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Ferrymead Heritage Park

Ferrymead Heritage Park

The Ferrymead Heritage Park is near where New Zealand's first public steam railway terminated, at a wharf on the Heathcote River, close to the Estuary. Goods were shipped in and out of Christchurch via this wharf. Appropriately, the Ferrymead Heritage Park has a vintage railway line running through it down to where the 1863 railway line finished.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - The Port Hills', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015