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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Sublocality
“This beach suburb has a thriving food scene and a wide swath of beach, many hill walks and great views. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Godley Head, known to Māori as Awaroa! Beautiful Scenic views, if you love walking trails that are nicely complemented by the area’s marine wildlife.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“This is a restaurant and bar and has a nice fireplace inside and a great wine selection.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cinema
“Amazing, locally owned and x3 movie theatres. Serve wine and beer to enjoy during the movie”
  • 15 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“One of the most picturesque beaches in Christchurch. Walk past cute 1950's holiday homes and out to Godley Heads. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Iconic Indian Sumner has been serving terrific indian cuisine in Sumner for over 20 years. Unbeatable. Avail for dining in or take away. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Taylors Mistake - Godley Head walk: 3 hrs return. The walkway passes historic military buildings, with spectacular views of the city, New Brighton Beach and on a clear day the Southern Alps. Make sure you keep your eyes out to sea and on the rocks below - you may spot a seal, dolphin or even a whale.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Good (smallish) local supermarket. 5 min drive. Open till 8pm 7 days a week. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great dinner spot serving burgers, pizza, and salads. Perfect place to catch the All Blacks game! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Perfect place to stay for the day, beach front view, nice night live music and great rang of drinks.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This a Vietnamese and IndoChina restaurant. Reasonable prices and quick service. Have a walk on the beach after or movies at the iconic Boutique Hollywood Theatre.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Excellent Food and Service, good selection of wines, a little more expensive, but food of very high standard.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Good cakes and coffee that have a professional chef in to do their lunches. Well worth it if you are after a tasty lunch on the run.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Quiet local spot. Coffee and wine bar. Great deals on pizza and movies Tuesday nights. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The best sourdoughs and Pâtisserie. Grab some food and take it down to the beach. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Super drive & great views over Sumner. While the road is narrow it is well worth the drive. Highly recommend it.”
  • 5 locals recommend