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Address: SH74, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Beautiful landscape, hills and sea.

Went to Lyttelton for a relaxing lunch, have also taken the boat from here across to Diamond Harbour on another occasion, pleasant trip. Lyttelton is slowly getting back to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer J
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Sydney
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77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this place after I witness the Ariel view from the hilltop a great place to visit walk around and chill

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Lyttelton for a relaxing lunch, have also taken the boat from here across to Diamond Harbour on another occasion, pleasant trip. Lyttelton is slowly getting back to normal after the earthquake still work to be completed, nice variety of cafes and a small market on a Saturday morning. You can get there through the tunnel from Heathcote or... More 

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Thank Jennifer J
Telford, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Lyttelton for a day out, but ending up coming back one hour into it! Nothing much to do around there other than a boat trip. Nice to see where our container will be going when we move back to the UK though! My advice would be plan before you go, so you have something setting stone to... More 

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Thank Becky L
London, United Kingdom
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88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just out of ChCh this is the main port. I feel it may have been better when Captain Cook & his band of brigands tipped up. It's not an inspiring place, somewhat ugly & partially functional

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Thank Kevin J
Melbourne, Australia
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130 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

close to Christchurch, this traditional sea side town is lovely with great cafes and bars. some earthquake issues but through the tunnel and you are in Christchurch in about 15 minutes. and the other side is beautiful, lakes and craters and worth the drive up to Little River. Lyttelton is a really beautiful place to stay

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Thank ColingUnther
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to confess that this is my home suburb. I have lived here for 25 years and I love it, so not an impartial reviewer. There are so many lovely corners and quirky features to the area, but a visitor has to look and , ideally, walk past the rather industrial working port to find them. Walking up the... More 

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the port was privatised, the wharves were denied to the public except the one for the Diamond Harbour ferry. The main street of Lyttelton has some shops and a pub (although I think the "port-hole pub" has closed. Try the Wunderbar.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harbour and much evidence of damage. Sad to see churches gone.the Main Street is reviving great views

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Thank John W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I send airbnb guests there all the time. They have a great Farmers market on Saturdays and then great coffee shops and bars to relax afterwards.. A very interesting and quirky place to visit. throw in your beach gear as well as there are some lovely swimming beaches going towards Governors Bay.

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Thank cheryl635
Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Entry to Lyttleton via tunnel or summit road gives impressive views. We had breakfast and light lunch there and both were good. As gateway to the Banks peninsula, it's a stunning starting point. History of the port fascinating and it's the start of the early settlers' bridle oath, which is worth the climb- luckily for us, not carrying most of... More 

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