Redcliffs Residents Association

Information for Redcliffs residents

Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand

Local Directory

To advertise your local group or business here contact l..............@redcliffs.org.nz 



See The Press property section on Saturdays.


Try Trade Me Propertywww.trademe.co.nz/property

Local ads

Look at the Noticeboard on the Sumner Community website:  sumnercommunity.co.nz/Noticeboard.  Look in the window of the dairy on the corner of Beachville Road and Main Road or on the Community Noticeboard in New World.

Nearest estate agents with local presence:  

Ray White at 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead
Harcourts at 1020 Ferry Road, Ferrymead.
Bayleys at Ferrymead, website: bayleyscanterbury.co.nz or tel 03 375 4700.

Arts and Crafts

Bubble Blue Light. Glass bead making with Martine Dhondt - workshops to turn piece of glass into a unique glass bead or piece of jewellery.  She offers residents of Redcliffs $20 reduction on a introduction workshop (1.5hrs tuition including material). Normal price $65.  For details see website at www.bubblebluelight.com. Tel: 022 620 8942.

Do it yourself - at the Redcliffs Community Shed - see their listing under Community Groups.


The Redcliffs Business Group

The group can be contacted through their co-ordinator Daryl Sayer at Redcliffs Pharmacy.
Phone: (03) 384 1037
Email: o.....@redcliffspharmacy.co.nz


Susie Spearing
Phone: (03) 384 6960
Email: b.........@xtra.co.nz

Beauty and massage salon

Body Care
89b Main Road
Phone: (03) 384 4729.

Belly dancing classes

TribalDiva Belly Dance Company is running classes in Redcliffs in Belly Dance Performance and Instruction, at 40a Taupata Street. Contact Tracey or look on the website for details.
Phone: 027 756 4460
Website: www.tribaldiva.co.nz


Redcliffs Butchery
85a Main Road
"Supreme bacon of the year winner". Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm.


Redcliffs Convenience Store
85 Main Road (corner of Beachville Road)
Open: daily, early to late.

Dry Cleaning 

Agents: Redcliffs Pharmacy and Redcliffs Dairy.

Equilibrium Health & Wellness Spa

Jane Grofski
65 Main Road
Phone: 021 795 855

Fashion and accessories

Ingrid Brook, Fashion and Bridal designer
95 Main Road
Open: Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Sat 11am - 3pm.
Phone: (03) 384 3987

Fashion, jewellery, art, accessories and homeware, open every day
186 Main Road
Tel: (03) 384 4343

Florist & Giftware Shop

The Bloom Room
87 Main Road
Open: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm.
Phone: (03) 355 3449
Email: i...@thebloomroommerivale.co.nz

Furniture maker

99b Main Road
Phone: Glen, 027 296 4136


99 Main Road
Phone: (03) 384 1664

Interior Design

Comber & Comber Interiors
The Red House design store
186 Main Road
"Contemporary Living Management".
Phone (03) 384 0900
Website: www.comberandcomber.com


Marc Bendall
95 Main Road
Open: Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm and by appointment.
Phone/fax: (03) 384 5156
Website: www.marcbendall.co.nz


New World
Main Road
Open every day 7.30am to 9pm.


See Health section.


Forget Me Not Photography - Zoe Fidler.
Phone: 021 031 8700
Email: i...@forgetmenotphoto.co.nz
Website: forgetmenotphoto.co.nz


Private individual tutoring in language skills, reading, spelling (all ages) and maths (up to year 8).
Ex-teacher with over 20 years’ classroom, remedial and extension experience (including SPELD).
References available.  
Contact Judy Sutherland. Phone:  027 4692599 or (03) 384 0676 or email j.......@xtra.co.nz 


Dr Andrew Whiteside
180 Main Road
Open: Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm
Phone: (03) 384 4288

Yoga & Pilates teacher

See www.tones.kiwi.nz

Cafes, Restaurants, Takeaways

The Spur on Redcliffs

87A Main Rd, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 3100

Moneybag Thai Takeaway

85 Main Rd, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 4768
Email: g.....@hotmail.com

Redcliffs Chinese Restaurant

87a Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 6378
Opening hours:  Mon - Sat 12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm, Sunday 5pm-10pm

