When you have about 2 spare hours and want to see a great part of Christchurch try this circular route - all you need is a car (sorry the buses don’t go this far) for the round trip to visit the seaside township of Sumner and Lyttleton.
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It’s just a short 25 minute drive from CentrePoint on Colombo Motel to Sumner – an idyllic seaside area that has been popular with locals for many years. In days gone by the tram system transported families here every Saturday and Sunday for wonderful seaside adventures! Stop for a walk on the beach and a coffee at one of the local cafes.
Also have a look at the Cacti which are similar to the ones in front of our office!
This is also where the Grand Tour, bookable at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, stops for lunch.
Next, drive over Evans Pass to the Port of Lyttleton. You can stop for as long as you like and explore the past of this historical area.
After that it’s just a short drive back through the tunnel to Christchurch or a slightly longer but very nice drive around the inner bays to Dyers Pass and back over to the start of Colombo Street. (map shows the tunnel route).
More information about the route and what to enjoy is available on theday you decide to do it!