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Ferrymead Heritage Park

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Address: 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 1970
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The park is comprised of an Edwardian township, which includes buildings...

The park is comprised of an Edwardian township, which includes buildings from a church and a police house to a bakery and a railway station, as well as an exhibition area.

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Very interesting lots to see

Very interesting lots to see.we loved looking around. The kids had lots of questions for us. The train ride was pretty cool. The park was quiet and you could take your time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting lots to see.we loved looking around. The kids had lots of questions for us. The train ride was pretty cool. The park was quiet and you could take your time having a look around. Great place!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were two couple who visited in November 2016. It was not expensive to visit - being $NZ 20 for adults and seniors concession available $NZ15. The day we visted was very quiet with only a few people there. The park gives you an overview of Old NZ - back in the early days. On Sundays the park has trains... More 

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Thank George B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Ferrymead Heritage Park provides a full day of exploration, learning and entertainment. There is so much to explore and see. I highly recommended visiting on a Steam day to take a few rides on the steam train. If you're a local visitor the annual family pass is an amazing deal! - we weren't that lucky.

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Thank KarolaRS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to see what NZ might have looked like in the past then the houses, buildings, trains, trams etc here give you the chance. Be a lovely place to take a picnic in a nice day. They do special theme days as well.

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Thank OggieDee
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Really loved this place. Pity there aren't more people there in the week. It will be a real shame if this place can't keep running. I particularly enjoyed the camera collection they have as I'm into photography. Would be a great location for movie sets and photography shoots, ghost/Halloween tours, Christmas lights like the one at motat. Would love to... More 

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Thank nzgirl82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I went during the week when just the tram was running and the steam train workshops were shut yet I still found tons to see. I got talking to the volunteers who have a personal connection with the items that they are restoring - very passionate, knowledgeable and helpful. I'd previously gone on a weekend day when the boilers had... More 

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Thank Peter M
Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Being an adult an on a visit to New zealand i wouldn't suggest you to spare time for this, South Island is more than beautiful to explore.

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Thank Nins_12
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

An interesting day, a large variety of buildings and attractions to look at. + Make sure you go the 1st Sunday of the month as this is when the steam train goes (the track is pretty short but is great all the same) + They have the world's only operational steam tram, which was pretty impressive (the staff member running... More 

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Thank JohnNZ-UK
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My 2.5 year old loved it here. she is train mad so the train and tram rides made her day. The visit to the printery to make her own name stencil (with a little help) was also great fun. We saw almost everything in about 3 hours which was perfect for a toddler. We visited on Queens birthday Monday so... More 

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Thank Heathers111
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I visited Ferrymead for the first time in June, with my almost 8 year old son. He liked the model trains, playground, aircraft, fire engines, and even the historic buildings. I had a more critical eye. The place clearly needs major funding, it does not appear to have been built to any plan, and unfortunately felt deserted - as it... More 

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