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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

The Jazz Quarter

The Jazz Quarter

Concerts & Gig Guide - Jazz Events
Hell Fire Club, Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Today to Wednesday 13 June 2018

Real Music isn't on the radio or on your iTunes digital micro what ever... its at the Hell Fire every Wednesday when the Jazz Quarter let loose and play some fantastic Jazz. Lead by Dan Callahan they are on a... More...

The Revolver Club

The Revolver Club

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

From Friday 1 June 2018 to Sunday 3 June 2018

A night of Cabaret starring a selection of the best acts in the country including the three headed entertainment monster from wellington Laser Kiwi and world class aerialist Jenny Ritchie from Swiss Nouveau Cirque... More...

Lyttelton Crafts and Treasures

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

From Saturday 26 May 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...

Nadia Reid High & Lonely NZ Tour

Nadia Reid High & Lonely NZ Tour

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

From Sunday 24 June 2018 to Monday 25 June 2018

Nadia Reid, will be hitting the road this June/July for a 13 date tour of New Zealand. The High & Lonely Tour will be her last for 2018 before she heads to the U.S. to begin work on record number three. Reid says she... More...

Mind Magic & Mystery Tour 18

Mind Magic & Mystery Tour 18

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

Friday 8 June 2018

Internationally renowned Xavier Crow is back in New Zealand and on tour one last time before his European Magic Tour 2018 Mind reading, Magic and Fire art at its finest comes to Halo Bar & Lounge Christchurch. Come... More...

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