Lyttelton is just 13km from Christchurch and is a fantastic place to visit especially on a weekend. Take the number 28 bus from Christchurch or its an easy 15 minute drive from central Christchurch. This quirky historical town has seen much damage since the earthquakes in Canterbury but is definitely on the mend. The locals are vibrant, fiercly loyal and very proactive when it comes to keeping their community alive and consequently there is always something going on in and around the township.
The Farmers market every Saturday morning from 10am-1pm is a must do and has become extremely popular with people travelling from afar to buy and sample delicious local goodies. When you are done with purchasing your produce and fresh food for the week you can amble along to Oxford Street where there is a large community garage sale which also runs from 10am-1pm.
From there you will most probably be in need of lunch and refreshments to replenish your energy for the afternoons attractions. Head to the Fishermans Wharf on Norwich Quay which is open 7 days a week for the best fish & chips or seafood chowder. Or walk to Corsair Bay to Freemans Restaurant.
The afternoons activities could include a visit to the Torpedo Boat Museum open Tuesday/thursday/Saturday & Sunday or play a game of petanque on London Street.
One of best things to do in Lyttelton in the summer is to take a ferry from B Jetty on the wharf to Quail Island. Black Cat Cruises run this ferry dailyfrom October to the end of April. For more on Quail Island click here