Lyttelton
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1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I’m a local to lyttelton and this place is a toxic mess of 24 hours 7 days a week industrial noise, polluted harbour and consistently bad air quality. Christchurch Council don’t care the owners of the port (lpc) don’t care the residents have given, this place does not meet the basic world health organisation standards for living.
Written 15 April 2024
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Barbara F
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We were made to feel very unwelcome and uncomfortable by the clear antisemitic and anti Israel sentiment throughout the town where we tried stopped for a coffee
Written 29 February 2024
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london057
Dublin, OH666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
First of all this a suburb of Christchurch . Second this is were the cruise ships 🚢 dock . Lastly, this town is very charming too .
Written 22 January 2024
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NamFahBluewaterworld
Surin, Thailand3,146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was a great view and such a stunning view and a nice walk. Especially in the sunshine and blue sky it was a lovely day and great pictures.
Written 18 December 2023
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Trisha K
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Mostly an unwelcoming port town. There were a few signs around clearly stating that some businesses didn't want tourists in their town. We visited on our way back from lunch at Akaroa (gorgeous tourist bay town) to see the partially rebuilt Timeball Station. It was really interesting, even though a bit tricky to visit as there is no clearly marked parking. The views to and from the town are lovely, so maybe worth a quick stop for the Timeball Station, and coffee or food from a business (find one WITHOUT the signs.)
Written 30 August 2023
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NickyP54
Bargara, Australia1,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Thoroughly enjoyed our farmers market morning out in this unspoilt township. Well preserved heritage buildings, a great rural-cum-harbourside vibe, a range of quality produce on offer and a funky little craft brewery in the centre of town.
Written 23 August 2023
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Amanda M
Coventry, UK30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Someone suggested we catch the bus from Christchurch to lyttelton. Thought we were coming to a nice bay to catch lunch and a nice view.
It's a port town and they make it clear they don't want tourists.
Went to in to local cafe but sign on door was clear they weren't happy about tourism, so we saved our money, got back on bus to have lunch in Christchurch
Written 8 August 2023
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moonlotus18
Hamilton, New Zealand1,971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This place is quite accessible from Christchurch. We made a day trip to explore and have a stroll through town. We enjoyed chatting to locals at the local shops and finding out about the town’s history at the information centre. We took a short walk to see the Timeball as well. Would highly recommend.
Written 15 April 2023
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Brissy2
Hervey Bay, Australia8,247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A tiny and friendly township about 15minutes (13km) out of Christchurch via some tunnels and a scenic drive. Lyttelton is a small, very hilly and pretty township where the big cruise ships berth at the wharf.
Written 6 April 2023
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Kim A
Port Byron, IL135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The views on the road from Christchurch to Lyttelton are amazing at every turn. We stopped at a local beach where some people were rowing in double canoes. I think they are called "waka" but don't quote me on that.
We stopped in town for a cup of coffee and enjoyed window shopping too. It's a great place to visit on your way to Sumner.
Written 27 February 2023
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