Our sunny cabin in Church Bay is just 35 minutes drive from Christchurch, with plenty of outdoor adventures to be had here. We are close to beaches, mountains, a canyon and a country park. We would suggest at least a 2- or 3-night stay, with a suggested itinerary of Day One: Orton Bradley park or a local beach (little known to tourists!), Day Two: walking up Mt Herbert or a boat trip to Quail Island, Day Three: exploring the pretty village of Diamond Harbour or checking out the quirky town of Lyttelton.
The cabin is fully self-contained, in a studio-room layout. It includes a kitchenette and a small bathroom. There is a deck to admire the views. We live in a house on the adjoining section, so we are available when needed.
Church Bay (and the neighbouring Diamond Harbour) are quiet semi-rural communities. There are 2 cafes (The Dark Star - open daily 10am till 4pm, Thurs and Fri open 10am - 10pm and Preserved open daily 9am to 6pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat open 9am to late). There is a small supermarket "On the Spot" at the bottom of our road (open daily 8am to 7pm). Orton Bradley Park (5km away) offers extensive walking and biking tracks and a lovely cafe (open Wednesdays to Sundays - summer only).
We are well-located for multi-day walks on the Banks Peninsula, including the Packhorse Hut and the Rod Donald Hut. Why not stay a night with us at either end of some tramping (leaving your big luggage securely with us); we can pick up and drop you off by pre-arrangement. We are also ideally situated for walking up Mount Herbert, the largest mountain on the Banks Peninsula. This walk takes approx. 6 hours round-trip. There are also local, shorter walks, including the cliff track walk, which offers spectacular views. There are at least 2 beaches within walking distance.
The passenger ferry from Diamond Harbour to Lyttelton is 3km away (30 mins walk) and the journey takes 8 minutes. There is a direct bus route from Lyttelton into Christchurch city centre.
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