Visited wuth Shaw Saville in the early 70,s Great port, friendly people and a great run up the road.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The port of Lyttleton has suffered some major damage to its infrastructure from the many quakes over the las 15 months however they are acting quickly to get things back on track and it is a must to visit when in the area... The locals have gon all out to make a must visit and welcome all to their beautiful... More
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