Burnside is a residential suburb that is particularly sought after due to the school zoning for Burnside High School – the city’s largest secondary school and one that is popular due to its high level of academic, musical and sporting achievements. Burnside also neighbours some of the city’s highest value housing areas and is on the arterial route to Christchurch International Airport along Memorial Avenue.
Location: North West Christchurch. Burnside also includes a number of light industrial businesses, technology businesses, hotels and tourism related businesses due to its close proximity to the airport.
Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): 6km
Buses: Orbiter, routes 3 (Avonhead), 19 (Burnside), 24 (Hyde Park), 29 (Airport).
Amenities: Recreation – Burnside Park, Roydvale Reserve, Nepal Reserve, Westburn Reserve, Jellie Park Aqualand (gym and newly built pool facilities), Russley Golf Course, Nunweek Park Hockey Field
Schools & Institutions: Burnside Primary, Kendal Primary, Westburn Primary, Christ the King Primary, Cobham Intermediate, Burnside High School, Isleworth School, Roydvale School
Cafes and Restaurants: Terra Viva (garden centre and cafe), Untouched World Native Garden Restaurant (restaurant and shop), Sevanti Restaurant and Bar, Chopsticks Restaurant, Hintons, Cousinns, Domino’s Pizza, LBJs Restaurant, Dream Garden Vegetarian Cafe, Merrin Street Cafe and Bar, Pattersons Restaurant, Browns Espresso Cafe
Shopping: Fendalton Mall & neighbourhood shops, Kendall Ave shops, Wairakei Road shops and businesses
Housing Type: Mid 20th century homes, through to contemporary houses and units.
Neighbouring Suburbs: Avonhead, Russley, Ilam, Bryndwr, Bishopdale, Harewood