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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

Rhomboid: Psychedelic David Bowie Night

Rhomboid: Psychedelic David Bowie Night

Classic Rock Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

From Saturday 29 February 2020 to Sunday 1 March 2020

Christchurch's own Psychedelic Wizard Funk band come together again to play their own funky remakes of Rock'n'Roll's original changeling, David Bowie. The night's entertainment will consist of... - A set of Rhomboid... More...

The Adele and Amy Songbook

The Adele and Amy Songbook

Covers, Tribute Bands Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

Sunday 20 September 2020

Direct From Melbourne. The Adele and Amy Songbook "Playing the very best from Adele and Amy Winehouse" Wunderbar, Sunday 20th September Tickets: GA $39 Doors 7pm. Show starts 8pm Australia's brightest new... More...

Wunderbar Comedy Night

Wunderbar Comedy Night

Comedy Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

From Thursday 27 February 2020 to Thursday 26 November 2020

Come along to Christchurch's most unique little bar for an evening of laughs nestled in the the grooviest back room you've ever set your eyes upon... plus just the right amount of disco balls! This show opens with a... More...

EURYDICE - Lyttelton

EURYDICE - Lyttelton

Theatre Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

Thursday 2 April 2020

A searing mix of spoken word and live electronica. Leni is five years old, holding a Superman costume for her first day at school. Eurydice is five years into the rest of her life, with a bee tattoo on her wrist. A... More...

Lee Martin and Chris and the Kingsmen Live

Lee Martin and Chris and the Kingsmen Live

Alternative, Indie Events
Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

Friday 10 April 2020

Lee Martin and her band will be joining forces with Chris and the Kingsmen for a spectacular night of live music at the iconic Wunderbar in Lyttleton. Lee Martin is a New Zealand based singer/songwriter who has been... More...

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