Redcliffs Fish and Chips, Burgers

99a Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 2240


Mobile pizza kitchen, fresh pizza to order on Sundays, 5pm - 7.30pm, from September to May. Currently to be found at the car park near the community centre site, McCormacks Bay.
Phone: 027 322 3711.  Website: www.pizzacarto.com

Children and youth

Redcliffs School - primary

Currently working from Van Asch school, Truro Street in Sumner. 
Principal Rose McInerney. Phone: (03) 384 3853.  Email: a....@redcliffs.school.nz

Linwood College - secondary

85 Aldwins Road, Linwood.  
Principal Dick Edmundson. Phone (03) 982 0100. Email: o.....@linwoodcollege.school.nz


At Barnett Park and Redcliffs Park, nearby also at McCormacks Bay and Sumner.

Moa Kids Pre-school

Not-for-profit care and education. Open 8am to 5pm. Barnett Park, Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1910
Email: i...@moakids.org.nz
Website: www.moakids.nz

The James Street Preschool & Nursery

5 James Street, for ages 0-6. Open: 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Phone: (03) 381 9008, after hours (03) 384 9553

Fuse Youth Centre

Run by the Shoreline Youth Trust at 25 Wakefield Street, Sumner.
Website: www.fuse.org.nz
Email: s....................@hotmail.com

Redcliffs Play Group

Mondays in term time 9.30am - 11.30am at St Andrew's Church, 148 Main Road.
Phone: Vanessa, (03) 384 1815, 0210 2751900

Mainly Music

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your baby or pre-schooler? Do you want to get to know other families in the Sumner-Redcliffs-Mount Pleasant area? Mainly Music is a fun, educational half hour music and movement session followed by morning tea and a social/play time. Fridays 9:45 – 11:15 am during school terms St Andrews Church, 148 Main Road, Redcliffs. Come along and try it out- the first session is free! $4 per family casual rate. $30 for a 10-session card. For more info, phone Hazel 384 1965/ 021 077 1264.

Loopy Tunes

Music and Movement group for pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers.
At Port Hills Uniting Parish Church Hall, 4 Augusta Street.
Thursdays 9.30am - 10.30am. $2 per session.
Contact Sumner Bays Union Trust.
Phone: (03) 376 4020, 027 781 1348

Toy Library

Join the Sumner Toy Library, unlimited borrowing for two weeks at a time for $84 per year. Every second Wednesday in term time, 7.30pm - 8.30pm at the Old School Hall, Wiggins Street. www.facebook.com/Sumnertoys or email s.........@gmail.com


Port Hills Uniting Parish, Redcliffs Church

4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Local contacts: Jim and Margaret Park. Phone: (03) 384 1535. Email j.......@xtra.co.nz.

Sumner/Redcliffs Anglican Church of St Andrew

148 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 326 6251
Email: o.....@sumred.org.nz
Website: www.sumred.org.nz


Masters Hollywood 3 Cinema

"Where Movie Lovers Belong". Three screens.
28 Marriner Street, Sumner
Phone: (03) 326 6106
Email: i...@hollywoodcinema.co.nz
Website: www.hollywoodcinema.co.nz

Council & Councillors

Christchurch City Council

Civic Offices main building is at 53 Hereford Street
Phone: (03) 941 8999
Email: i...@ccc.govt.nz
Website: www.ccc.govt.nz

Nearest Service Centre is at Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall.
Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

The Board meets at the Board Room, 180 Smith Street, Linwood, every fortnight on Wednesdays.  Interested members of the public are welcome. The dates, agendas and minutes can be found here .
Community Board Advisor/Secretary:   PO Box 73 052, Christchurch 8154. Phone: (03) 941 6601. 
Local Community Board members: Tim Lindley, Darrell Latham.

City Councillors

Councillor Sara Templeton.  

