Grasmere Lodge

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

State Highway 73, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
Grasmere Lodge
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 591% more than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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by freyas_dad

can anyone be honest about this one; i have looked up met statistics for christchurch and, to be quite honest, have been disappointed with the summer temperatures. bex, who lives there, and is trying to entice me to join her, says that summers are lovely and really warm, and that there is little rainfall throughout the year. what i would like to know is whether i should believe her, comments please are welcome!!

RE: brrrr....

by allikat

All of NZ can be subject to changeable weather. But Christchurch in the summer is lovely. Unless you get one of those pesky hot and dry Nor'Westers. I would say come and take a look, unless what you really want is tropical weather. Honestly, it knocks the British summer into the proverbial cocked hat.

RE: RE: brrrr....

by freyas_dad

she often mentions nor westers, and some clouds as well-arches or something.
well i suppose i always thought it was hot in nz, probably cos as i child you think of it as being more or less australia. i remember a few years ago, talking to a girl from auckland. i asked her if anyone had actually swum from nz to oz-is it the bass channel?-anyway she laughed and laughed, i must admit i didnt believe her when she said it was about 1000 miles or more, oh ignorant bliss!

RE: RE: brrrr....

by allikat

Yeah, an uncle of mine thought I could nip across the Tasman Sea to Aus on a 15 minute ferry. Its about a 4 hour flight - or more, depending on where you are going of course. Aus is BIG.

The NorWester is a hot dry wind. A pain in the butt. The arch you mention is quite cool when you see it, the way the edge of the cloud forms.

I lived in Christchurch for 3 months, from Jan - March. Good weather the whole time, bare feet, T shirts sunburn and stuff. But like I said, changeable. They generally get higher summer temps than Auckland, even though its further North, but Auckland feels hotter on account of the humidity. Chch gets much colder in the winter though.

RE: RE: brrrr....

by allikat

If you want the best weather, February is generally considered to give the best of the summer. Depends on where you go and what you want. Take recorded temps as a general guide - but as I was just telling my parents that when they come here to Auckland in Jan, the temps will be unlikely to climb above 27/28 degrees, but that it will feel waaaaaay hotter than they are used to coming from the UK.

RE: RE: brrrr....

by allikat

I certainly am :-)

RE: RE: brrrr....

by freyas_dad

and be honest you kiwis, what is new brighton REALLY like?

RE: RE: brrrr....

by allikat

Nothing like the old one (well, there is a beach).

RE: RE: brrrr....

by freyas_dad

there is actually a new brighton here, its part of liverpool, i bet the kiwi one isnt as bad as this one.

and for any kiwis, i just love "motorway patrol", we get it on a freeview chanel here, not sure where its filmed (auckland or wellington), wherever its great to see a fly on the wall cop show where nothing happens;our shows all too often portray the violence that is endemic in our society.

RE: RE: brrrr....

by allikat

Motorway Patrol - I think its fiilmed around Aucklands shocking motorway system, notably the Southern (some days, the traffic actually moves!).

RE: RE: brrrr....

by freyas_dad

yes, thats it, the southern highway, great stuff.
nice to see another country where the police arent yet routinely armed too.

Travel Tips for Christchurch

Gothic arches and green lawns.

by worldkiwi

The Art Centre, which was once the University of Canterbury, is a wonderful place to savour the architectural heritage of Christchurch. I think the correct term for the style of architecture here is Gothic Revival. The archways and green lawns of the intimate quads are beautiful. If you are walking down Worcester Ave, just wander into the Art Centre and have a look around. Even if you don't want to look in the little arts and crafts shops that fill the buildings now, the architecture is worthy of a visit.

Jade Stadium

by kiwigal_1

Jade Stadium is home to the Canterbury Crusaders, in Christchurch. The Stadium is sponsored by JADE Software Corporation who are a New Zealand software company based in Christchurch.

The Canterbury Crusaders are the team that wear red and black and are a very successful team in the Super 12 rugby competition.

Mount Cook National Park

by victorwkf

It is possible to visit Mount Cook National Park within 1 day, with impressive views of Mount Cook (highest mountain in New Zealand) and other snow-capped mountains. You can try the helicopter ride which is simply amazing. If you have more time, do stay at the Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook National Park which will give you more time to do some simple hiking and enjoy the natural beauty of this place.

Late Night Party

by travelteacher about Sticky Fingers

This place was absolutely fabulous both nights I hung out there! The first time I was there on a weekend, and it was packed with all sorts of locals and tourists. The second time it was a week night, and although it was much more mellow, the vibe was still good.

The wait staff was VERY attentive at the bar; and although I never actually ate there, the presentation of the food going to the tables was nice. I don't think so.

Sunshine Shuttle to the places YOU want to visit

by Kakapo2

The Sunshine Shuttle buses are "only" vans and very flexible. They transport you to the attractions that are neither on the public bus routes nor serviced by the Black Bus (Shuttle to Christchurch's Best Attractions), for example Orana Wildlife Park near the airport.

As we live here we do not need this service but I have often seen the vans on the Summit Road, the passengers enjoying the views over Lyttelton Harbour and the Canterbury Plains - so views for which you normally have to walk/tramp for hours or need a car.

The shuttle picks up and drops off on request.

They operate from Cathedral Square, corner Worcester Street.

They are easily recognisable, the words "City Attractions" in red on yellow, and under this in smaller print "The Sunshine Shuttle".


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