Lyttelton, which is also known as Ohinehou in Maori, is a port town that is found on the North shore of the town's harbor. The town lies on the Northwestern part of the Banks Peninsula, on the Eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island. The town was established as a landing point for sailors and tourists heading to Christchurch, which resulted in the town being referred to as the gateway to Canterbury by colonial settlers. Lyttelton was awarded the status of being a Category I Historic Area in 2009 by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, due to its importance as an area of cultural and historical heritage significance. Listed below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand:
- Adventurers and nature lovers alike should pay a visit to Volo Jetski Adventures. They have jetskis that they lease out to visitors for some thrilling jetski tours of the waters, surrounding Christchurch. It is a fun-filled activity that also doubles as a way to get scenic views of the town.
- Visitors should visit the Black Cat Quail Island Ferry that offers an array of boat tours between Lyttelton and the pretty Diamond Harbour. These boat tours allow visitors to get glimpses and see stunning views of the town's landscape from different perspectives.
- Adventurers should pay a visit to Quail Island. Here, people can enjoy leisurely walks that pass by shipwrecks, a former leper colony that was later used as a quarantine section by the early European settlers. In addition, the island is a habitat for some of the region's native birds.
- Visitors, who are interested in taking a culinary tour, should visit the Roots restaurant, which is run by the chef and owner, Giulio Sturla. The local dishes made there are simply a delicious, moreover, the chef reveals and describes each dish as it arrives at the table.