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Sumner & Christchurch Attractions

Sumner Beach – Surf with Safety

Swim between the flags – and be safe and responsible around
the water at all times, as people can be in danger when
they are unaware of the rips.

Patrols daily 10.00am – 8.00pm from in January

See here for other patrols

Surf Hire – via Surf Shop or on the Esplanade mobile units

Surfboards & Wetsuit Hire

Stoked Surf & Snow 9 Wakefield Ave ph 326 7444

Learn to Surf

Scarborough Park & Playground

Opposite end of Esplanade via a 15minute leisurely stroll from Cave Rock (adjacent the pedestrian entry to BaySide Apartments) along the Esplanade to the Clocktower at the base of Scarborough Hill.

Taylors Mistake Beach – Surfing Beach just a short drive over Scarborough hill via Taylors Mistake Road.


Joes Garage – 19 Marriner St – Breakfast Lunch & Tea – you have direct
access from apartments through rear door of Joes Garage great
for all occasions or even a quick coffee break

Clink Restaurant – 29 Wakefield – Nice dining for a special occasion

Corner Bistro – Corner of Wakefield/Nayland St   Casual dinning

Beach Bar – 25 Esplanade on the beach opposite pedestrian entry
for Sit in Lunch and Dinner or for drinks.

Salt Bar – 26 Marriner – A quaint little cosy bar that also serves a great dish

03-326 4774

Headless Mexican – 43 Nayland St

03-326 6899

Walking Tracks

Captain Thomas Track – from Sumnervale Reserve to Summit Road
Port Hills 3kms – 1.5hours

The Godley Heads Walk – 3.5kms – 1.5hours short drive to
Taylors Mistake carpark

Bridle Path – From Heathcote carpark – 1.1kms – 1hr start just
below the foot of the Gondola

Zig Zag Clifton Starts on Nayland Street just off Marriner St
intersection and in two sections reaches Panorama Road.
Magnificent views of the Estuary, City and plains

More Info on Tracks:-



The Gondola offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing experience that you’ll never forget. Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula.


11 Bridle Path Road

03-384 0310


An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the changing face of the city center as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River on our authentic Edwardian punting tours.


Antigua Boat Sheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace.


Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions.


 +64 3 357 0519


Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch’s city center on board our beautifully restored heritage Trams, one of Christchurch’s leading attractions

The journey begins at Cathedral Junction and travels through Cathedral Square before passing the Avon river, Re:START Mall and High Street on our newly-opened track extension. From here the tram rejoins our tram loop and passes the Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Victoria Square and New Regent Street. There are currently 17 stops along the route.

Our Tramway Restaurant departs daily at 7:00pm from Cathedral Junction. Bookings essential.