PLEASANT POINT

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.

Pleasant Point services a rural community but its key tourist attraction is the re-built railway engine and track that is now a well know museum attraction.

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.

The Pleasant Point War Memorial is located just off the main road.

The Pleasant Point Hotel has great presence in the town.

Pleasant Point is represented with the main church denominations.

And, the coffee shop is one of the best presented in New Zealand.

A stop-off for a coffee drink or a peruse of the museum is a must at Pleasant Point

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course