Bishopdale is a family oriented suburb located towards the north west side of the city, well located for a choice of schools and recreation areas. It is convenient for anyone using the airport regularly, or wanting rapid access to routes north of Christchurch. The suburb largely centres on Bishopdale Mall, which is a large collection of retail outlets, including a Post Office and other community amenities.
Location: Outer north-west Christchurch. Close to Christchurch International Airport & Orana Wildlife Park.
Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): 6km
Buses: Routes 10 (Harewood), 14 (Nunweek), 15 (Bishopdale), Orbiter.
Amenities: Recreation – Bishopdale Park, Grant Armstrong Park, Farrington Reserve, Armitage Reserve, Stretton Reserve, Highstead Park, Bishopdale Library, Russley Golf Course, Bishopdale YMCA; Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
Schools & Institutions: Cotswold Primary, Bishopdale Primary, Isleworth Primary, Emmanuel Christian School, Breens Road Intermediate, Casebrook Intermediate, Papanui High, Burnside High. All have generous areas of landscaped playing grounds.
Shopping: Bishopdale Mall, Bishopdale Court
Cafes and Restaurants: Sub Zero Espresso; Hell Pizza; Reality Bites Cafe; Abalone Thai; Farrington Tavern; Tattlers Cafe; Peppers Clearwater Resort; Sweethearts at Berryfields, Sequoia 88, Rosebank Winery Restaurant
Housing Type: Bishopdale is a middle class suburb with a wide range of people living in the area. Most houses were built in the 1960’s and are either brick or wood, single level designs, alongside modern units and townhouses.
Neighbouring Suburbs: Harewood, Burnside, Bryndwr, Papanui, Northcote, Casebrook, Redwood