We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 63 Fendalton Rd | Riccarton, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-348 9660
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 49.68*
and up
Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus
More Info
US$ 212.40*
and up
Christchurch Super Saver: Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour plus Lord of the...
More Info
US$ 50.40*
and up
Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Magic Memories

We stumbled across Mona Vale while staying in Christchurch for our last night before leaving NZ, after 16 days touring the magnificent scenery of the South Island. A stroll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Carey W
,
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 89: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stumbled across Mona Vale while staying in Christchurch for our last night before leaving NZ, after 16 days touring the magnificent scenery of the South Island. A stroll before dinner found us in the enchanting gardens, so having all day the next day before our flight we returned to spend a few hours soaking up the history and calm... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carey W
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mona Vale has just reopened recently and is just lovely, the gardens, the rose garden, just walking around the river from Fendalton Rd. Go into the Homestead where the Cafe is, even just for a look and a nosy around its beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank rayjenk
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for afternoon tea and a stroll in the gardens on a fine Saturday afternoon. The afternoon tea was excellent and the gardens beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank 593mandy
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place for lunch a walk around the gardens before or after is a must. Lunch was a great selection and the surroundings just beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank Sue C
Faversham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
186 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through here as part of a bus trip. It's a small, but beautiful setting and the walk along the side of the stream (river?) is quite glorious.

Helpful?
Thank KerryKC
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wonderful gardens within the city boundary with park like walks .... a definite starter for those wanting to see a piece of our history and a walk among the flowers and trees ... the river meanders thru. Ducks will come and meet you looking for snacks .... The old house that was on site (gifted to the City as were... More 

Helpful?
Thank cruzee2017
Rangiora, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a wonderful place great to see it back to its former glory. Excellent menu wonderful food freshly prepared. Excellent range of teas. Then afterwards a lovely walk around the beautifully maintained gardens

Helpful?
Thank deecassels
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

So delighted to see this Historic Building fully restores and serving wonderful food.With Six of my friends we lunched and were so impressed one of our party has owned a wonderful restaurant and he went to personally complement the chef.

Helpful?
Thank Julia G
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
432 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Visited this garden as part of a tour round the city environments. We entered through the gates with the stream and feeding ducks drifting by. The flowers were in full bloom giving off a wonderful scent. We did not stay long unfortunately as it was a tranquil place with a cafe on site.

Helpful?
Thank 585Rodney585
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We only went here because we attended a wedding and thought we would familiarise ourselves with the venue, otherwise would not have realised what a total gem this place is. Beautiful gardens to walk around with many features all in a compact area so as not to be overwhelming. Had a coffee at the Homestead and sat outside next to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lee M

Travellers who viewed Mona Vale also viewed

Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Christchurch, Canterbury Region
 
Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Christchurch, Canterbury Region
 

Been to Mona Vale? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mona Vale staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?