Sign of the Takahe

Hackthorne Road, Cashmere
Cashmere Hills, Canterbury
A strange gothic style folly, built between 1918 and 1934 by the visionary Harry Ell. Completed after his death by the Christchurch City Council in 1949, it is now used as a restaurant.

To get here you can catch a bus:- the Sign of the Takehe is the terminus for the 67 Dyer's Pass and 10 Cashmere buses.

From the Sign of the Takahe the H.G. Ell Walkway (3.2km one way ) will take you to the Sign of the Kiwi or you can take a short walk to Victoria Park.

Following the earthquakes repair and strengthening work has begun at the Sign of the Takahe, with the restored facility due to re-open in July 2016.
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