• Port Saddle Restoration

In partnership with the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, LPC is committed to restoring this land with indigenous flora and fauna and protecting the area to be enjoyed by future generations.

The Lyttelton ‘Port Saddle’ Masterplan covers an area of 17 hectares of LPC-owned land, located above the eastern edge of Lyttelton township.

The Port and the Trust have been focused on removing weeds and pests and restoring habitat through planting native trees, lovingly grown from locally collected seeds by the Department of Conservation’s Motukarara Conservation Nursery.

Click here to watch a video of the Port Saddle restoration work being done.

LPC sees the partnership between LPC and BPCT as incredibly important. Our aim is for the area to be used for ecological restoration, recreation and environmental education.

Since 2017 we have planted 2913 plants with 295 volunteers and 228 Enviroschool students from Lyttelton Primary, Diamond Harbour, Heathcote, and Governor’s Bay Schools at the restoration site.

Most of the work in restoration is in the maintenance and weeding. We have worked with 14 groups, corporates, schools and conservation organisations to achieve a monumental 4500 volunteer hours to ensure the plants survive.

In addition, 61 local volunteers have assisted at the restoration site to support the biodiversity at Port Saddle.

Regular planting days for schools and businesses are held at the Port Saddle. Get in touch to find out more.


Click here to find out more about the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust’s important work.



Get in touch

For more information please contact LPC’s Environment Team: environment@lpc.co.nz or call 03 328 7828.

Port Saddle by numbers

Trees planted


Volunteer hours


Schools volunteered


Organisations volunteered


Species of plants


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