Pleasant Point is exactly as the name representation. A small town and a pleasant locality.
Pleasant Point is on state highway 8, and is the South Canterbury access highway to Mount Cook via Timaru.
The Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, which operates locomotives and one of only two Model T Ford railcar replicas in the world. For almost one hundred years, the Fairlie branch line railway passed through the town. It closed on 2 March 1968, and the heritage line utilises 2.5 km of track along the branch's old route.
Pleasant Point was originally one of the outstations, of the Rhodes brother's, Levels run. The town slowly grew around an accommodation house which was established there in 1864. With a population of over 1200 it is more than just a service centre for the surrounding farming area. Industries include joinery, taxidermy, honey processing, light engineering and sawmilling.
A stop-off for a coffee drink or a peruse of the museum is a must at Pleasant Point