Groynes Park is located on Johns Road, between two of Christchurch’s most up market suburbs, Styx Mill and Clearwater Golf Resort, and adjacent to one of Christchurch’s most beautiful public reserves.
Already a prime area of Christchurch, due to having suffered very little damage in the earthquakes, the north-west has become increasingly sought-after for people wanting to move to a popular and safe part of the city with a large number of amenities.
With Christchurch Airport and Northlands Mall less than 10 minutes away by car and Northwood Supa Centre only 6 minutes drive, plus easy access to the adjacent Groynes Reserve and Clearwater Golf Resort, Groynes Park is particularly well located, and significant development and investment in the north-west will ensure positive long-term demand and growth in values for residents of the community.
Close to Groynes Park you will find:
Just 6 minutes drive from Groynes Park, is a large and convenient shopping complex that provides for all your daily needs. Its’ retail outlets include Countdown and New World Supermarkets, Midas, Subway, Smiths City, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Powerstore, Number 1 Shoes, Warehouse Stationery, Lighting Direct, VTNZ, Harvey Norman, Babycity Lighting Plus, Cafes and a PostShop.
One of New Zealand's largest enclosed shopping centres, Northlands, has been servicing Christchurch for more than 40 years.
With over 112 stores Northlands Shopping Centre has all your shopping needs covered in the one convenient location. If you are after fashion, giftware, a full range of services or even a supermarket Northlands has something for everyone.
is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood. Christchurch (Harewood) Airport officially opened on 18 May 1940 and became New Zealand's first international airport on 16 December 1950. It is the second busiest airport in New Zealand after Auckland by both annual passengers and aircraft movements. Christchurch is one of only two New Zealand airports (the other being Auckland) capable of handling Boeing 777 and 747aircraft in regular service.
Due to increasing passenger numbers, in 2013 the airport completed a major terminal upgrade. The new construction's primary wing opened in 2011 and the upgrade was completed in 2013.
Named after the large concrete blocks that jut out into the Otukaikino Creek, The Groynes is a recreational area just north of central Christchurch, with the creek as its central feature. Cut off from the Waimakariri River during work in the 1930s, the creek now forms several lakes and waterways through The Groynes.
Families can enjoy the pedal powered boats which can be taken on the water, or enjoy watching model boats sailed by the local club. Trout fishing is allowed in some of the lakes, but anglers must get a permit first.
One popular feature of the park is its extensive dog park. Four legged friends are well catered for with two agility parks, a swimming area, bush walks, and an exercise area all of which can be used without a lead.
The large open picnic areas make an ideal spot for an outing with family and friends. A playground offers another chance for children to burn off some energy, while for more serious walkers and runners the five kilometre return Waimairi Walkway provides the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air. Pack a picnic and spend an afternoon in the sunshine. Coin operated barbecues available for public use make The Groynes a great place for a family gathering.
Shorter walks around the lakes are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs and for young children to walk.
Visitors can see many species of duck including the New Zealand scaup and other birds including kingfishers, swallows, and pukekos can be spotted by keen birdwatchers.
The park is open from 7.00am each day. Closing times vary according to the season so visitors should check signs at the gates for the latest closing.
Gates close: January & February: 9.00pm / March: 8.00pm then 7.00pm (daylight savings ends) / April: 6.30pm / May: 6pm / June & August 5.30pm / September: 6.00pm / October 6.30pm then 8.00pm (daylight saving begins) / November 8.30pm / December 9.00pm.
One of New Zealand’s premier Golf Courses, Clearwater has a distinctive feel about it, with breathtaking views of the South Islands Southern Alps mountain range. Water is a strong feature of the course, particularly on all four par 3s as well as the long par 4 finishing hole. This is a strategic layout with play influenced by the changing winds throughout the year.
Envisioned by John Darby with design input from Sir Bob Charles, for over 10 years Clearwater has features as a popular stop on several international professional golf tours, from the USPGA Nationwide tour to the Australasian Men’s Tour and the European Ladies Tour.
Clearwater is proud to be the current home of the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open, the latest of many prestigious championships it has hosted in recent years.
During the 2015 ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open record crowds watched World Number 1 Lydia Ko claim the title for her second time.