Diamond Harbour Tourism

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Diamond Harbour is a small settlement on Banks Peninsula, in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is on the peninsula's northern coast, on the southern shores of Lyttelton Harbour, and is administratively part of the city of Christchurch. The area was named by Mark Stoddart, who bought 500 acres (200 ha) of land in the area in 1856. The name is applied not only to Diamond Harbour proper but to the nearby settlements of Church Bay, Charteris Bay, and Purau. In the 2006 census, this area had a population of slightly under 1,400. A ferry connects Diamond Harbour to Lyttelton, on the harbour's northern shore. In combination with buses from Lyttelton to Christchurch, this allows residents of Diamond Harbour to commute to the city. Until 2012 Godley House, built in 1880 by Harvey Hawkins on land purchased from Stoddart, was still standing. However, it was critically damaged in the 2011 earthquake and has since been demolished. Stoddart Cottage, built for Stoddart's wedding in 1862, is the oldest building still standing, and was registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category I historic building in 1990. The artist Margaret Stoddart grew up in the cottage.


Planning a vacation to Diamond Harbour in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Kaikoura, New Zealand. Kaikoura is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Tranzalpine Ride, International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Museum. Also, to reach Diamond Harbour, you'll have to take a flight to Kaikoura; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Diamond Harbour*

  • Pollution Statistics in Diamond Harbour

    Know the pollution level of Diamond Harbour before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 26.19 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 22.62 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 23.81 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 7.89 (Very Low)
  • Diamond Harbour: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Diamond Harbour for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Diamond Harbour.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.66 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.79 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.95 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.02 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.66 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.19 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.93 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.05 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.31 (Moderate)
  • Living in Diamond Harbour - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Diamond Harbour is 187.57 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.04 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.09 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.15 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.25 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.07 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.33 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.71 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.31 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Diamond Harbour

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Diamond Harbour

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.65 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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