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“Memory of the past”
Review of Lyttelton

Lyttelton
Ranked #34 of 248 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Lyttleton was a bohemian, thriving town. It's eclectic and filled with many talented musicians. Then, earthquakes struck and it's never the same again. Many iconic establishments are gone. So are many interesting buildings from the past. The place now is filled with empty barren sites that are awaiting for reconstruction to happen. Coming here is to remind yourself of sad things that occur to Canterbury. Its surrounding is beautiful, though. This is where Peter Jackson, of the Lords of the Rings fame shot the movie, the Frighteners at its nearby Cemetery.

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Lytteltown is slowly repairing itself after the earthquakes. It was proud of its arty and character-filled places, but you have to know where to find them as 80% is very dull. I think the Volcano is now back. That is barn-like but full of character and iconic touches (and people). But you might never find the good places, or not arrive at their best time.

Thank lis-lis
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Visit Lyttelton to be surrounded by the history of Christchurch and the early settlers. Also home to many artisans. Currently reinventing itself post earthquake.

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Reviewed 28 November 2012

This also is some where I have not been since 22nd February as did not want to be nosy but it is a great place to go

Thank Yvonne H
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Its a lovely place, but catches the wind. Its cuter than it was. The sdaness of post quake trauma has affected the feel of the place a wee bit, but I feeel it will repair and be even better than before.

Thank Lynnedoak
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