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Explore Sumner

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Spring is in the air and Sumner never looked prettier!

How about that… the roadworks are FINALLY over and Sumner Village has had quite the makeover!

As you come around the famous “Shag Pile” corner you are greeted to the fantastic new section of the Coastal Pathway. A clever mix of old and new with restored monuments and the use of historic stone pavers for the new stairs to the sand, no more clambering over the rocks!

Protecting our dunes is the new hardwood boardwalk in front of the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club. Be sure to give the guards on duty a wave over the summer months, they do a great job of looking after visitors and locals in and around the ocean! If you know us you might even see our son on duty this summer as he joins the crew as a junior lifeguard. He really wants to be the IRB driver but only time and dedication will get him there!

Walking into the village our road has been chopped up and given a new coat, carefully paved areas make it clear to slow down as you are now in a village. Architecturally designed seating offers the perfect opportunity to take a breather and enjoy the new streetscape. Are they Pohutakawas lining the streets? We certainly hope so, Christmas will be even more festive with our own NZ Christmas trees in flower!

Now your rested it’s time to explore the retail and hospitality precinct, take your time as there are some absolute gems to be found. Of course you are totally going to want to spend time at Clink with its modern cuisine, craft beers on tap, seasonaly cocktails and stunning selection of wines. We have THE most sunny and sheltered courtyard to be found and is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Open 7 nights for dinner from 5pm and weekends from 10am Clink keeps it fresh and seasonal.

But wait there’s more!!! Clink is no longer the end of the road…. you can continue your journey over the hill on the picturesque new Evans Pass road to our coolest wee portside suburb Lyttelton! We are so happy to be celebrating renewed connections with our neighbours over the hill!

So what’s keeping you…. pack up the car, jump on the bike, grab the bus and head out to Sumner to celebrate surf, sand, sunshine and new beginnings!