Lyttelton Tourism

Lyttelton (Māori: Ōhinehou) is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour, at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula and close to Christchurch, on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Due to its establishment as a landing point for Christchurch-bound seafarers, Lyttelton has historically been regarded as the "Gateway to Canterbury" for colonial settlers. The port remains a regular destination for cruise liners and is the South Island's principal goods transport terminal, handling 34% of exports and 61% of imports by value. In 2009 Lyttelton was awarded Category I Historic Area status by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) defined as "an area of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value". According to the 2013 census, the usual resident population of Lyttelton, including neighbouring communities of Rapaki, Cass Bay and Corsair Bay, was 2,859.

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Planning a vacation to Lyttelton 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 Lyttelton, 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. Tour packages of Lyttelton are of 1 to 2 days duration.

  • Know the pollution level of Lyttelton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.29 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 28.45 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 24.14 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.76 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.16 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 7.41 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Lyttelton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lyttelton.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.88 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 24.22 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.88 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.03 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.62 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.15 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.74 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.05 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.62 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.35 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.98 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.52 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Lyttelton is 194.89 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.06 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.91 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.77 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.99 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.08 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 107.54 (High)
    • 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.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lyttelton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.29 USD

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