One of Christchurch’s older and most sought after suburbs, Cashmere offers a view across the city towards the Alps and Pegasus Bay from the majority of homes. Gracious older homes are features of the suburb, alongside many large, modern properties that make the most of their elevated surroundings and established setting. Doorway to the Port Hills, Cashmere offers many recreational opportunities for keen mountain bikers, runners, hikers and climbers.
Location: South Christchurch.
Distance from Cathedral Square (direct line): 4.5km
Buses: Route 10 (Cashmere), 15 (Bowenvale), 67 (Dyers Pass), Orbiter
Landscape: Cashmere is a popular hill suburb with flat surrounding area rising above the southern end of the city on the north side of the Port Hills.
Amenities: Recreation - Hackthorne Reserve, Cashmere Recreation Ground, Victoria Park, Hollis Ave Reserve, riverside reserves, Princess Margaret Hospital, Cracroft, Crater Rim Walkway; Cashmere Club, Bowenvale Recreation Reserve, Mt Vernon Farm Park. Please be aware many tracks and reserves remain closed due to rock fall hazards caused by recent earthquakes, these include sections of the Summit Road. Click here to check all tracks.
Schools & Institutions: Cashmere Primary, Thorrington Primary, Cashmere High School
Cafes and Restaurants: Zeroes, Emperor’s New Clothes, Elevate, The Cup Cafe, Zeroes Cafe, The Brickworks, Red Cafe
Shopping: Hackthorne Road/Dyers Pass Road corner and on Centaurus/Colombo intersection
Housing type: Free-standing homes dating from late 19th century to new, with some units. The majority of houses are large with well-established and landscaped grounds, and many have excellent views of the city and beyond from an elevated position on the hill.
Neighbouring suburbs: Westmorland, Huntsbury, Hoon Hay, Somerfield, Beckenham