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Tema Beach Bungalow Beach Stays

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Tema Beach Bungalow

Enjoy a refreshing beach stay at our heritage 1920's beach bungalow. North Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Fully Furnished 5 Minutes Walk from Pacific

You can now enjoy a fully furnished 3 bedroom 1920's Californian beach bungalow just 5 minutes walk from miles of wide Pacific beach fun at our Tema Beach Bungalow.

Located in the seaside suburb of North Beach, just 15 minutes drive from the Christchurch CBD and 25 minutes from Christchurch International Airport.
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Daffodils bloom in Christchurch
© Christchurch City Council


Available all year round, enjoy the four seasons:

Fall
[March-May] for the colors of the Garden City and festivals galore

Winter
[June-August] for world class ski slopes just 90 minutes drive and warm cafes, movie and arts festival

Spring
[September-November] for more festivals celebrating the local rural heritage and lifestyle [wine country is 45 minutes away]

Summer
[December-February] for lazy beachside fun, active sports, festivals and more.

Our Own Fresh Water and much more

Large character 90 year old Californian bungalow freshly redecorated with 3 bedrooms [all double rooms, with bedding supplied for 1 x double, 2 x single], large lounge, sun room, country style kitchen, bathroom with original deep iron bath tub, separate toilet, separate utility room with original washing copper, off-street parking, large grounds with fruit trees. Leadlight windows, sunny window bays.

Own artesian water bore supplies fresh clean drinking water, separately piped high pressure water supply for bathroom and utilities. Linen, crockery and flatware supplied, full cooking stove, utensils, heat pump for winter, air conditioning for summer. Washing machine. TV and radio. Wireless internet and cellphone coverage area.
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Heritage tram network covers CBD
© Christchurch City Council


  • 5 separate public bus services within 5 minutes walk
  • 5 minutes drive from Queen Elizabeth II Park [New Zealand's largest aquatic center and training facility]
  • 5 minutes drive from 3 golf courses
  • 5 minutes drive from New Brighton Shopping Center [supermarket and fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetable stores] and award winning beachside public library, fishing pier and cafe
  • 5 minutes drive to The Palms, one of the South Island's largest covered malls with supermarkets, movie theaters, banks, department and specialty stores, restaurants, pubs and cafes

Tema Beach Bungalow makes your stay in the city beachside relaxing and convenient.

3ZB Radio

Tema Beach Bungalow has been made available to the Radio Heritage Foundation to raise funds to support its radio heritage facilities.

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3ZB transmitter building today
© Radio Heritage Foundation

Just a few minutes walk away is the original transmitter building for 3ZB Christchurch, currently on the preservation and restoration agenda for the Radio Heritage Foundation as resources become available.

Enjoyed by Family Groups from UK and Norway

Tema Beach Bungalow and grounds continues to undergo restoration as funds and resources allow with non-toxic and natural products and procedures, and electric appliances are minimized to reduce electro-magnetic contamination.

No sprays have been used in the garden which is effectively an organic zone. The entire property is a smoke-free area. We have already hosted a wedding group from the UK and a large family group from Norway for an extended [4 week] stay.

Enjoy Tema Beach Bungalow in return for donation.

Stay up to 4 months*.

Donations to the Radio Heritage Foundation for use of Tema Beach Bungalow for minimum 7 day stays are payable in advance on a weekly basis as follows using creditcard via Paypal:

The Daily Rate is A$95.

Email us now to check availability and start planning your trip.

Migrating to New Zealand? Short term work contract in Christchurch? Stay up to 4 months* with us and settle into the local lifestyle. Primary school is 5 minutes walk, kindergarten is 5 minutes walk. Direct bus link to Canterbury University campus.
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Christchurch City connects the Southern Alps, Canterbury Plains and Pacific Beaches
© Christchurch City Council


We look forward to welcoming you to Tema Beach Bungalow, a refreshing beach stay at our 1920's Californian beach bungalow. You'll have a great vacation and support the Radio Heritage Foundation charity at the same time. Two great causes!

Tema Beach received some structural and cosmetic damage in the February 22 2011 earthquake and a full repair program is now scheduled for completion by the end of 2012.

* It is available for short term use only on a week by week basis and is unsuitable for children and people concerned about visible [cosmetic] wall and ceiling cracks. Water, power and sewage systems are functioning normally.

The current daily rate is $A95 [$A665 per seven days] which includes power consumption. Because repair work may need to be undertaken at short notice and require vacant possession, the weekly occupancy periods will be strictly enforced but at least 14 days notice of unavailability should be possible.

For availability, please email your proposed dates of stay to us. We will respond as soon as possible. Payment is via PAYPAL only and made in advance of each 7 days of your stay.

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Radio Heritage Foundation projects and activities connect radio, popular culture, history and heritage.

We operate as a non-profit organization where all donations and funds received go towards our costs of meeting these objectives. We are incorporated as a charitable trust in New Zealand under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 [Registration # 1473801] and we are a registered charitable entity in New Zealand in terms of the Charities Act 2005 [Registration # CC25951].

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