Earthquake Support

Community in Mind

Aims to help people and communities in greater Christchurch to rebuild their health and wellbeing.
Website: www.cera.govt.nz/communityinmind

Residential Advisory Service

Website: www.advisory.org.nz

Canterbury Support Line    

0800 777 846


Co-ordination for new projects contact the Redcliffs Residents Association, Environment Sub-Committee.
Email: e..........@redcliffs.org.nz

Council Ranger Andrew Crossland. Phone: (03) 941 8999. Email: a...............@ccc.govt.nz

Eastenders work party Volunteers undertake track maintenance on the eastern Port Hills, contact Paul Tebbutt (03) 384 3086.

Estuary matters Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust. Website: www.estuary.org.nz.  
Email: i...@estuary.org.nz

Advocacy & action Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society. Website: www.forestandbird.org.nz
Summit Road Society. Email: s........@summitroadsociety.org.nz
Website: www.summitroadsociety.org.nz

Planting days run by volunteers at Barnett Park, and nearby at McCormacks Bay (Mt Pleasant), Calder Green (Heathcote River) , Mahoe-nui (above Sumner), Charlesworth Reserve (Humphreys Drive) - see Projects & Activities page. 
Our plantings  make a long term contribution to reducing runoff, erosion and flooding, improving water quality, providing habitat for native fauna and providing forest to enjoy.


Function Centre

At Redcliffs & Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street.  Large room with kitchen, bar and projection facilities available for hire for meetings and social events.  
Phone: (03) 384 3733. Facebook site: here.
Email: r.............@xtra.co.nz


99c Main Road.  A community shed for practical people, sharing facilities and skills for individual and collective projects - woodwork, metalwork, arts and craft facilities for all.  Contact the supervisor Steve Marsh for details of opening hours and current projects and activities.
Phone: 027 373 5088
Email: r.....................@gmail.com
Website: redcliffscommunityshed.org.nz

Church halls

Port Hills Uniting Parish, church hall available for meetings and functions.
4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs. 
Local contact: Margaret and Jim Park . Phone: (03) 384 1535. Email: j.......@xtra.co.nz

St Andrew's Anglican Church
148 Main Road, Redcliffs.
Phone: (03) 326 6251


Christchurch City Council Funding

The Discretionary Response Fund will open for applications on 1st July 2015. For more information, visit this web page.

Lottery Ministers Discretionary Fund

Includes provision for training for financial planning and/or good governance.  Community organisations need to demonstrate the community benefit of the organisation or any members receiving training.  To find out more and to apply, visit this web page.

CERA Funding

Rotary has been asked by CERA to help strengthen communities and they have a web site at www.rotaryneighbourhood.org.nzThey have been established to support locally initiated projects that contribute towards improving wellbeing and building resilient communities and neighbourhoods. Applicants to the fund can apply for up to $500 for small neighbourhood events and up to $4,000 for larger community events.

The Tindall Foundation

The foundation provides funding for providers of services to young children, families, youth development, Maori and minority ethnic groups, adult literacy, budgeting or community services and development. There is no closing date.
Website: www.tindall.org.nz
Phone: (09) 488 0170
Email: a........@tindall.org.nz

Need Help Now Fund - Canterbury Community Trust

Canterbury Community Trust have established this fund to support the post-earthquake community and social infrastructure of Canterbury by dispersing $2 million within 12 months. One Need Help Now fund is up to $50,000 for stretched organisations experiencing greater demands and new delivery challenges, and a second Building Communities fund is up to $5,000 for wellbeing activities and events. Application forms available on: www.commtrust.org.nz

Garage & Service Station

BP 2 go Redcliffs

170 Main Road, Redcliffs
Fuel open 24 hours.
Full workshop facilities open: Mon - Fri 6.30am - 5pm, Sat 6.30am - 10am
Shop open winter: Mon - Fri 6am - 9pm, Sat 6.30am - 9pm, Sun 7am - 9pm.
Shop open summer: Mon - Fri 6am - 9.30pm, Sat - Sun 6.30am - 9.30pm
Phone: shop (03) 384 7954; workshop (03) 384 7964
Email: b.............@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.bp2goredcliffs.co.nz

Graffiti reporting

Redcliffs has its own tag-spotters and graffiti busting team. Interesting in helping? Contact secretary @redcliffs.org.nz.  Also the Council contractors can remove offensive graffiti on the same day - report it, the quicker the better.

