Lyttelton

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About Lyttelton
Lyttelton is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour close to Banks Peninsula, a suburb of Christchurch, on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Much of Lyttelton's architectural heritage was lost as a result of the earthquakes in 2010/11, as damage was deemed too extensive for reconstruction.

Diamond Harbour is a ferry ride across from the port. Take in the cliff top views of the harbour, fish off the wharf or relax with a picnic in the peaceful surroundings.

Many visitors head to Christchurch which was also severely damaged in the earthquakes. As a result, there may be renovations going on or attractions closed. Please check in advance with tourist information.

Places to visit here include Lake Pukaki, The Court Theatre and Banks Peninsula which offers stunning views, beautiful bays and walking tracks.

The Christchurch Botanical Gardens is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.

Take the scenic train journey from Picton to Christchurch via the coast for breathtaking views.

Just south of the city, Port Hills offer walking, cycling and driving opportunities all with lovely views of the city and beyond. The Sugarloaf Preserve and Victoria Park are located near here.

Cashel Street has sprung up from the rubble of the earthquake damage. It features quirky looking, mainly expensive designer style shops, made from brightly coloured shipping containers.

Christchurch's main shopping area is around Cathedral Square, which is dominated by the neo-Gothic Cathedral. The huge, 18m tall metal sculpture - the Chalice, commemorates the millennium. A number of cafes and bars surround the square. Local crafts, such as pottery, jewellery and bone carvings make good gifts.

Other places of interest include the Canterbury and Air Force Museums, Orana Wildlife Park and Adrenalin Forest, a multi level aerial obstacle course.

There are many options on offer for dining, including fresh local seafood and spring lamb.
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Lyttelton Port is about 8 miles from Christchurch's city centre. However, after the 2011 earthquake devastated much of the area including the harbour, most ships now anchor and tender into Akaroa, a 1.5 hour drive from Christchurch.

In Akaroa, i-SITE facilities can be found at the end of the Akaroa Wharf and at 120 Rue Jolie.

(Prior to 2011, Cashin Quay was the main cruise berth in Lyttelton. Smaller ships also berthed at No. 2 East Wharf, Inner Harbour).

It may still be many years before cruise ships can dock at Lyttelton itself.

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