Located northeast of the city alongside green belt areas and heading towards the coastal suburb of North New Brighton and Waimairi Beach. Popular with golfers and outdoor sports enthusiasts who make the most of the mountain biking and running tracks through Bottle Lake Forest Park, as well as easy access to Waimairi Beach for walking, swimming and surfing.
Location: North East Christchurch.
Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): 6km
Buses: Metrostar, routes 60 (Brighton via Parklands, 70 (Queenspark), 83 (Burwood
Amenities: Recreation – Travis Wetlands, Horseshoe Lake Reserve, Bottle Lake Forest Park (a 31 acre recreation forested area), Burwood Park, Clare Park, Donnell Park, Titirangi Reserve, Brooker Reserve, QEII Park Recreation Centre and , Golf course/driving range, Shirley Golf Course, Avondale Golf Course, Ascot Golf Course
Schools & Institutions: Burwood Primary, Windsor Primary, Mairehau High School, Burwood Hospital, Shirley Boys High School, Avonside Girls High School
Cafes and Restaurants: Mina’s Pizzeria, Cafe Atua, The Garden Restaurant, Coyotes Cafe, Cocopellis Gourmet Pizza, Coffee Culture, Robert Harris Cafe, Cafe Calypso, BBs Cafe (Homebase), Marshlands Garden Centre and Cafe, Va Voom Cafe, Beach Cafe.
Shopping: New Brighton Road Shops, Burwood Road Shops, The Palms Mall, Homebase shopping centre Marshlands Rd, Housing type: Mostly residential and the suburb is concentrated around Burwood Hospital. Free-standing houses and units, mostly dating from the mid 20th century to new. There are a number of new subdivisions in the area including Tamara Park.
Neighbouring Suburbs: Avondale, Shirley, Parklands, North Brighton, Dallington, Marshlands