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Lyttelton Harbour

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Address: Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 03 328 9093
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Lyttelton magic a must meet

The harbour town is a must visit. Saturday morning market is fantastic. Grab some brunch and great coffee. Feel a part of a fabulous community. With great views you simply must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
waynefmarriott
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The harbour town is a must visit. Saturday morning market is fantastic. Grab some brunch and great coffee. Feel a part of a fabulous community. With great views you simply must visit this gem

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lyttleton and its surrounds is a beautiful enchanting place. I recommend hiring a kayak from Lyttleton Kayaks (Bill, based in Cass Bay- look Lyttleton Kayaks up on Facebook). The whole family enjoyed paddling around the bays and to Quail Island for a picnic. We saw ship wrecks, sea caves and had an amazing time, even the teenager had fun. A... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I love this place - reminds me of back street london, and quirky old shops in Wellington. Full of characters, quirky bars, great coffee and a great Saturday market. Grab a coffee, wander thru one of the oldest cemeteries in chch (creepy but great view). One of the best nights I had was fish and chips from the local and... More 

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NewZealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visiting Christchurch or a local who hasn't been over the hill to Lyttelton for a while ,its well worth the drive through the tunnel The Evans Pass Road over the hill is still closed to vehicular traffic. Lyttelton took a real hammering in the February 2011 earthquake and aftershocks. The central business area lost many buildings meaning many businesses closed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stopped here on the way to Christchurch. Great little port, nice views of thousands of logs being shipped off as well as a little town on the hill. Good place to have a rest stop.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Visited wuth Shaw Saville in the early 70,s Great port, friendly people and a great run up the road.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Nice views from the Summit Road. Great cafes, restaurants and pubs at Lyttelton and Governors Bay. Take a ferry to Diamond Harbour and walk around this quiet little village. A friendly local might offer to give you a lift up the steep hill from the wharf.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Beautiful views. A small beach where you can swim or kayak. Have a drink in Port Hole a little shipping container made into a pub.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Unfortunately Lyttelton township itself was badly damaged during the Canterbury earthquakes and there is little to see here, however the jewel in the crown of Lyttelton harbour is surely Diamond Harbour. A pleasant 20 minute drive from the exit of the road tunnel ( turn right) or catch the ferry across from the port ( 5 minute ride) takes you... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Lyttleton township appears to be bouncing back slowly, after the tremendous damage this important port town received from the Christchurch earthquake. Extremely sad to see the destruction of the Timeball Station and many other historic buildings, businesses and homes being devastated. The night we drove through the tunnel to Lyttleton for fish and chips, the port was very busy loading... More 

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