The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45
This pretty little township should not be neglected by the tourist. It is 9 miles from the city, and conveyances ply page 40 there and back every few hours. The approach to this picturesque locality is a very remarkable one. The conveyance passes under the shelves of gigantic geological formations, which frown along the sea-shore in rugged grandeur. Sumner is the favourite resort of Christchurch picnic parties.