sitting in the tranquil Library looking over the ever changing sky, the blue or greenish waters of the Pacific Ocean, a morning stroll, couple of dog lovers like myself, or just being alone with seagulls.....some do Tai-Chi, some use the Beach as a morning jogg, whatever or however you like it, this place is good for the soul and you realy have the freedom of beach!!
and when you have enough of that...you can read the local Newspapers as well as international, after that you can pick up your emails or surf the net..cost : 1h/NZ$ 1.50..around US 1.25
ca 100m from the Beach, these Palm's have a tough life with the easterlies, the salty air and cold, but so far they made it and getting stronger.enhancing the walk through the Mall of New Brighton...this Shopping Area is the oldest in the City, when I arrived in the 80's, shopping was a bit of an adventure over the weekend, everything was closed, except New Brighton. nowa days the Mall has been revamped, one way street, parking space...for free.
The Sling Shot is the World's fastest thrill ride at 50 m in 1 sec at 160 kph.
The cost is NZ$40 per ride and the video cost NZ$20 and T-Shirt cost NZ$25.
You could also opt for slow scenic ride NZ$6 and bungee trampoline NZ$7.
The New Brighton Clock Tower is built on reserve in Marine Parade on foreshore opposite the end of Seaview Road.
The Clock tower has four clock faces and was donated by R E Green. Foundation stone laid on 14 December 1934 by Mayoress of New Brighton.
The New Brighton Clock Tower is as icon and a great landmark for friends to meet up.
The New Brighton Library, Te Whare Pukapuka o Te Karoro Inutai, is situated right on the beach. You could get a stunning view of th ocean from the library.
You could browse thru the books in the library's 'living rooms', plug into a listening post and enjoy a range of music, or surf the net, send email and check the library catalogue.
The original New Brighton Pier was built in 1894 and stood on the same site as the present pier till 1964.
On 1 November 1997 the new pier was officially opened. The Pier and Foreshore Society raised almost $2 million from the community which was matched by a further $2 million from the Christchurch City Council.
The New Brighton Pier is a very windy place and there were strong gust of wind while we were there.
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