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Lyttelton Harbour

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Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Just arrive here and i am lucky that i will stay here for a week onboard a vessel. Very nice quiet port and easy with transport and a very helpfull agent

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kmittag
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

A quaint town with a lovely working harbour. Plenty of places to view and look down upon the harbour, although I didn’t see any public access. Worth a look and f passing through or staying.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 29 August 2018

There are great views of the harbour and peninsula, and of a working port but you can't take the kids fishing off the wharf. Quite unfortunate that this access has been lost.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geebass
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Visited on Wednesday 23rd May. As you drive through the tunnel you know you have arrived at Lyttelton and get to see the harbour stretched out in front of you. We went for a drive to Governor's Bay and back to Lyttelton so beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Harbour is atteactive but, inaccessible. No fishing off the pier with the kids! Unfriendly and under-develloped waterfront.A poorly developed resource for tourists.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul E
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We drove around the harbour from Governors Bay to Diamond Harbour and on our return it was high tide and the harbour was like a mirror. Just a beautiful sight.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Nice little harbour. It reminded me of the olden days, with Lyttelton perched up on the mountain behind it. Driving through the tunnel from Christchurch and then seeing there harbour is nice.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 79Landcruiser
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The harbour is in actual fact a port so isn't cruise liner worthy since the earthquakes. I wouldn't pay for a tour bus there, but I would suggest, if you have a car ,to go there & experience the drive through the tunnel & the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Iwashere2
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Hidden behind the Skyline, it is a very nice spot to spend a couple of hours. Great place to park the car and walk around the town. If you go on a Saturday, the market would be on.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mefa1984
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been living here for three months now and I really enjoy the vibe. There is a great market here every Saturday where I can buy everything I need for great wholesome/organic meals. When the weather is fine, it is divine. People here are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Sansan63
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