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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.

“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
“This is a restaurant and bar and has a nice fireplace inside and a great wine selection.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“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
“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
“Good (smallish) local supermarket. 5 min drive. Open till 8pm 7 days a week. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Great dinner spot serving burgers, pizza, and salads. Perfect place to catch the All Blacks game! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Perfect place to stay for the day, beach front view, nice night live music and great rang of drinks.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“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
“Excellent Food and Service, good selection of wines, a little more expensive, but food of very high standard.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“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
“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
“Super drive & great views over Sumner. While the road is narrow it is well worth the drive. Highly recommend it.”
  • 5 locals recommend