Park Compendium

WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH

 

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at North South Holiday Park, Christchchurch.  Whether you are here on holiday, business or other reasons, we hope your stay will be as enjoyable as possible.

North South Holiday Park is a family owned and operated business.  Dan & Emily Fraser, your hosts, have owned and operated the park since 2017, purchasing the Park from Steve & Julie Fraser who have over 30 years experience in the Holiday Park Industry. It is our priority to ensure your stay here meets or exceeds your expectations and with this in mind we are assisted by a team of professional and helpful staff.  Jazz & Ellise -  our office superstars, work hard to ensure that your stay here meets our high standards. It is important to us that if at any time during the course of your stay your expectations are not met, you let us know whilst you are here, so that we can immediately address this for you.

We value your feedback. To continue improving our service to you we appreciate it if you leave us a review which you will receive after you have departed.

We aim to provide cheerful service, helpful information, and a clean and pleasant environment in which to stay.  We wish you safe travels for the rest of your journey, and hope you will return again to stay with us.

Best regards,

Dan & Emily Fraser

Owners/Operators

 

The emergency number for Police/Ambulance/Fire Brigade is 111

 

 

OFFICE HOURS 

Summer (October - April): 8:30am – 6.30pm
Winter (May - September): 9.00am – 5.30pm

 

 

AFTERHOURS   

Please press the afterhours buzzer next to the office door.

 

KEYS   

You will have received a key to your room from reception at check in. Please remember to look after this key so that it is not lost. If you are locked out of your room, please speak to the staff at reception during office hours, or for afterhours, press the buzzer and our on Call Manager will assist you. Lost keys will incur a $20 replacement charge.

 

The WiFi connection is: North South Guest

CONNECTION ISSUES – Please see one of our friendly reception team or alterntively please call HQ Wifi on 0800 479 434.

 

  SWIMMING POOL     

Summer 8:00am – 9:00pm

Please abide by the rules at all times. Also note that our Pool is naturally heated, we would class the temperature as 'FRESH'.

 

GAMES ROOM & TV ROOM  

The games room is situated next to the Swimming Pool and Playground. Please respect all the equipment in these rooms.

 

NEWSPAPERS

The local morning NZ newspaper ‘The Press’ is available to purchase at Z Energy Petrol Station next door.

 

FREE STORAGE OF VALUABLES Facilities are available at reception for small valuables ie; wallets and passports. Please enquire at reception.

FREE LUGGAGE/BIKE STORAGE Short-term storage is available, please enquire at reception.

 

CAR STORAGE

 is available on site at one of the most competitive prices in Christchurch at a cost of $5.00 per day. Please enquire at reception.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT 

The closest bus stop is appoximately a 15-20 minute walk from the Park or the best option is using UBER. Taxis are also available and can be ordered from reception.

    

 

SECURITY

Please ensure your vehicles and doors are locked and windows and doors of your unit/cabin are secure at night and any time it is unoccupied. There is CCTV throughout the park and although we aim to provide safe and family friendly accommodation, unfortunately not everyone is honest. We are unable to take responsibility for thefts to unattended property but do our best to assist if anything does goes missing.

 

 

NOISE 

We ask that all guests are quiet between the hours of 10:30pm & 7:00am with the consideration of other guests.

 

LINEN

All our rooms include full linen (except for our Bunkhouses) and are serviced on the 3rd day of your stay and then every 2nd day after. If you require anything changed or cleaned in your room please let our reception know who will notify the cleaning team.

 

TELEVISION 

Freeview Channels are available in all rooms with TV's and we have Television in both of our Communal Kitchens. There is also a small TV room located within the games rooms area.

 

HEATPUMP

Please do not fiddle with the Heatpump settings in your rooms. If for any reason the Heatpump is not working please contact reception of press the after hours buzzer.

 

COOKTOPS

Available in some rooms. If you have any problems please contact one of our friendly staff. Instructions should be next to each Cooktop on how to operate. Both our Communal Kitchens have two standard Ovens and also a Gas Stove Top.

 

REFRIGERATORS 

Fridge/freezers are available for guests to use in the Communal Kitchens. Please do not alter the temperature settings. Please bag, name and date your food. The fridges are cleaned by our cleaning staff every Monday.

 

RUBBISH & RECYCLING 

We actively promote recycling and have bins for plastic, glass and cans. Please dispose of your rubbish responsibly. We kindly ask that all guests dispose of their waste in the appropriate bins as this will make our job alot easier when taking to the Dump.

Small Green Bins
Glass Recycling

Large Yellow Bins
Cardboard, Glass & Plastic (refer to lids for further details)

Large Red Bins
General Waste

 

LAUNDRY 

There are two laundries available at the park for guest use. Coins are available from reception.

