Lyttelton is the South Island's principle deep water port and is located 12 from Christchurch by a tunnel under the Port Hills. Lyttelton was badly damaged by the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes and many of its historical buildings were destroyed. Lyttelton remains a beautiful port town with stunning views of the Lyttelton Harbour and the surrounding hills. Lyttelton Harbour itself as well as the surrounding Port Hills and Banks Peninsula were formed by ancient volcanoes. more
Lyttelton Activities include stunning cruises and tours out into the picturesque Lyttelton Harbour as well as to the beautiful Quail Island and Diamond Harbour.
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Mobile-friendly - Explore Lyttelton Harbour with Black Cat Cruises. We offer ferry services to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. Spend half the day walking and learning about the history of Quail Island, or take a trip to Diamond Harbour for swimming, visiting the farmers market or enjoying a picnic. Private charters also available. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4.
Mobile-friendly - Here at Christchurch Touring Company, we specialise in small group tours, luxury charter services, cruise ship excursions and exclusive airport transfers. Our range includes Christchurch City, Canterbury and the surrounding regions – including Kaikoura, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, Hanmer Springs and further afield.
Treat yourself to a luxurious escape at our lodge accommodation in Diamond Harbour, overlooking magnificent Lyttelton Harbour on the Banks Peninsula. Our clifftop hideaway offers vistas of sea sky and volcanic hills, a fitting backdrop to our beautifully appointed guestrooms. Diamond Harbour directly opposite Lyttelton, just outside Christchurch. Accessed by road from Christchurch or take a 10-minute ferry from Lyttleton.
The Godley Head WWII coastal defence battery sits atop sheer 120 metre-high cliffs. Built in 1939, it is ranked in the top ten New Zealand coastal defence heritage sites. The Tunnel Track, some buildings and the gun emplacements are closed due to damage from the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
We offer first-class service at very reasonable rates. We meet and greet at airport, railway station, hotel. Come and see Christchurch and the Canterbury region with us. Our drivers excel in covering all points of interest in a professional manner and have a comprehensive knowledge of the area. See us first. We are also available for small group tours.
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Mobile-friendly - We specialise in quality chauffeured travel around Christchurch and New Zealand. We utilise the latest model European luxury vehicles to deliver you to your destination in unrivalled style, safety and comfort. Our chauffeurs take pride in providing the superior service and respect you deserve. We can transfer your wedding guests to and/or from venues around Christchurch in style and comfort.
A view of Lyttelton Harbour facing West towards Diamond Harbour
An up to date view of the inner harbour looking towards Diamond Harbour
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