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Generations of Cantabrians (locals) have promenaded down the Esplanade, which overlooks this idyllic stretch of ocean, ... More
Generations of Cantabrians (locals) have promenaded down the Esplanade, which overlooks this idyllic stretch of ocean, renowned for safe swimming and good surfing. Dominating this patrolled beach is Cave Rock, a protrusion of volcanic stone through which the sea has eroded a large cavern. You can walk right through the cave at low tide to an assortment of limpet-encrusted rock pools, each one a tiny, self-contained ecosystem. Beware of deep holes scoured around some rocks. Toilets and changing sheds are available. There are also plenty of cafes and stores on The Esplanade and in nearby Sumner village.
Bordered by the graceful Avon River, the Botanic Gardens truly reflects Christchurch's reputation as the garden city. It boasts the
finest single collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand, with spectacular year round displays and more than ...
Piha Beach, on the wild Tasman coast is famous for the Lion Rock vistas, black sand beaches, great surf and
deadly rips. If you venture into the water, do so only between the lifeguard flags. Changing rooms, a shop ...
The magnificent Hagley Park, where the Christchurch folk walk, jog and play, covers 161 hectares of the inner city. Almost
every sporting activity imaginable is played here, from petanque to New Zealand's national game, rugby. In summer, outdoor concerts ...