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“not much there unfortunately”
Review of Lyttelton

Lyttelton
Ranked #34 of 233 things to do in Christchurch
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“not much there unfortunately”
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Lyttelton was a major casuality of the Christchurch earthquake, lots of buildings have disappeared and whats left of the town is pretty depressing looking. Maybe give it a year or so, construction is underway albeit slowly...carry on around to diamond harbour.

Visited November 2012
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Port worth a visit”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We had a family reunion, and walked about the ytownship. It was still alive after many shakes. the cafes alive, the streets busy, and the people most friendly.

Visited May 2012
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Western Victoria
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61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Harder hit!”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

I had seen some of ChCh but was surprised at the damaged caused to the small village of Lyttleton. A beautiful harbour with houses (and a cemtery) dotting the hills it seems to have lost about 75% of its shops. The remainder are battling on and hopefully more will rebuild and bring back the village.

Visited September 2012
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Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Eclectic Lyttelton”
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Great Saturday market, wonderfully positive people despite the quake damage. Anywhere that you can see the sea (in case harbour) is interesting.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Visit The Frighteners graveyard in Lyttleton!”
Reviewed 31 May 2012

If you are driving through to Akaroa you will pass through Lyttelton on the way.
This is a great little town with lovely views of the harbour and Port Hills.
It's a nice place to stop for a drink or lunch in a cafe.
The best thing though is to visit the graveyard which appeared in the movie The Frighteners with Michael J. Fox. There are two so make sure you go to the correct one! Facing up the hill it's the one on the left above the centre of town! We went to the wrong one the first time!
We haven't been back since the quakes so I don't know how, if any, damage may have been done. Cute town though!

Visited June 2011
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