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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

Crap Music Rave Party: 80s & 90s Parties!

Crap Music Rave Party: 80s & 90s Parties!

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

From Friday 28 June 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019

Tomás Ford's Crap Music Rave Party is back at Wunderbar for two huge nights. Stacking two of the best decades for fantastically crap music, the 80s and 90s. What's a Crap Music Rave Party? Tomás is the world’s... More...

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Harry Potter Trivia Night

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

Wednesday 28 August 2019

The Wunderbar is hosting a Harry Potter Quiz Night. Are you a Harry Potter aficionado? Wish you had a Mauraders Map? Well, we can't give you one but we can give you a $50 Bar tab and a Harry Potter Themed Gift Basket... More...

Neil MacLeod - To Unfold Tour

Neil MacLeod - To Unfold Tour

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

Saturday 22 June 2019

Off the back of the acclaimed record, (produced by Devin Abrams) released in April 2019, Neil MacLeod is proud to announce the To Unfold Tour, bringing his beautiful and deeply introspective collection of songs to life... More...

Lord of the Rings Trivia Night

Lord of the Rings Trivia Night

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

Wednesday 31 July 2019

How well do you know Lord of The Rings? Form your own fellowship and come to our 'Lord of The Rings Trivia Night' and find out. There will be a $50 Bar Tab and Lord of the Rings themed prizes *Teams of 4 - 6... More...

Palaver: Hosted By Shay Horay

Palaver: Hosted By Shay Horay

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

From Thursday 20 June 2019 to Thursday 19 September 2019

Palaver Verb. Talk unproductively and at length.Shay Horay interviews world class entertainment legends LIVE at the Wunderbar. Some palaver and performance and it all comes together with a comedy collaboration... More...

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