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Things to do around Lyttelton Harbour

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.

Phone: (03) 328 7517
Address: 47 London Street, Lyttelton

Grubb Cottage

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

Lyttel Soccer

lyttel soccer
Football games for children between 3 and 12, every Sunday at 10am. Free and all welcome!

Phone: 021 41 41 72
Address: Godley Quay Rugby Pitch, Lyttelton

Quail island

black cat cruises quail island
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

Phone: 0800 937 946

Jack Tar Sailing Co
Phone: 027 4355 239

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

She Chocolat

Cafe, restaurant and chocolaterie; food, drinks, atmosphere and chocolate-making workshops!

Phone: (03) 329 9825
Address: 79 Main Road, Governors Bay, RD1 Lyttelton, Christchurch 8971

Blue Duck Cafeblue 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

barrys bay cheese
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.

Phone: (03) 304 5809
Address: Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Barry’s Bay, Akaroa

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.

Phone: 0800 548 323

Jack Tar Sailing

jack tar
Private hire sailing tours starting from Lyttelton.

Phone: 027 4355 239

Explore Canterbury

explore canterbury
Private hire tours starting from Akaroa, Lyttelton or Christchurch.

Phone: 021 254 4986

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

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