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Address: , Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 03 328 9093
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Still has some sort of charm.

I've always liked Lyttelton. Dunno why, exactly. Maybe its certain 'Bohemian' charm; the working feel, time-gone-by architecture - could be just the microcosmic collective of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Dwayne C
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Waimate, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice big bay surrounded by rolling green hills. Used to be a volcano allegedly. well worth a potter around if just to admire the views

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Waimate, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I've always liked Lyttelton. Dunno why, exactly. Maybe its certain 'Bohemian' charm; the working feel, time-gone-by architecture - could be just the microcosmic collective of drunken sailors, scruffy bikers, modern hippies and the with-it middle-aged uppermiddleclass SUV residents. Or simply it's an antithesis to the stuffy, clutching parochial Id that Christchurch has held on to since its inception. Shame it... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Provincial harbour. If thats what you are looking for then you are in luck. Otherwise - drive on past. You will miss nothing but some cranes and a gasworks.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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