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Lyttelton Harbour

Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
64 03 328 9093
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Lyttelton
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Bodies of Water
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I spent parts of my youth sailing on this peaceful harbour, exploring bays and inlets, and taking the trip in the ferry across to Diamond harbour. Even on its grey days it is a benign and friendly kind of harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Terrific views and atmosphere and great post quake spirit!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Noisy and polluted with all the port stuff going on. Round further from the port it gets nicer though.

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