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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

Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

Festivals & Lifestyle - Festivals Events
Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Friday 29 June 2018

This year the much anticipated Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights will include:   Albion Square Stage with Mc Backyard Davey: - 7.00 - Street Parade - 7.20 - Lyttelton Primary School - 7.30 - Rapaki Whanau Kapa... More...

Haybales and Chandeliers

Haybales and Chandeliers

Performing Arts - Dance Events
Lyttelton Arts Factory, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Today to Sunday 1 July 2018

Rebound Dance Company has made a reputation for itself with innovative, high energy, clever, witty dance theatre performances. The contemporary dance company of mature and very experienced dancers, carries on this... More...

Nadia Reid High & Lonely NZ Tour: POSTPONED

Nadia Reid High & Lonely NZ Tour: POSTPONED

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

Today to Monday 25 June 2018

Note: Due to circumstances outside of our control, Nadia’s Christchurch show has been rescheduled. Nadia Reid, will be hitting the road this June/July for a 13 date tour of New Zealand. The High & Lonely Tour will... More...

Lyttelton Crafts and Treasures

Festivals & Lifestyle - Markets and Fairs Events
Collett's Corner, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

From Saturday 30 June 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018

A talented and varied array of artisan craft stalls combined with other stalls selling retro clothing and collectibles. Held adjacent to the popular and famous Lyttelton Farmer's Market. More...

Wunderbar Comedy Night!

Wunderbar Comedy Night!

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

From Thursday 28 June 2018 to Thursday 29 November 2018

On the last Thursday of every month! Hosted and headlined by a pro each time!! Joined by comics across a range of experience and styles to complete the evening! Come join us for a laugh! Show kicks off at 7pm. More...

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