Mt Pleasant is a popular suburb that boasts great views of the Estuary and the Pacific Ocean and very close proximity to the beach suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs. Soleares Avenue and Mt Pleasant Road are two of the major roads through this suburb. There are many walking tracks nearby, winding their way along the slopes of the Port Hills. Mt Pleasant is an ideal spot for keen windsurfers, as the Estuary is a very popular location for the sport.
Location: South East Christchurch, close to the sea but elevated.
Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): 7km.
Buses: Routes 21 (Mt Pleasant), 3 (Sumner), 35 (Heathcote).
Landscape: Hilly with most houses having sea views across to the Southern Alps, many steep sections.
Amenities: Mount Pleasant Reserve, Cannon Hill Reserve, King Park, Soleares Playground, Major Hornbrook Reserve, John Britten Reserve, Scotts Valley Reserve, Heathcote Quarry Reserve; Barnett 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.
Cafes and Restaurants: The Spur on Redcliffs, WAC cafe, Casual and Country, Eastcoast Cafe, Speights Alehouse, Watershed Restaurant, Restaurant & Bar, The Sand Bar Restaurant, Coffee Workshop
Shopping: Shops on Major Hornbrook Road, Soleares Ave and at Ferrymead, Redcliffs shopping centre and supermarket
Schools & Institutions: Mount Pleasant Primary, Redcliffs Primary, Linwood College, Cashmere High School, Aranui High School
Housing type: Mainly freestanding houses, dating from early 20th century to modern executive homes.
Sections: Some sections are available mainly on the upper slopes, in newer subdivisions.Neighbouring Suburbs: St Andrews Hill, Heathcote Valley, Moncks Spur, Balmoral Hill