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It is a port but with beautiful panoramic view

It is a port but with beautiful panoramic views. The port of Christchurch, this small suburb offers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
santo t
Auckland, New Zealand
Glad we went

A very cute town on the edge of a Port. We were delighted with the quaint street with interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tania D
Perth, Australia
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Sh74, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a port but with beautiful panoramic views. The port of Christchurch, this small suburb offers both a busy commercial port while keep its character as mountainous terrain with very beautiful panoramic view. The blue water below, busy port with big ships for coal...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very cute town on the edge of a Port. We were delighted with the quaint street with interesting little shops. For lunch we had the best vegan in town and it was delicious. It's definitely worth driving from Christchurch to see.

Thank Tania D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a car it is worth a drive through the road tunnel to have a look at Lyttelton. It is a very old part of Canterbury and has a large working port. It is quite small and set on a hill but it...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

An interesting part of the Christchurch area and best visited on market morning when the place is buzzing. Great vibe with live jazz, dancers, performers and good variety of stalls, plus the adjacent shops are open also. Several choices of eateries and the i-site is...More

Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Taste great food and get fresh veges every Saturday , Then go for a walk around the bays. Plan for day trip always a delight.

Thank screensareus
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Lyttelton is a port. It was interesting to see it but other than the town and port facilities it did not offer us much else.

Thank SydneyStuart
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Lyttelton is a working port so lots of coming and goings and it can be quite noisey. It is worth spending a couple of hours here. It is an interesting place to wander around. Even though it was hit hard by the earthquakes it is...More

Thank Sonya W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

On a sunny Saturday you just can't beat Lyttelton for good food, great coffee (often roasted in situ). I take all my visitors to see where our city began. If visiting the Saturday Market it is wise to take the #28 bus as parking is...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Went to this quaint little place to explore and have lunch. Really nice place with great places to eat while you watch the scenes at the port.

Thank ashweeni l
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Since the earthquakes it is difficult to even find a cafe to have a coffee. Not easy for drive around and only worth the drive round the bays to check out the views of the harbour.

Thank Jo P
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