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Address: 63 Fendalton Rd | Riccarton, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
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Secret Garden!!!

A small garden that had the Avon river running through it. I loved it here!!! I think it was the cozy and quaint feeling it evoked. It was just so idyllic.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing too special about this park. Just a normal park with a nice Homestead House available for events. The rose garden wasn't too impressive. Prefer Hagley Park over Mona Vale.

Thank TheDifferentHannah
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34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A small garden that had the Avon river running through it. I loved it here!!! I think it was the cozy and quaint feeling it evoked. It was just so idyllic.

Thank Wanderlustjewel
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111 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family decided to do the punt through along the river through Mona Vale. The sun was shining through the Autumn leaves, and it was just superb. Louis, although not from this country, had boned up on his knowledge and was able to provide a commentary as we glided along the river. He was skillful managing the punt and looked... More 

Thank Karen F
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special place. Like much of Christchurch, this place represents the city council nicks commitment to play bloc places of beauty. The rose garden is lovely, and the cafe is quiet, and a very nice place for afternoon tea or a coffee.

Thank Cris R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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121 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mona Vale is gracious and pretty and calming. It's a lovely old house and garden run under the auspices of the City Council. It runs between Fendalton Road and Mona Vale Avenue, just off Riccarton Road. It's very close to Hagley Park to the west, so if you're feeling energetic you could walk from one to the other. There's quite... More 

Thank milliesmum2016
Melbourne, Australia
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446 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much lesser known especially over the Christchurch Botanic Garden, Mona Vale park is a real gem. Yes, the Avon river do flow pass the garden with million dollars garden and river view residences sitting across the opposite bank to this garden. I am in love with this small ( and little known to foreign tourists) garden instantly and wished that... More 

Thank HotEarth
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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309 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along with Hagley Gardens, Mona Vale is amazing! I love the rose gardens, all the different colors and fragrant. The lily ponds are so warm and inviting that you want to jump in but you can't and shouldn't. Walking along the canal is so relaxing on a sunny day. even on a chilly, drizzle day with umbrella you will find... More 

Thank pretblueye
Christchurch, New Zealand
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149 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wettest day in ChCh for some time, but inside was it was lovely and warm. The refurbishment looks great, the colours scheme in soft greens reflects the outdoors nicely. It was way too wet to venture into the gardens, but they were truly gorgeous. We stayed for morning tea, the food was fresh and tasted good. A lovely place... More 

Thank philippagoile
Naples, Florida, United States
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83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful house and gardens close to downtown Christchurch. Houuse is open as a restaurant. High tea is available. We didn'thave time to eat here but it looked lovely. The gardens are well kept and meander along the river. the gazebo is very unusual.

Thank Rodger T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really liked our walk through Mona Vale because you could look into the gardens of the homes on the waters edge and there truly are some spectacular houses/architectural structures being put up in Christchurch post quake!

Thank Francesca C

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