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Amazing working harbour

We went to a restaurant overlooking the harbour and were overwhelmed by the activity and efficiency... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Scottish views!

The view across reminds me of a Scottish lock. Beautiful, but the port does spoil it. Grab fish and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit. Lyttleton is quaint and a busy town & seaport. Lots of hidden facts & information about Lyttleton's early pioneer days.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to a restaurant overlooking the harbour and were overwhelmed by the activity and efficiency in this harbour doing its best to come back after the earthquakes

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _chezza2229
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view across reminds me of a Scottish lock. Beautiful, but the port does spoil it. Grab fish and chips and head up to the view points.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive through The tunnel and expolre where our first settlers landed, walk the bridle path back to chch, check out Quail island or drop the rod in and catch a fish

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little town to visit. Still evidence of the Christchurch earthquake which is interesting but sad to see. Interesting shops with friend people worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Samdog50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lovely community feel, with friendly faces. You have the best of both worlds here mountains to hike and climb and beaches to see. The shops are amazing and people are very. Worth a trip anytime

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ItsIdeal
Reviewed 8 December 2018

The construction on the main highway and a restaurant that was closed rather spoiled our visit. But we did enjoy some of the views and had a good fish and chips lunch on the main street

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phloxylady2
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Lyttelton is quirky and fun and a little picture of thriginal days of Christchurch but it is still a working harbour so is a very interesting place to visit. There's always heaps of activity, as you would expect. It was extremely badly damaged in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is not the most visually stunning harbor because it's not just for sight-seeing but rather a working harbor with a lot of freight transit. Still worth a brief visit for a glimpse of the Pacific; also residential neighborhoods on steep hills that are reminiscent...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBA60302
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Lyttleton is an NZ jewel and as one of the first landing places by Capt. Cook on Endeavour in 1776 became a port in 1849 and is now a major port trading in timber, petrol and lpg. The port also has a new marina and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RamblerBournemouth
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