Graffiti Programme Team

Phone: 941 8999
Email: g................@ccc.govt.nz or o.........@ccc.govt.nz

Download the mobile app Snap Send Solve to send photos of graffiti and information direct to the Council. Link is on Council website at www.ccc.govt.nz/report.


See our webpage for community groups.


Black Suede House of Hair

99 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1664

Also nearby:

Sirocco Hair Studio

Soleares Avenue, Mt Pleasant

Ali Barbers Hair Stylists

34 Nayland Street, Sumner 

Health & Well-being

Community defibrillators

In the event of a collapse from heart attack, community automatic defibrillators are available at:
New World Redcliffs
Mt Pleasant Community Centre, McCormacks Bay
Bowling Club, 9 James Street
Mt Pleasant School, 82 Major Hornbrook Road

Redcliffs Medical Centre

Doctors: Dr Graham Macdonald, Dr Felix Rueppell, Dr Lauren Cumberpatch
184 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1151
Website: www.redcliffsmc.co.nz

Other nearby GP practices

There are also GP practices nearby in Ferrymead (Ferrymead Medical Centre, Settlers Health Centre), Sumner (Sumner Health Centre) and Mount Pleasant (Mt Pleasant Medical Centre).

After hours GP care & medicines

24 Hour Surgery & Urgent Pharmacy
401 Madras Street, Central Christchurch
Phone: (03) 365 7777

Pharmacy - Redcliffs Pharmacy

87 Main Road, Redcliffs
Open:  Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm
Phone/fax:  (03) 384 1037
Email: r.....@redcliffspharmacy.co.nz
Website: www.redcliffspharmacy.co.nz

Psychologist - Simi Desor

Specialising in family psychology; focussing on resilience and practical solutions.
Website: simidesor.co.nz

Physiotherapy - Redcliffs Physiotherapy Clinic

Bruce Reilly, for general physio, cranio-sacral therapy, acupuncture and other techniques.
2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.
Email: b...........@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.physiotherapy.co.nz
Sinus solutions: www.nosepipe.com
Phone:  (03) 384 5018,  021 950 543

Physiotherapy - AcuPhysio

Michelle Hall, for physiotherapy, rehabilitation, acupuncture and dry needling.
9 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.
Phone: (03) 377 8867, 021884440.
Website: www.acuphysio.co.nz or on Facebook.


Truscott Hamilton Thompson
2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 9880
Opening hours: Tues 9am - 3pm, Weds 9am - 5pm, Thurs 9am - 3pm.

Dentist - Redcliffs Dental Centre

178 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 5038
Website: www.redcliffsdental.co.nz

Podiatrist - Feet First Podiatry

Wednesdays and Thursdays
2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 5018
Email: i...@feetfirst.co.nz

Plunket Clinic

At Redcliffs Physiotherapy, 2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.
Tuesday - Thursday, by appointment only.
Phone: 027 675 3399

Acupuncture, massage and complementary therapies

At Equilibrium Health and Wellness in 65 Main Road, Jane Grofski offers ACC funded acupuncture, reflexology, intuitive medicine, therapeutic and sports massage and more. Tel: 021 795 855. Email: j...@equilibrium.net.nz


Amazing Pilates holds classes at Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Contact Iben Enevold on 0229604664 or email i..........@gmail.com


Dr Chad Esaiah, Chiropractor 4 Life.
1/87 Main Road, Redcliffs (enter by Beachville Road)
Website: here
Tel: (03) 668 0600. Email: f........@chir4life.nz

Fitness classes

Fitness classes at Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Tel: 027 494 2667. Website: heidi2health.co.nz

Falls prevention exercise classes

Local Steady As You Go classes for any older person interested in a sociable exercise class with a special focus on balance and strength. Great fun. Classes are held on Mondays at 10am at Port Hills Uniting Church, Augusta Street. Ring Age Concern on (03) 366 0903 to get details and register your interest. 

