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Old world charm

Visited on Wednesday 23rd May. We like the feel of Lyttelton with its amazing views of the harbour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
Quaint spot

Bus from Christchurch cheap to get you across to Lyttleton, small busy little place, with an... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
michtucker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of quirky restaurants and bars. Try the Porthole. A bar in a shipping container. Busy port and a new marina. Take the ferry to Diamond Hbr and back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth checking this place out - so quirky!! Also a few swimming spots around this area with small beaches!! Also a few walks you can do!! Definitely recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Wednesday 23rd May. We like the feel of Lyttelton with its amazing views of the harbour and port area. Just a pity so much was destroyed in the earthquake and yet to be rebuilt.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a stunning view of Lyttelton one gets when we drive up some of the hilly streets in town. Magical. Very quaint and breathtaking. Definitely a place to visit when in Christchurch by travelling through the tunnel and coming back via the Port Hills. The...More

Thank a1job
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my impression since the non arrival of cruiseships due to the earthquake. Some empty shops and damaged buildings still apparent.

Thank robin p
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The drive through the tunnel is fun. Quaint town. We drove up a steep street and made our girls walk down! They got some great photos of harbour views, old houses and cars! Still some buildings showing scars of the earthquakes. One main street with...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I visit Lyttelton frequently with friends for a coffee and to look in the gift/trinket shops. Every Saturday morning until 1pm Lyttelton has a market in the main street that is mostly food but has art and craft/trinket stalls too. I recently went to the...More

Thank 802peter
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Bus from Christchurch cheap to get you across to Lyttleton, small busy little place, with an awesome bakery, so I'm told. Bakery sells out quite fast with delicious foods and then closes for the day. A couple of nice looking pubs if you have the...More

Thank michtucker
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We went there about four times and I love the feel of the place. Easiest way of reviewing is to list what I like: General harbour views, particularly at sunset and night. Variety of buildings as you drive round the town. Fishermans Wharf is a...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 6 May 2018

So this was accessible by the bus line, which I highly recommend by the way, and I enjoyed seeing it, but it was a bit more industrial than anticipated. There are a couple of streets that are fun shopping. It was rainy and kind of...More

Thank Ali C
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