LPC Port Tours sell out in 24 hours

Public shows strong interest in seeing behind the scenes of the South Island’s largest international trade gateway. The Lyttelton Port Company is thrilled to announce that tickets for its first port tours in over 15 years have sold out in 24 hours.  

All 360 tickets were quickly snapped up, and all proceeds going to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre, a local charity that provides respite care for children and families in need. 

The tours will take place in the upcoming school holidays from July 16 to July 19.  

The eight bus tours will allow the public to see the port’s operations and learn about its vital role in the region’s economy and trade.  

LPC CEO Graeme Sumner said the response from the community was overwhelming and showed a strong interest in the port’s activities and future.  

“We are proud of our role in the region and the country and want to share that with our community,” said Graeme Sumner.  

“We are also pleased to be able to donate all proceeds to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre, which provides a vital service to families with children aged 5-12 by providing short-term emergency or planned respite care,” he said. 

Graeme Sumner said that, given the fantastic response, LPC would consider offering further tours during the summer school holidays for those who missed out. 

The port tours will include a guided visit to the Container Terminal, Inner Harbour, Cruise Berth, and historic Dry Dock.  

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