Christchurch, New Zealand – December 2000

Summer’s Here!
Hi fellow travellers! It’s been awhile since I’ve last written. I would have done last month if my husband and I had not been moving house. Don’t you just hate packing everything up and then unpacking everything once you’ve settled in?

Anyway summer’s here and Christmas is getting close. We have exactly three weeks till Santa arrives in town to deliver all those gifts to every little boy and girl!

Here’s a great summer thing for you to do….

Pioneer Leisure Centre
So you like swimming, eh? I hope so because this place is a great place for you, with or without children! There’s so much cool stuff to do as well as fabulous swimming. What more could you ask for?

The Pools
The Leisure pool is a fun recreational pool for all ages and a great place for families while the five lane 25 metre Activity Pool is available for lane swimming (serious or fun), aquacise, and learn-to-swim programmes.

  • Leisure Pool (Depth 0-1 metre)
    Indoor waves
    Fun water bikes
    Raindrop fountain
    Swirl pool
    Bubble pool
    Lazy River channel

  • Activity Pool

    (25 metre with a graduated 1.1 to 1.5 metres)
    5 lanes

  • Other stuff
    Steam room
    Sauna room
    Early Learning Centre (for the children)
    Fitness Centre
    Shops and heaps more!

    Check out the website for pricing details on swimming, aerobics, fitness centre, squash courts, sunbeds and centre services.

    Opening Hours

    Monday – Friday, 6am – 10pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 8pm


    75 Lyttelton St, Spreydon,

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Phone: *64 03 372 2851

    Fax: *64 03 337 6729

    Website: for more information.

    Useful Links

    Canterbury Tourism

    Kiwi Experience

    AA Guides

    Gateway to NZ


    Tuscana – luxury suites

    Stonehurst Apartments – dorms to self contained units

    Want to have a good chat about Christchurch?
    My ICQ is: 12163770 or
    email me: