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A Stunning View and Local Businesses Worthy of your Support

A Stunning View and Local Businesses Worthy of your Support

Christchurch: Home to these amazing views and neighbouring businesses that need your support.

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Sign of the Takahe with Sky
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Cashmere Lookout: Sign of the Takahe

For a great shot of Christchurch and some elegant old-school architecture, you can’t beat the Sign of the Takahe. Check out the castle – an historic building planned by Harry E.G. Ell in 1918 - and enjoy a coffee and snack from the beautiful stone-walled café - think stained glass windows, family crests. More energy to burn? Take a walk along the Harry Ell track to the Sign of the Kiwi where another great local café awaits, and plenty more walking options – head through bush, up to the top of Sugarloaf for views of the city and Lyttleton Harbour.

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New Brighton Pier

New Brighton

With some of the best eating joints this city has to offer – and an epic place to watch the sunrise or set – New Brighton deserves more than one visit! If you’re after good coffee to accompany your morning walk check out Switch or Level One, if you’re after a new dinner or picnic on the beach, you can find some excellent burgers at the Burger Joint, or if you’re craving dosa, biryani or a curry, go and see Chanakya South Indian Cuisine. Carnaby Mall offers some shopping options to support local too.

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Lyttelton View from Hill

Sumner Rd lookout – Port Lyttelton

The Sumner Road lookout – between Sumner and Lyttelton – offers excellent views of Lyttelton Harbour, the hills, and the Port. Watch the huge forklifts unloading colourful containers from the ships, then keep walking up to the nearby Lyttelton Timeball Station and see how sailors used to tell the time back in the early 1900s. Then it’s a short stroll down to the hip, character-filled village of Lyttelton where you can order from a number of iconic cafes including Lyttelton Coffee Company and The Shroom Room.

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Cave Rock

Cave Rock in Sumner – Sumner Village

Cave rock has long been an iconic Christchurch photo spot. Take in great views of the ocean and surrounding Port Hills after a brisk beach walk, admire the surfers, and sample plenty of fantastic local eats. Bohemian Bakery and Utopia Ice cannot be beaten for a tasty treat.

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Christchurch Street Art Bull Salt Otautahi Sign

Street art in SALT District – Little High and Little High Lanes

For more of an urban hit, take your phone or camera and go hunt out some of the best street art to be found in the hip and creative SALT district - the Saint Asaph, Lichfield and Tuam St area of the CBD.

With some of the city’s best coffee and most creative characters – this is a perfect place to explore and remember what a happening city feels like. Little High Eatery offers takeaways, plenty of great options for dinner or lunch. Wind your way through the laneways and the BOXed quarter - there's plenty of great local businesses to support along your way. If you haven’t checked out Cakes by Anna before, you’re in for a treat.

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