Littelton Harbour is a beautiful scenic harbour located very near the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It has spectacular scenery, a fascinating history and an abundance of recreational opportunities. The harbour itself is made up of lots of interesting and picturesque coves and boat moorings. Visitors can get to Lyttelton Harbour by driving the short distance through the Lyttelton Road Tunnel or over the Port Hills. The Harbour area is emerging as a social and recreational centre, with restaurants, cafes, and a wide range of nautical sports - yachting, windsurfing, kayaking, water ski-ing, power boating and sailing. Tourists can partake of hang-gliding and mountain biking, walking, as well as swimming and picnicing.
Lyttelton was the port of entry for English Settlers coming to the new settlement of Canterbury and the first of the four ships arrived in 1850. At the turn of the century, Lyttelton was the home base port for Antarctic Expeditions. Relics from these times can be found in the area and many of the historic homes and buildings remain today.
The area offers a unique blend of volcanic landscape, historic towns, enticing beaches, a large island and an international shipping port.