SALT District

A photo of Little High Lanes Christchurch.
Entrance to Little High Eatery.

Not just code for its geographical positioning in Christchurch’s CBD (Saint Asaph, Lichfield and Tuam), SALT District is dubbed the city’s most alternative neighbourhood. And for good reason. It’s here you’ll meet a mishmash of interesting characters making heritage buildings, multi-purposed containers and mural-splashed laneways their home.

Things are done differently on this turf, from the way the coffee is brewed (damn fine that is) and how menus are designed (100% local yo’) to the creative possibilities offered by tattoo parlours, thrift shops and art studios. If you’re looking for a neighbourhood to unashamedly express yourself in, this is it.