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Address: Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-328 9093
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Ferry to Diamond Harbour

Take the Black Diamond ferry across to Diamond Harbour and walk up to the village for a coff, icecream ,drink or a meal. A delightful day away from the city but so close.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Zealand
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New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the Black Diamond ferry across to Diamond Harbour and walk up to the village for a coff, icecream ,drink or a meal. A delightful day away from the city but so close.

Thank sailorlass
Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

there is nothing to see in Lyttelton, an industrial port, best thing on the water is the waterfront fish restaurant

Thank drjohnmd
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812 reviews
581 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We took the ferry from Diamond Harbour to Lyttelton Harbour for dinner. The whole port was filled with huge logs. It is not a pretty harbour and you have to climb up the hill to the main street which is where the restaurants are.

Thank wwjd1947
Christchurch, New Zealand
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121 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lyttelton is a fun, quirky place to visit because, although it's 15 minutes from Christchurch, just through the long white tiled tunnel or over the Summit Road and Crater Rim, it feels completely distant and different. There is a working port where ship life of all kinds goes on. The little town is located on a steep hillside, with multitudes... More 

Thank milliesmum2016
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great trip by ferry from Lyttelton to Diamond Harbour where there are lots of walks and soon to be two cafes

Thank avoca063
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The harbour front was affected by the earthquakes. The drive to the harbour gave us magnificent vistas of the beautiful bays and ocean front with houses and townships rising up the mountainside. Lyttelton Harbour city itself was quaint and certainly worth a visit. If going via winding roads is not your cup of tea, then use the harbour tunnel from... More 

Thank Kumar S
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Bike over the hill or enjoy the drive. Many top rated Cafes, quirky shops and people. Beautiful views, always enjoyable visiting this quaint wee town, market days are great too!

Thank Shane C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you're visiting Christchurch then pop over and have a look at Lyttelton harbour. It's disappointing there's not many places to go fishing which is a real shame.

Thank jonnyandellen
Derby, United Kingdom
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615 reviews
334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The harbour can been seen from the pavement and is interesting if you like to see different sized ships being unloaded. There are huge stacks of freshly cut logs on the quay side and the smell is wonderful. We saw several different types of ships in different colours which made very good subjects against the blue sky and sea.

Thank old_romantics_2000
Hong Kong, China
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140 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Is quite easy to access from the Christchuch's cbd. I arrived here by the public bus and recommended by the bus terminal staff for a day trip alone. Is a pretty queit and peaceful town, interesting to discover a shipyard in this area. A fun daytrip i had with few local residents helpful advice while i lost abit way. Do... More 

Thank Jocy L

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