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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

Peninsula Art Auction

Peninsula Art Auction

Exhibitions - Craft & Object Art Events
Lyttelton Primary School, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Sunday 9 April 2017

In 2017, the Exhibition and Art Auction will run over the weekend of 8 - 9 April 2017 at Lyttelton Primary School on Oxford Street, in Lyttelton. We expect to have over 100 pieces of art including jewelry, paintings,... More...

Lads On Tour Cabaret 2017

Lads On Tour Cabaret 2017

Performing Arts - Cabaret, Burlesque Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Today only at 8:00 p.m.

Feral Grace Productions proudly presents their 22nd Lads on Tour Cabaret... Join comedian Feather Unsure and a motley crew of local talent for a variety show jam packed with circus, stand-up comedy, burlesque, dance,... More...

Lyttelton Farmers Market

Lyttelton Farmers Market

Festivals & Lifestyle - Markets and Fairs Events
Lyttelton Farmers Market, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

From Saturday 25 March 2017 to Saturday 30 December 2017

The market is open every Saturday - rain, hail or shine, all seasons and all weathers, including 2016 Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Please support local growers and artisan food makers by buying from an authentic... More...

Rhomboid: Psychedelic Beatles Night

Rhomboid: Psychedelic Beatles Night

Concerts & Gig Guide - Covers, Tribute Bands Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

From Saturday 25 March 2017 to Sunday 26 March 2017

Do you like the Beatles, we like the Beatles too! A grand night out with Christchurch's own Psychedelic Wizard Funk Band. After an original set, the second half will feature over an hour of well known songs from... More...

Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail

Sports & Outdoors - Sailing Events
Naval Point Club Lyttelton, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

From Saturday 25 March 2017 to Saturday 12 August 2017

Ever wanted to learn to sail? Now's your chance! Learning to sail is a lot of fun and provides children and adults of all ages with valuable life skills. To help children and families to get into sailing in an easy... More...

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Clearview Lodge Relax just 10 mins from Christchurch Airport and 15 mins to the city centre. Share our Pinot Noirs,...

Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way TourChristchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour - Day Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $207.00 per person.

Take the scenic route from Christchurch to Mount Cook in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, admiring...

 

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