Our local expert guide to the best parks in Christchurch to visit.
Centrally located in Auckland's Central Business District, Victoria Park is a large flat park that hosts various sporting teams including rugby union, rugby league, football and is also home to Grafton United Cricket Club. The park includes a cafe, several sculptures and is adjacent to a collection of shops and bars that make up Victoria Market. Victoria Park is a chance to escape from... More info
Hagley Park is a large expansive park centrally located in Christchurch that covers an area of 407 acres (165 hectares) and is at the heart of Christchurch life. The park was created in 1855 by the Provincial Government. The park includes a 12 hole golf course, netball courts, football and rugby pitches. Hagley Park is divided into North and South parks split by Riccarton Avenue. The park is... More info
Halswell Quarry, just a few kilometres from central Christchurch, is a perfect spot to stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air. The quarry covers just over 60 hectares divided into a number of walks, landscaped gardens, and historic sites. A major feature of the quarry is the six sister gardens that represent the six cities with which Christchurch is linked. Each is planted with nat... More info
Just five minutes from Christchurch city centre, Mona Vale is a haven of peace and an ideal spot to take a breather from a hectic holiday. The Mona Vale gardens cover five and a half hectares and slope gently down to the Avon River that flows through the city. With beautifully manicured lawns and exquisite flower beds, the gardens will delight keen gardeners and those simply looking for somewhe... More info
Named after the large concrete blocks that jut out into the Otukaikino Creek, The Groynes is a recreational area just north of central Christchurch, with the creek as its central feature. Cut off from the Waimakariri River during work in the 1930s, the creek now forms several lakes and waterways through The Groynes. Families can enjoy the pedal powered boats which can be taken on the water, or ... More info