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Lyttelton harbour

Any day of the week in Lyttelton offers up a slightly offbeat harbour-side character. A tunnel linking Lyttelton to the heart of Christchurch city means a trip to this busy seaport and scenic destination is only a 15-20 minute drive.

A stroll around the town will introduce you to rich maritime history - Lyttelton was the port of call for Canterbury's 'Four Ships' in the mid 1800s, carrying the bulk of Christchurch's first British migrants. There are plenty of references to the town’s colonial heritage character in carefully restored buildings, and more colourful, bohemian approaches – evidence of the local artisan community. A visit to the Lyttelton Timeball Station is worth every step up the hill for the Neo-Gothic architecture, views and the fascinating Victorian-era history of the Timeball keeping Greenwich time.

Lyttelton cafes

The main street and its surrounds provide you with a quirky coffee and artisan culture by day, fringed by steady seaport activity. By night you'll find music or even poetry in a cafe, bar or the Harbour Light venue. The Wunderbar is an iconic destination for its slightly dark and humourous approach to deco chic, and keep an eye out for posters advertising a subculture of theatre, cabaret and gigs, particularly at the Harbour Lights venue.

A trip to Lyttelton on Saturday morning will find the Farmer's Market in the school grounds buzzing with people enjoying music, and selecting from the area's venison and pork products, cheeses, organic fruits and vegetables, free range eggs, great coffee, Belgian chocolate, fudge, fresh bread and pastry vendors. Get down to the docks early for fresh fish off the boat – this is not available year round, so ask a local. In summer it's difficult to go past the General Store's huge icecreams for next-to-nothing...join the queue of locals and visitors waiting for their iconic treat.

Lyttelton marina

Lesser souls fail to appreciate that while one of New Zealand's busiest commercial seaports Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour have plenty to offer in the way of scenic enjoyment and gentle recreation. A short ferry ride across to Governor's Bay for a stroll will take you to pleasant heritage and swimming spots, and cruise options are available for the harbour, across to Quail Island and beyond to Akaroa.


Featured Lyttelton Events

Enjoy Life Tour with BREV.

Enjoy Life Tour with BREV.

Concerts & Gig Guide - Electronica Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

From Friday 7 February 2020 to Saturday 8 February 2020

BREV., from North Carolina USA, brings his insightful, melodic brand of Synthpop/R&B to New Zealand with the Enjoy Life Tour. Influenced by the likes of Kimbra, Chet Faker, and Anderson.Paak, BREV. weaves together lush... More...

Fermented Foods Workshop

Fermented Foods Workshop

Workshops, Conferences & Classes - Family & Lifestyle Events
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

From Tuesday 17 March 2020 to Tuesday 24 March 2020

Making your own fermented foods and drinks are an easy way to improve your digestive health, use a surplus of veggies and save money. At this hands-on workshop you'll learn the essentials of how to ferment vegetables... More...

Marina Bloom 'Back Where We Started' Album Release Tour

Marina Bloom 'Back Where We Started' Album Release Tour

Concerts & Gig Guide - Singer-Songwriter Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Sunday 1 March 2020

Marina will be hitting the major Kiwi centres in January and February in support of her highly-anticipated forthcoming album ‘Back Where We Started’ to be released early 2020. Marina will be performing an intimate... More...

Ben Hurley & Friends

Ben Hurley & Friends

Performing Arts - Comedy Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Wednesday 18 March 2020

One of the most recognisable and hairy comedy faces to come out of New Zealand is coming back to Wunderbar! Ben Hurley!! Winner of all of the awards! The Billy T Award, The Fred Dagg Award, Comedy Guild 2016 Best Male... More...

Wunderbar Comedy Night

Wunderbar Comedy Night

Performing Arts - Comedy Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

From Thursday 30 January 2020 to Thursday 26 November 2020

Come along to Christchurch's most unique little bar for an evening of laughs nestled in the the grooviest back room you've ever set your eyes upon... plus just the right amount of disco balls! This show opens with a... More...

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