Christchurch, New Zealand

A gentle walk to Gibraltar Rock and and afternoon eating chocolate in Governors Bay

Our Chocolate Lovers Sharing Platter

With a small opportunity to take some relaxation days in the weekdays we decided to enjoy the amazing winter weather and take off to the Port Hills on Friday to go on a gentle walk through some beautiful New Zealand bush and up onto Gibraltar Rock. Just an 45 minute walk but with some big rewards in terms of views and one of the best places in ChCh just to sit on a big rock and look at the landscape.

Just of summit road on the way to Governors Bay

Just of summit road on the way to Governors Bay

Beautifully maintained by local volunteers.

Beautifully maintained by local volunteers.

The broom is adding some gorgeous colour to the landscape.

The broom is adding some gorgeous colour to the landscape.

Views of the Southern Alps from the top.

Views of the Southern Alps from the top.

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Awesome views

Views back over the port hills.

Views back over the port hills.

My perch

My perch

Back in the car and on our way over to Governors Bay

Back in the car and on our way over to Governors Bay

J taking some broom for us to take home

J taking some broom for us to take home

He was victorious over this very spiky but beautiful plant.

He was victorious over this very spiky but beautiful plant.

What a view for tea time at She Cafe

What a view for tea time at She Cafe

The She Cafe is in an awesome spot on Governors Bay and is known for its chocolate but it also does delicious looking lunches and breakfasts. We had the The Chocolate Journey a “Chocolate Lover’s Sharing Platter” for $27.9 promising  a journey through the evolution of chocolate with tastings from the cacao bean to the finest truffles. Including: Cacao beans, cacao butter, single origin chocolate, chocolate fondue, chocolate thins, chocolate moments, seasonal truffles and tasting notes for a true chocolate appreciation. J paired it with Chocolate Bean Husk tea and I had a pomegranate and manuka honey white tea.

Our Chocolate Lovers Sharing Platter

Our Chocolate Lovers Sharing Platter

Always good to try new things…. Brie and chocolate

Always good to try new things…. Brie and chocolate

The best bits were the fondue, which was really yummy and the chocolate thins with pumpkin seeds, sesame and sunflower seeds toasted in tamari. The 100% chocolate was too strong for me and I think its a bit of an acquired taste. I highly recommend going there on a sunny day and enjoying something new or just a bowl of chips (as they also looked amazing!).

She Universe

79 Main Rd. Governors Bay
Christchurch 8971

Open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 5pm Weekends.

http://sheuniverse.com

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