Aged Care

Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village
Services Provided: Rest Home, Hospital, Respite, Day Care & Village.
Address: 40 Head Street, Sumner
Tel: (03) 326 6608
Email: a................@hll.org.nz


Young Hunter Lawyers

186 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 5350

Community Law

Nearest free legal advice clinic is at Citizens Advice Bureau City Branch, Thursdays 1pm - 2pm. Also JP clinic on Weds 12 - 3pm. At Ara, Corner of Ferry Road and Williams Street. Phone: 366 6490 or 0800 367222. Email: c...............@cab.org.nz. Website: www.cab.org.nz


Christchurch Library 

Nearest public library - Matuku Takotako at 37 Nayland Street, Sumner. Mon - Fri 10.00am to 6.00pm. Sat 10am - 1 pm. From Saturday 18 August 2018, the library will be open from 10am–4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Also Linwood Library at 1st Floor, Eastgate Mall, Linwood Avenue. Open daily. Phone: (03) 941 7923. 
Website: my.christchurchcitylibraries.com

Mobile Library

At 2 Beachville Road, Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm.
Also goes to Sumner on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Mt Pleasant Tuesday afternoons - see library website for places, days and times.
Website: my.christchurchcitylibraries.com

Redcliffs Public Library

91 Main Road. Community volunteer-run library.
Open: Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 10am - 4pm, Thurs 10am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 12.30pm
Website: www.facebook.com/RedcliffsLibrary


Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market

McCormacks Bay Community Centre
Saturdays 9.30 - 12.30
With Arts and Craft Market once a month.

Members of Parliament

Ruth Dyson (Labour Party, Port Hills)
Nuk Korako (National Party, list MP)
See contact details at www.parliament.nz


Post Office

Post Shop at Redcliffs Dairy, corner of Beachville Road and Main Road.
Open daily.


See our webpage for full details - here


Christchurch Communities Earthquake Recovery Network, helps with rebuild problems.
Website: www.cancern.org.nz

Earthquake preparedness

Protect yourself and your house.
Advice at www.eqc.govt.nz/be-prepared

Christchurch Gets Ready

Online database of street groups and individuals to link for neighbourhood mutual support in event of an emergency.  Join up.
Website:  www.christchurch.getsready.net

Red Cross

For welfare and support. Also runs first aid classes.
Website: www.redcross.org.nz
Email: c...........@redcross.org.nz

Tsunami warning sirens

These are present around the coastline and would be activated in the event of a distant tsunami warning being issued. There would not be time to activate them for a locally generated tsunami so if a severe earthquake is experienced you are advised to make your way immediately to higher ground. Tested twice a year at 11am on the Sunday after the clocks change.

See also Earthquake Support


The Hub, Sumner

57 Nayland Street. Community centre for information for the Sumner/Redcliffs area. Open Monday Wednesday, Thursday 1.30pm - 4.30pm and Sunday 2pm-4pm. Also housing the Sumner Museum and the Sumner Bays Union Trust.  Co-ordinator Cassie Lee. Tel: 027 914 9079

Redcliffs Community Shed

99c Main Road (down lane). Part of the Mens Shed group but open to all - workshop, tools and craft facilities for all the community.  Contact the supervisor Steve Marsh for details of opening hours and activities.
Phone: 027 373 5088
Email: r.....................@gmail.com
Website: redcliffscommunityshed.org.nz

Function Centre 

At Redcliffs & Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street.  Large room with kitchen, bar and projection facilities available for hire for meetings and social events.  
Phone: (03) 384 3733. 
Email: r.............@xtra.co.nz


See Cafes, Restaurants, Takeaways section above.

