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Address: Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 03 328 9093
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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 5, 2015
Dwayne C
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Waimate, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

If you're visiting Christchurch then pop over and have a look at Lyttelton harbour. It's disappointing there's not many places to go fishing which is a real shame.

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Thank jonnyandellen
Derby, United Kingdom
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496 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The harbour can been seen from the pavement and is interesting if you like to see different sized ships being unloaded. There are huge stacks of freshly cut logs on the quay side and the smell is wonderful. We saw several different types of ships in different colours which made very good subjects against the blue sky and sea.

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Thank old_romantics_2000
Hong Kong, China
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129 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Is quite easy to access from the Christchuch's cbd. I arrived here by the public bus and recommended by the bus terminal staff for a day trip alone. Is a pretty queit and peaceful town, interesting to discover a shipyard in this area. A fun daytrip i had with few local residents helpful advice while i lost abit way. Do... More 

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Thank Jocy L
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

You can just look to feel the amount of work early settlers did in putting this town together. A very memorable place that my partner and i will hold dearly. Thanks lyttelton and the locals! You rock!

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Thank Rana S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Nice for a day trip at the very least - only 12 kilometres from Christchurch's CBD... very funky and quirky

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Thank rustykiwinz
New Zealand
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Take the time to drive around the terraced streets of Lyttelton township. Don't try it in a big car. Wonderful views of the port, harbour and town.

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Thank KiwiBarry
New Zealand
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I felt obliged to write this review after reading through the previous comments. Perhaps I am biased as a local resident, but there is actually quite a bit to see and do in the harbour basin. There are 4 cafes in Lyttelton that serve a decent breakfast , 2 in Governors Bay if you include the pub, and 2 in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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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