A lovely spot on the peninsula. Has a great café and pub, a new Community Centre and the local swimming pool is now heated. A jetty and foreshore walk to explore and you can walk to the Maori Gardens from Sandy Bay.
We spent a full day driving around the environs of Christchurch. We drove through Lyttelton, Governor's Bay, Arvarka, Little River, etc, ( My notes may misspell some of those names. The scenery was awesome. It is well worth one day of your trip.
The Fiancee and I headed over for a nice relaxing picnic, we where able to drive up to the trees and site in the shade, had a very pleasant picnic and even a siesta.
Took the grandchildren here recently and parked the car by the wharf that is closed due to earthquake damage but had a fantastic walk along the track that follows the coast around the bay. Really fun walk and the kids just loved it discovering things along the way. It was a free activity that was a really nice family outing.
Our homestay was part of a small suburb a few km out of Christchurch. The surrounding hills and the Bay itself present us with some rather spectacular views to die for! We took many many photos of the Bay and the hills that surrounds.
We took a misty rainy morning in Christchurch and turned it into a wonderfully easy, long walk in Governor's Bay. We parked at the jetty and walked through to Allandale Reserve. The tide was out, and the oyster catcher's were busy digging for ... oysters? We passed a pear tree on the path that had unripe pears, but the imagination... 更多
Enjoyed a drink at the hotel. The experience would have been better if the staff (or owners) hadn't arrived with bags of groceries and used the lounge bar as their entrance!!