket.
Once home, I googled this place and learned its history. I'm so glad we were able to see it for ourselves.

Visited January 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Severe earthquake damage but redevelop in progreee”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Awesome part of Christchurch and looks to be undergoing substantial repairs.
Keep the mayor off his junkets and better utilise our rates money to repair it

Visited December 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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“Beautiful oasis on the city fringe”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

A place of tranquillity and beauty, magnificent rose gardens and well kept gardens fringing the Avon RIver. Sadly the house is closed, but is due to be restored after the earthquakes.

Visited January 2013
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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35 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is one of the lovelly places that Christchurch has to offer it is set in great places to go great if you have friends to just look around

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“Daughters wedding held in a tent on the Iris lawn. Beautiful setting.”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The food was great. The whole area was a joy to look at and be part of. The Old Homestaed had a delightful feeling of permanence and grace.

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