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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

Get Outdoors Week 2019

Get Outdoors Week 2019

Sports & Outdoors - Outdoors, Tramping Events
Lyttelton, Christchurch District, Canterbury

Friday 22 February 2019

As part of Get Outdoors Week 2019 we have made a placeholder meetup for you to get into the outdoors and enjoy a beautiful walk! Meet Up: Rapaki Track Join others on a 45 minutes one way walk, Rapaki Track... More...

Wunderbar Comedy Night - VIP Package

Wunderbar Comedy Night - VIP Package

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

Thursday 28 February 2019

Join us for our Wunderbar Comedy Night. Packed full of amazing comedians, and hosted and headlined by a pro comedian each time. Joined by open mic comics across a range of experience and styles to complete the... More...

Rhomboid: Psychedelic David Bowie Night

Rhomboid: Psychedelic David Bowie Night

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

From Saturday 13 April 2019 to Sunday 14 April 2019

Christchurch's own Psychedelic Wizard Funk Band Rhomboid are back with another magical Bowie night for 2019. Performing an original set and then an hour and a half of unique Bowie Remakes featuring the Rhomboid... More...

Harry Potter Quiz Night

Harry Potter Quiz Night

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

Wednesday 6 March 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...



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

Friday 5 April 2019

The internationally award-winning modern retelling of an ancient myth is on tour in NZ for the very first time! Dave is single and turning 30. He’s stood at the bar. Eurydice is a tree nymph. And Bruce Springsteen... More...

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