Schools and teaching

Redcliffs School

Address: Main Road, Redcliffs
Temporary Physical Address: Van Asch, Truro Street, Sumner
Phone: (03) 384 3853
Email: a....@redcliffs.school.nz
Website: redcliffs.school.nz

Moa Kids Pre-school

Community Early Learning Centre for children from 3 months to 6 years.
Open 8am - 5pm.
Barnett Park, Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1910
Email: i...@moakids.org.nz
Website: www.moakids.nz

The James Street Preschool & Nursery

5 James Street, for ages 0-6. Open: 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Phone: (03) 381 9008, after hours (03) 384 9553

Private tutoring

Private individual tutoring in language skills, reading, spelling (all ages) and maths (up to year 8).
Ex-teacher with over 20 years’ classroom, remedial and extension experience (including SPELD).
References available.  
Contact Judy Sutherland. Phone:  027 4692599 or (03) 384 0676 or email j.......@xtra.co.nz

Parenting courses

Early Years Toolbox Parenting Courses in Redcliffs. Website: www.theparentingplace.com.  Email: c.........@theparentingplace.com

Linwood College - nearest secondary school

85 Aldwins Road, Linwood.  
Principal Dick Edmundson. Phone (03) 982 0100. Email: o.....@linwoodcollege.school.nz

Sports & Pastimes


Redcliffs Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street. Phone: (03) 384 3733. Facebook for details of events: here.  


Sumner Bridge Club  Rooms at 57 Dryden Street. Contact Julie on 03 384 5401 or 027 434 6678.


Heathcote Cricket Club


Eco Riders Mt Pleasant  Local rides, small group. Contact Dave Bryce. Phone: (03) 384 9967


Dance to be Free.  At Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Adriaan Beddie- dance instruction for beginners, groups, individuals or couples.  Website: dancetobefree.co.nz.  Tel: 027 528 3105  Email: a......@dancetobefree.co.nz.

 - Open Waves Dance.  Creative movement and improvisation classes for all ages.  Tel:   (03) 384 0076 / 021 072 3676.  Email: o........@ihug.co.nz.


Richmond Hill Golf Club.   At the Ferrymead Golf complex. 50 Ferrymead Park Drive. Phone (03) 376 5350 or for membership information David Doak on (03) 326 9656, 027 623 3293 or email d..........@xtra.co.nz.

Martial Arts 

Proactive Martial Arts.  Holds classes for children and adults at Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Tel: (03) 366 5154 / 027 255 8761.  Website - www.selfdefence.co.nz.

Traditional karate.  At Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Website: christchurch-south-karate-club.co.nz.  Email: j...................@gmail.com. Tel: 027 6416564


Sumner Redcliffs Netball Club


Sumner Valley Riding School.  Heathcote Riding School


Sumner Rugby Football Club


Courses at the Christchurch Yacht Club in McCormacks Bay. Email: c......@hotmail.com or at Mt Pleasant Yacht Club, Ferrymead Bridge.


Ferrymead Bays Football Club.  www.ferrymeadbaysfootball.co.nz.


Mount Pleasant Squash Club, McCormacks Bay

Surf Clubs

Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club,  Taylors Mistake Surf Lifesaving Club


Sumner Community Pool, register for key via website, www.sumnerpool.co.nz.  Heathcote Valley School Community Pool - for info email h......................@gmail.com.


Redcliffs Table Tennis Club. Contact Ian Nouwens. Phone: (03) 980 2259


Redcliffs Tennis Club, 75 Main Road.
Website: redcliffstennis.co.nz  

Yacht Clubs

Christchurch Yacht Club, Mount Pleasant Yacht Club

Tides at Redcliffs

Tides at Sumner and Redcliffs are later than Lyttelton.
For current tide tables click here.
Tides at Ferrymead Bridge are around one hour after Lyttelton.

Walking tracks

There are numerous walking tracks in the area, on the Port Hills and along the estuary edge and seafront. Good starting points are Barnett Park in Redcliffs, Sumnervale in Sumner,  John Britten Reserve in Mt Pleasant and Taylors Mistake. Maps are available from the City Council.

The Christchurch 360 walking trail passes through Redcliffs, following the estuary edge along the route of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway.


Redcliffs weather tends to be more temperate than central Christchurch due to the proximity of the sea. It is cooler in the heat, and warmer when cold; ground frosts are unusual and snow at sea level is not seen in every winter.  On sunny days a north-easterly sea breeze tends to develop in the afternoon, but will often drop at sunset leaving a calm evening.
Local forecasts are available from the Metservice here and from Yr here.
Local weather station actual readings are available here.


Free wi-fi at New World, Main Road