     Cold wash - $3.00    Warm wash - $4.00   
Dryer - $1.00 = 13 minutes

 

BBQs

A BBQ area is available next to the kitchen at Block 1. There are a selection of undercover picnic tables to choose from and two BBQs available for free use.

 

PLAYGROUND

We have a large playground on site with a wide range of activities and lawn games including swings, a slide, climbing frame, rocking horse, giant Connect4 and other lawn games available at reception to hire. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE SUPERVISED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT AT ALL TIMES.

 

PEDAL BIKE AND BICYCLE HIRE

For hire from reception - Pedal Bikes - $7 for 1/2 hour $10 for 1 hour Hire

Bicycles - $20 for 1/2 day or $30 Full Day Hire

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

We ask all guests to be resposible for their own wellbeing during their stay. Safety Procedures are on the walls in each cabin and communal facility.We kindly ask that if you see anything that could be a risk to you or other guests to alert Staff immediately.

 

COVID-19

We are currently are Alert Level 1. We ask that all guests continue to wash their hands regularly - Hand Sanitiser is readily available throughout the Park. We also ask that everyone signs in on arrival using the COVID Tracing App.

 

GROCERIES

We have a number of Supermarkets within a 5 minute drive from our Holiday Park. 

New World Bishopdale Mall
Cnr Farrington Avenue &, Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053

Countdown Spitfire Square
530/546A Memorial Avenue, Harewood, Christchurch 8053

Pak n Save Northlands Mall
Northlands Shopping Centre Main North Road, Northcote, Christchurch 8053

 

DINING OUT

We are big foodies and we thought you might like to try some of our favourite places to dine. But if you would prefer to stay and relax there is the option of UBER Eats which is available in our area.

FISH & CHIPS

Ta Fish & Chips

 2 Trafford Street, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
Phone 03-359 5792

 

 

 

HAREWOOD TAVERN

Just a short 5 minute drive with really reasonably priced food and relaxed atmosphere. Also has a TAB attached.

THE HAREWOOD TAVERN WEBSITE

 

 

 

SPITFIRE SQUARE

Located just a few minutes from Christchurch Airport. There is a large range of options available to suit all tastes, including a large Countdown Supermarket.

SPITFIRE SQUARE WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

OGB (Multi Award Winning Bar & Restaurant)

A speakeasy style Bar housed in the historic Old Government Buildings. Just down the hall you will find Parlour & Woodwards Barber Shop. Old fashion service, carefully crafted food & drinks and live music. Open every day, 6.30am - 1am.

OGB WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

Smokey T's (Multi Award Winning Street Food Relaxed Dining)

You can't get more delicious 'low and slow' cooked meats. The pork belly burger is out of this world! Smokey T's is open between Thursday and Saturday at 314 Cashel St, from 11am till late. No bookings, no reservations, first come, first serve. 

SMOKEY T's WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

Little High Eatery

Little High Eatery is Christchurch's newest and most unique space to eat out. It's filled with 8 pop-ups from burgers to dumplings, to Mexican, Thai and sushi. 255 St.Asaph st. Christchurch central, free, unlimited wifi available, no bookings/ walk ins only fully licensed / no byo

LITTLE HIGH WEBSITE

 

 

 

Spice Paragon 

A regular of ours, this has exceptional Thai-fusion dishes at a reasonable price. We love this place! Spice Paragons Thai cuisine is fused with the boldness of modern cooking to produce an array of dishes that will seduce and surprise the palate. Not only that. The perfect place for couples, families and large groups.

SPICE PARAGON WEBSITE

 

 

 

MONSTER CHICKEN 

If you have ever tried Japanese kara-age (JFC- Japanese fried chicken) and loved it then look no further, this place is dedicated to it! House marinated, hand battered, cooked to order kara-age with different flavours and sauce options. Not good for the waistline but seriously addictive.

MONSTER CHICKEN WEBSITE

 

 

 

WINNEBAGOES 

Gourmet 'Kiwi' pizza at three locations in Christchurch - central, Ferrymead and Rangiora. Great family restaurant.

WINNIEBAGOES WEBSITECLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

CHILLINGWORTH ROAD

One of our all time favourites if you are into relaxed fine dining. A trip to Christchurch is not complete without trying one of their degustation menus with accompanying wines

CHILLINGWORTH ROAD WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

5th STREET

Winner of the Best Restuarant in Christchurch for 2020 - the sharing options are fansastic whether you are dining as a couple or a large group or family.

