Hagley Park, Christchurch

4.7
#2 of 44 in Parks in Christchurch
A green oasis in South Island's largest city, Hagley Park boasts wide open spaces, glorious foliage, and numerous tourist attractions. Alongside its natural features of the River Avon and Victoria Lake, the park plays host to botanical gardens, a museum, and a college, making it a popular spot year-round. Sporty types can use the numerous playing fields while those seeking solitude can relax in the shade of a tree. Public events are often held here, ranging from outdoor film screenings to beer festivals. Using our world travel planner, Christchurch attractions like Hagley Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Only saw a portion of the park as it is so big and we were tired at the end of a day sightseeing. Everything very tidy and well cared for.  more »
  • Good to cycle around, if you have kids that want play equipment you’re better off going to the Margaret Mahy playground on the other side of town  more »
  • Beautiful garden, very spacious. Well maintained. Full of variety of trees/shrubs/plants/ birds/butterflies. Wonderful walks.  more »
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  • On a consistent basis there are amazing events in North Hagley Park. The parking is a little difficult if you don't know the area. If are not confident in park in small spaces I recommend you walk in from the town center or from outside the park. Most events run for at most a week and are almost always themed around something or are traveling talent. Great place.
  • Awesome venue to watch the cricket - so close to the players and much more comfortable than sitting in a stadium! Would recommend getting in early when it sells out as the line was massive. Also so nice walking around the park !
  • What a great place to walk and enjoy the Park and trees. No matter the time of year the surroundings are fantastic. The only "fly in the ointment" are those that do not understand the concept of "share the path." These are groups of people that walk and run around the park in a bulldozer fashion clearing everyone in their path out the way. Highly recommended place to visit as long as you don't mind the odd group of inconsiderates!
  • Great big open park space. Lots of different large events often happen here over summer - such as sparks, beer festival, night noodle markets. Great to just walk around in middle of CHCH and just soak up some greenery
  • Noodle Market Great. More seating was needed under the trees in the shade. A stall selling flavoured iced tea would of been very popular. Lots of yummy good choices.
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