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Cruise to Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand

Lyttelton lives up to the quaintness implied by its name, with a population of just under 3,000 people — but the welcoming town is home to big travel attractions and major beauty. With your cruise to Christchurch, take a scenic hike up Mount Cavendish — part of the crater wall of an extinct volcano, the mountain's peak offers panoramic views of rugged Pegasus Bay. Head into downtown Lyttelton to explore independent boutiques and a lively arts scene: Pop in for an afternoon theatre performance at the popular Lyttelton Arts Factory. Christchurch is just a 20-minute drive from the Lyttelton cruise port. Visit Christchurch and stroll through beautifully manicured Hagley Park or see Maori artifacts at the Canterbury Museum.
National Language English
Currency Accepted New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Things To Do in Lyttelton (Christchurch)

New Zealand Christchurch Cableway Overlooking Mountains

AERIAL AWAKENING

New Zealand Christchurch Cableway Overlooking Mountains

New Zealand Christchurch Cableway Overlooking Mountains

AERIAL AWAKENING

Located between Christchurch and Lyttelton, Christchurch Gondola is a must-visit attraction. From your cable car, expect to see incredible 360-degree views of Christchurch, Lyttelton and the Southern Alps. At the summit, visit the cafe for a treat, browse the Shop at the Top and go back in time on the Time Tunnel ride.

New Zealand Lyttelton Harbor in Christchurch

HIKE THE HILLS

New Zealand Lyttelton Harbor in Christchurch

New Zealand Lyttelton Harbor in Christchurch

HIKE THE HILLS

If you're looking to capture beautiful views by foot, Lyttelton is the place to be. You'll find the hiking trails of the Pony Point Reserve along the coast, while you can trek the Urumau Loop to venture up Mount Pleasant. Catch glimpses of paradise on a hike down the Whakaraupo Loop in historic Bridle Path.

New Zealand Christchurch Speed Boat Excursion
New Zealand Christchurch Speed Boat Excursion

KICK IT IN CHRISTCHURCH

With buses departing regularly that connect Lyttelton to its big neighbor, why not head into Christchurch and see how the Garden City has been revitalized following the Christchurch Earthquake of 2011. Wander through the Botanic Gardens or take a speedboat down the Waimakariri River. Regardless of how you choose to explore, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty during your Christchurch cruise.

New Zealand Maori Food Kai Local Cuisine
New Zealand Maori Food Kai Local Cuisine

CUISINE

Glamour Cake is known for its delectable donuts and cheesecakes, but you're sure to make your taste buds happy with lolly cake, the traditional New Zealand dessert made of malt biscuits and fruit puffs. Seek out local delicacies like the slow-cooked Maori dish hangi, meat wrapped in flax leaves and smoked by hot stones, or the signature Sang Choi Bao, a dumpling with ginger and minced pork and beef, at SUPER in Christchurch.

New Zealand Christchurch Local Yarn Spinner
New Zealand Christchurch Local Yarn Spinner

SHOPPING

Stop by Spooky Boogie to grab coffee at the cafe and limited-edition shirts and art in the shopping center. Or head to Henry Trading, a local gift shop, to find souvenirs like a Lyttelton tote bag, tea towel or badge. If handmade gifts made from local wool are more your style, be sure to visit the many shops in the area.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Visit Lyttelton Harbour Information Center for up-to-date recommendations and advice from locals.
2 Be prepared for all weather conditions, especially if you're planning on hiking around Lyttelton.
3 Tipping is not expected across New Zealand, but you're welcome to leave a few extra dollars if you'd like.

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