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160 Johns Road | Belfast, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-323 7609
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Lovely rolling parkland with good fishing in lakes/ponds

Beautiful park for a dog walk or a spot of fishing. Cycle paths and possible bridle paths make this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane B
Kimberley, Australia

It was great to revisit an old favourite place, full of many good memories over the years and has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“dog park” (17 reviews)
“large lakes” (2 reviews)
“bbq areas” (2 reviews)
160 Johns Road | Belfast, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-323 7609
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful park for a dog walk or a spot of fishing. Cycle paths and possible bridle paths make this a multi use park.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to revisit an old favourite place, full of many good memories over the years and has it changed in recent times. What with the motorway and all the adjustments to accommodate it. My initial impression was that the changes were detrimental in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Groynes is a neat family place and now even more accessible with the new expressway. Great for a family outing and BBQ. It also has some great walks and a dog park.

Thank briand0c
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

As an extended family we all when to the Groynes park yesterday and found a lovely spot under a shady tree next to the flowing river. It was a hot humid day but the setting we were at was so convenient, everyone had fun. The...More

Thank Shaats
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We have a small dog and he loves the dog park. Well fenced safe environment for him. We have never had a bad experience here even when its busy.

Thank jfieldfit
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for a picnic with some friends and our young kids. BBQ areas are good but a bit disappointed that there are no rubbish bins. Lots of room for kids to play and the kids love the little playground area.

Thank Ashlynn28
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love coming here! The fishing lakes have lots of salmon and trout! The scenery is beautiful. Unfortunately the rivers that flow through are very bad quality, there is weed everywhere and they are very low (not a pleasant sight). Also some of the fishing...More

Thank xsharknzhuntfish
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Due to construction around and water quality deteriorating not such a great place to visit anymore alas

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A good place for a barbecue on a sunny day with lots of room for kids to run around as well as two small playgrounds and a lake. Can be very popular in summer so if you want to use one of their barbecues get...More

Thank Lily071
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a more wild type park close to the city. It has lakes and boats are available for hire. Quiet places to picnic (and use the free BBQs) and toilets and water on site. Plenty of sheltered areas and playgrounds with a flying fox....More

Thank Beachbuoynz
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