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Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Mona Vale Gardens & Homestead

Updated 02/26/2014

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Come to stroll through the grounds along the Avon River, wandering under the trees and through the well-tended perennial gardens. The earthquakes dealt severely to Mona Vale, one of Christchurch's great historic homesteads, and it's been undergoing extensive repair work, with only its grounds kept open to the public. Built in 1899, the house and 13½-acre gardens were almost lost to the city in the 1960s when the estate was in danger of being subdivided. A public campaign

saw the homestead "sold" to individual Christchurch residents for $10 per square foot. Catch a number 9 bus from the city.

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Sight Information

Address:

63 Fendalton Rd., Christchurch, 8014, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-348–9660

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Grounds: gates open 24 hrs to pedestrians; vehicle access daily 7am to 1 hr after dusk.
  • Restaurant and house closed till further notice.

Updated 02/26/2014

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