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Interesting to see but not much to stay around for

We visited Lyttleton as part of a day riding around on the local buses to see the coastal areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leanne m
Sydney, Australia
Port town with some art and cafes

The town is mostly about the port but is good for a walk, with a number of old and interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“working port” (12 reviews)
“port town” (5 reviews)
Sh74, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lyttleton as part of a day riding around on the local buses to see the coastal areas. This area was interesting for a quick look but there wasn't much to stay around for. On a sunny day it was nice to sit a...More

Thank leanne m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town is mostly about the port but is good for a walk, with a number of old and interesting buildings, good graffiti and some art installations and some good cafes and bars, particularly on London St. The town has history as the first English...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit isolated but some great views and old shops make it worth the while. In a region of FLAT land, its amazing to find hilly streets and shops build leaning on them. Found a good second hand shop and cafes. Keep away from the...More

Thank SeventhDayEdenChurch
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It is a port but with beautiful panoramic views. The port of Christchurch, this small suburb offers both a busy commercial port while keep its character as mountainous terrain with very beautiful panoramic view. The blue water below, busy port with big ships for coal...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A very cute town on the edge of a Port. We were delighted with the quaint street with interesting little shops. For lunch we had the best vegan in town and it was delicious. It's definitely worth driving from Christchurch to see.

Thank Tania D
Reviewed 20 October 2017

If you have a car it is worth a drive through the road tunnel to have a look at Lyttelton. It is a very old part of Canterbury and has a large working port. It is quite small and set on a hill but it...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 15 October 2017

An interesting part of the Christchurch area and best visited on market morning when the place is buzzing. Great vibe with live jazz, dancers, performers and good variety of stalls, plus the adjacent shops are open also. Several choices of eateries and the i-site is...More

Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Taste great food and get fresh veges every Saturday , Then go for a walk around the bays. Plan for day trip always a delight.

Thank screensareus
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Lyttelton is a port. It was interesting to see it but other than the town and port facilities it did not offer us much else.

Thank SydneyStuart
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Lyttelton is a working port so lots of coming and goings and it can be quite noisey. It is worth spending a couple of hours here. It is an interesting place to wander around. Even though it was hit hard by the earthquakes it is...More

Thank Sonya W
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