If you've brought a car or bike, head over the Summit Hill Road to Sumner for surfing, swimming, walking, shopping and cruisy beach vibe.
Only 7 minutes drive away, Sumner is the best local beach - great for walks. Over the hill at the end of the beach a short drive away is Taylors Mistake - an enclosed bay /beach with better surf. On the beach is the Beach Bar - well situated on the beach but not great in terms of culinary! But…
Great beach and day spot for a walk. Lots of cafes and places to grab a bite.
20 mins drive is the beautiful simner beach complete with cafes bars movie theatre and excellent walks around the village hills and coastline. Over the hill from Sumner is Taylors Mistake - excellent surfing swimming beach
This beach suburb has a thriving food scene and a wide swath of beach, many hill walks and great views.
“Check this place out for the Saturday Market 9am-1pm. Just a 10min up the road.”
“A casual burger joint with highly regarded burgers and a range of on tap beers.”
“Colourful little street with good restaurants, cafes and bars. Awesome ice cream also!”
“Don't tell too many people about this one... Tucked away off the street, it has a fantastic atmosphere, delicious food, and a constantly changing craft beer and cider range”
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“The Tannery is a gorgeous place to shop! If you are looking for boutique New Zealand made stores set on a historic site with Victorian Architecture to die for this is the place for you! Shops I recommend include - Happa... for New Zealand gifts The Recycle Boutique.... preloved quality designer clothes... my favourite!”