Sumner Travel Guide

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Sumner Things to Do

  • having a good time

    when coming from Christchurch Center, turn left into the Esplanade...lot's of fine Restaurants,lovely walk or climb up to Scarborough Hill

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  • the Beach

    do not swim here, right at the Shag Rock, the current is very strong between South Shore Spit and Sumner Beach.it looks inviting, but it is dangerous, even canoing.you need to know what you're doing

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Sumner Restaurants

  • for Dinner

    in the Heart of Sumner, something like a wee institution, upstairs-downstairs seating, lovely atmosphere, great food open for Dinner I take fresh Seafood, green Mussles,Pippi's or Spagetti Basil

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  • al fresco

    right at Sumner Beach, a big Veranda build halfway into the Beach....strictly NON-SMOKERS, even in the al fresco part. I have now and then Breakfast there.open from 8am..Dinner a la cart and also BBQ food

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Sumner Transportation

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    don't miss it

    by pepples46 Written Apr 3, 2003

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    from Central Station at Lichfield St. Christchurch, every 30min....the fare is cheap $US1.20..each way and you see quite a lot of Christchurch as well

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Sumner Local Customs

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    Houses and Norfolk Pine

    by pepples46 Written Apr 25, 2003

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    and Hills around Sumner..people built their homes..I always felt they live quite dangerously, and a couple came down too, but it looks stunning..and the million dollar view....

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Sumner Warnings and Dangers

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    Taylors Mistake

    by pepples46 Updated Dec 2, 2005

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    when boating around these area don't miss the Entrance to Lyttleton Harbour, like Captain Taylor....this is Taylors Mistake :-)looking like the passage to the Lyttleton, but its not.

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Sumner Tourist Traps

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    Cave Rock

    by pepples46 Updated Apr 25, 2003

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    is not such an good idea close to the Cave Rock....the currence is strong and the Rock have sharp corner....switch over to the Sand Beach, swim between the Flag of Surf Livesaver..you'll be right there

    Unique Suggestions: ask before you dip in the water

    Fun Alternatives: take care

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Sumner Off The Beaten Path

  • 1850

    the place where the first Settlers from England set food on New Zealand soil, the Port of Lyttleton, have a look at the linke below

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  • Evans Pass

    on an altittude of around 200m, this is the weekend bike race track for all fitness fanatic out there. walking and hiking is good, up and up, not so streneous as the bikers ride, walking circa 1 hour from Sumner start at Wakefield Av. where you can park the car. on a lovely day, its magic up there..I drove up by car:-)today has been a good...

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  • Taylor's Mistake

    driving up the Scarborough Hill, a windy, small passage 2km and you arrive in Taylor's Mistake, where you find the best Surf Beach of Christchurch. If you don't wanna surf, there is a walkway to Godley Head along the Cliffs, bring food and drink and have a good time or make it by boat around the Rock, like Captain Taylor who mistaken it as the...

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Sumner Favorites

  • Wakefield Av

    Main Town Road and pulse of Sumner. Banks, Postoffice, Library, Restaurants, Cinema 'Hollywood' with the latest Movies and the Shopping Mall all here to find I drive through Sumner when going to Lyttelton Harbour or Evan Pass...a very scenic drive.

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  • the Esplanade

    strolling along here, watching a match of Beach Volleyball having an Icecream.Breakfast or just walking the Dog

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  • the Sea

    is much warmer here, many people flock on the beaches, great Village to hang out fine food, lovely Friends living there...and good to walk the Dog too

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