Things to do around Lyttelton Harbour
Lyttelton Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday from 10am until 1pm, tasty goodness all the way down London Street!
Address: London Street, Lyttelton
Lyttelton Garage Sale
Every Saturday at 10am, second hand bargains and household goods.
Address: The Portal, 54a Oxford Street, Lyttelton
Live Jazz Sundays
Live jazz music on the deck of Freemans restaurant every Sunday afternoon at 3pm.
One of the oldest surviving Canterbury buildings, the cottage sustained a small amount of earthquake damage which has now been mostly fixed. The Grubb Cottage Trust will initially be opening the cottage on Saturday mornings from 10am until noon for people to view this historic treasure. The first public opening is Saturday 24 August 2013.
Address: 62 London Street, Lyttelton
Orton Bradley Park
Picnic and barbecue areas under old trees and with access to various walking tracks.
Phone: (03) 329 4730
Address: Charteris Bay, Lyttelton 8971
Football games for children between 3 and 12, every Sunday at 10am. Free and all welcome!
A small uninhabited island within Lyttelton Harbour was once used for training sled dogs and ponies for Antarctic expeditions, but now is mostly empty except for sea birds and visitors. It is Canterbury’s largest island but is easily explored in a day.Transportation can be provided by: Black Cat Cruises
Little River Gallery and Cafe
A warm, rural cafe on the road to Akaroa – right next door to a wonderful gallery of acrylics, oil on canvases, bronze, glass pieces and much more!
Phone: (03) 325 1944
Address: Main Road, Little River, Banks Peninsula
Cafe, restaurant and chocolaterie; food, drinks, atmosphere and chocolate-making workshops!
Blue Duck Cafe
Warm, rural and welcoming cafe, open Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm, Friday evening dine-in and takeaway from 5.30pm
Phone: (03) 329 7800
Address: junction of Gebbies Pass Road and Christchurch-Akaroa road
Wheatsheaf Tavern and Pub
A place to down a hearty mug of beer alongside a plateful of potato chips, Wheatsheaf is loved among local farmers and weekend (motorcycle) travellers. Bayside Fitness Gym next door offers a place to exercise, too.
Phone: (03) 329 9724
Address: junction of Gebbies Pass Road and Teddington – Governors Bay Road
Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory
Making cheese since 1895, their milk still comes from local cows and cheeses are still handcrafted. They are the only New Zealand cheese maker still making cheddar using the original cheddaring process.
Whakaraupo Carving Centre
The centre teaches traditional Maori carving. Visitors are welcome, but by appointment only.
Phone: (03) 741 1410
Address: 30 Godley Quay Lyttelton 8082
Paragliding above Lyttelton Harbour from 13 different take-off sites.
Jack Tar Sailing
Private hire sailing tours starting from Lyttelton.
Private hire tours starting from Akaroa, Lyttelton or Christchurch.
Bayside Fitness Gym
Located next door to Wheatsheaf Pub, Bayside Fitness is accessible by swipe card and is unmanned. Casual rate is $10 per visit or $25 per week. For private or group training sessions please call trainer Chad Gibson.
Aadress: 554 Teddington – Governors Bay Road
Phone: (03) 329 9525, 027 773 0036