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Address: Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-328 9093
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Diamond Harbour

Great trip by ferry from Lyttelton to Diamond Harbour where there are lots of walks and soon to be two cafes

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
avoca063
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip by ferry from Lyttelton to Diamond Harbour where there are lots of walks and soon to be two cafes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The harbour front was affected by the earthquakes. The drive to the harbour gave us magnificent vistas of the beautiful bays and ocean front with houses and townships rising up the mountainside. Lyttelton Harbour city itself was quaint and certainly worth a visit. If going via winding roads is not your cup of tea, then use the harbour tunnel from... More 

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Thank Kumar S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Bike over the hill or enjoy the drive. Many top rated Cafes, quirky shops and people. Beautiful views, always enjoyable visiting this quaint wee town, market days are great too!

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Thank Shane C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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