5th STREET WEBSITE

 

 

THINGS TO DO IN CHRISTCHURCH

Although Christchurch is often used as the start or end point for people’s journeys, there’s actually a tonne of stuff to do here! These are some of our favourite things to do in our great city…

 

 

Port Hills 

Some of our favourite walking tracks are up in the Port Hills which is generally no more than a 20minute drive from wherever you are staying in Christchurch. You get a beautiful view of Christchurch across to the Southern Alps on one side and then views of the Harbour on the other.

ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/explore-parks/port-hills or www.christchurchnz.com/walk-canterbury/christchurch-short-walks/port-hills-walks/

 

 

 

Bottle Lake Forest 

Em's favourite spot in Christchurch! Buster loves it too! This extensive pine plantation runs alongside the coast in the north-east of the city and offers a myriad of tracks for mountain-biking, horse-riding, and walking.

ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/explore-parks/plains-and-wetlands/bottle-lake-forest-park/ 

 

 

 

Botanic Gardens 

The Gardens sprawl over an area of 21 hectares and lie adjacent to the loop of the Avon River next to Hagley Park. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens have a variety of collection of exotic and local plants of New Zealand.

www.gardenstovisit.co.nz/public-gardens/christchurch-botanic-gardens.aspx 

 

 

 

Arts Centre 

Located in the heart of Christchurch, and open seven days, the Arts Centre takes up an entire city block and is filled with exhibitions, markets and boutique shops. Rollickin' Gelato is a favourite!

www.artscentre.org.nz/what-is-here/visiting-us/ 

 

 

 

Antarctic Centre 

You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D, plus heaps more! You can often get cheap tickets on bookme.

www.bookme.co.nz or www.iceberg.co.nz

 

 

 

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 

If you haven't seen a Kiwi yet, this is your chance! Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park and nature reserve in Christchurch and is lots of fun for the family. Let us know if you plan to go and we can give you discounted tickets.

willowbank.co.nz 

 

 

Orana Wildlife Park

New Zealand's only open-range zoo, sitting on 80 hectares of land, located on the outskirts of Christchurch. Home to New Zealand's only Gorilla, Lions, Giraffe and much much more. Fun for the whole family

oranawildlifepark.co.nz

 

 

 

Margaret Mahy Playground

This is the largest playground in the Southern Hemisphere so there has to be something for everyone! There’s lots of different equipment for all age groups – sliding, swinging, balancing, climbing, jumping – your kids will only be limited by their imaginations.

kidsonboard.co.nz/activity_dw/margaret-mahy-family-playground

 

 

 

Cardboard Cathedral 

ChristChurch Cathedral is slightly different. The original Cathedral was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011. It is the world’s only cathedral made substantially of cardboard.

cardboardcathedral.org.nz 

 

 

 

 

Christchurch Cathedral 

ChristChurch Cathedral is the focal point of Cathedral Square in the heart of Christchurch. The Cathedral was badly damaged by the earthquake of 22 February 2011.

 

 

 

Hagley Park

Hagley Park is the third largest city based park in the world.

ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/explore-parks/hagley-park-and-gardens/ 

 

DAY TRIPS FROM CHRISTCHURCH

When we aren’t busy working, we try to get out of Christchurch when we can and explore the beautiful surroundings. Here are a few of our favourite day trips. If any of these tickle your fancy, speak to reception to get brochures or some suggestions for accommodation if you want to make it the next stop on your journey.

 

 

Akaroa - 1 hour 20 minutes drive

Wander the charming village of Akaroa, the only French settlement established in New Zealand. Start with a scenic drive through the magnificent Banks Peninsula where you’re treated to summit views of Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps and then swim with the world’s smallest and rarest Hector dolphins or opt for a harbour cruise.

 

 

 

Hanmer Springs - 1 hour 55 minutes drive

Located in the Canterbury region to the north of Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is home to natural thermal pools, impressive mountain landscapes and its all-round relaxing atmosphere. A thermal wonderland, Hanmer Springs is the perfect combination of beautiful scenery and relaxation.

 

 

 

Waipara Wine Region - 55 minutes drive

A premier wine region in New Zealand; home to over 80 wineries and 4 wine restaurants; including Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills, Torlesse Wines and Waipara Springs, home to some of the tastiest Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay grapes.

 

 

 

Kaikoura - 2 hours 40 minutes drive

Drive out of Christchurch through the rural region of North Canterbury, before you arrive at Kaikoura, the place where the mountains meet the sea. Kaikoura is known for its wide variety of marine mammals, and if you do a whale watch tour you will hopefully see some giant sperm whales, playful dusky dolphins and fur seals.

 

THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US AND HAVE A GREAT STAY!!