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Diamond Harbour

Christchurch 8030, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 328 9093
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Ranked #22 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

While visiting Christchurch, please take the time to visit Diamond Harbour, you will not regret it. Catch the regular bus service from the Christchurch Central bus depot to Lyttleton. Once there, have a good look around this very old shipping port & you will find it is full of very interesting history, like Sir Robert Falcon Scott who sailed from... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The ferry across from Lyttelton is an experience in itself. take your bikes onboard then cycle on back to Lyttelton. The two cafes in Diamond Harbour both offer tasty foods and staff are very caring of the older folk we took on an outing. Every so often there is a local market on the old Godley House site - the... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Diamond Harbour is on the Banks Peninsula about 45 minutes from Christchurch. I had been previously with my husband but drove there recently with my daughter & enjoyed the drive just as much on this occasion. The jetty is cordoned off but you can park the car and have a short walk around the harbour-side. There is a super cafe... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful drive to Diamond Habour with one turn after another bringing up lovely coastline views. LOTS of road works and sometimes very lengthy delays. The village itself was quaint but nothing special to see. The gardens were pretty but again nothing outstanding. A good place to go for a Sunday Drive for an ice cream.

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Perthshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We took the bus to Lyttleton and the ferry to Diamond Harbour. There are a variety of walks signposted and we walked down to the beach and the up through the wood to the road. Lovely cafe, sat on a sofa and watched the world go by. Very relaxing friendly place.

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Christchurch New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Whether you travel by road or take the ferry from Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour is worth a visit for a meal, coffee or just an ice cream. Pretty as a picture especially on a sunny day.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are looking for a nice drive not too far from Christchurch ! Drive either through Lyttleton Tunnel or to the very end of Colombo Street & over the hill to Governors Bay. From there follow around the Harbour (right) to the other side to Charteris Bay & onto Diamond Harbour. You can call into Orton Bradley Park (in... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice and quite. Good cafe and easy to reach via the ferry which only takes about 5 minutes from Lyttelton... We rode from Lyttelton to Diamond Harbour and being short of time hoped on the ferry to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

its cold but yet sunny, it is a beautiful sight for sore eyes. had a lovely walk and we had bought food along so we had a little picnic on our own.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Black cat ferry from lytellton to diamond harbour, we had a kids go free deal, so $24.80 for the four of us. Short fast pedestrian only ferry 10 main journey. Hourly ferry, more at "rush" hour. Walk up the steps to the left of the causeway (toilets also there), then through a small reserve to the cafe's.

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