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Cruising into Lyttelton

Nau Mai Haere Mai, welcome to Lyttelton, your gateway port to Canterbury.


Our cruise berth

We are excited to welcome back cruise ships to Lyttelton, with the construction of New Zealand’s first ever purpose-built cruise ship facility. At 148 metres long, the new berth can cater for the world’s largest cruise vessels up to 362m long, carrying up to 6,000 passengers and 2,000 crew.

Shoreside amenities on the cruise berth feature shelter for those awaiting coach transfer to prebooked excursions, a local I-Site for those who are not quite decided on their shore activities and toilets.

More to discover

Planning your visit to Lyttelton, Christchurch and the wider Canterbury Region

Lyttelton, the oldest settlement on Banks Peninsula has a variety of shops and cafés to discover and is just a 20 minutes’ drive from Christchurch.

On cruise ship days there will be dedicated shuttles from the cruise berth to both Lyttelton and Christchurch. There is no walk off access from the cruise berth.

For great views of the harbour, your cruise ship and maybe the chance to spot our resident Hector’s dolphins, take a ferry trip across to Diamond Harbour. Diamond Harbour is one of the sunniest seaside villages on Banks Peninsula with walks for all abilities and cafés offering delicious food and coffee.

For more information on Lyttelton visit the Lyttelton Information Centre.

For more information on what to do in and around Christchurch visit ChristchurchNZ.

Meeting family and friends

If you are meeting passengers from a cruise ship, please arrange to meet them in either Lyttelton township or Christchurch City Centre.

Joining and leaving your cruise ship

Please refer to the details sent to you by your travel agent or cruise company.


Cruise Ship Schedule

For the New Zealand Cruise Association cruise ship schedule, click here.

For a printable version of the Lyttelton cruise schedule click here.

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