New Brighton

See all New Brighton has to offer

A trip to He Puna Taimoana wouldn’t be complete without checking out  the rest of New Brighton. Swim in the ocean, play at the playground, explore the market and more.


New Brighton Pier

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Take a walk over the water along the iconic New Brighton Pier. The pier suffered damage in the Canterbury earthquakes and underwent an $8.5 million repair programme, completed in June 2018.

The 300 metre long pier is a popular local fishing spot and home to the annual fireworks display in November.

New Brighton Beachside Playground

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The New Brighton Beachside Playground has been praised as one of Christchurch’s top playground destinations. The playground has been recently remodeled to include a mix of exciting play equipment including; a rope climbing frame, water cannons, musical toys and a waka that children can climb and play inside.

The new wheelchair accessible splash pad play area and the iconic whale pool is sure to capture the attention and hearts of children and parents alike. Nestled beside the Pier, Public Library, basketball half court and He Puna Taimoana, the Playground is the perfect way to start or finish a family day out.

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