Lyttleton (Christchurch), New Zealand

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Christchurch has a long historic connection with Antarctic exploration. It is from the port of Lyttleton (about 10 miles North of Christchurch) that Captain Scott sailed for Antarctica. Today Lyttleton is a port of call for ships of the United States and New Zealand Antarctic programs A monument to Captain Scott (created by his wite Katherine) stands alongside the banks of the River Avon in Christchurch.

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Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Center

Our tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbo...

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Akaroa, Banks Peninsula and Christchurch Sightseeing Tour

Our tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbo...

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Christchurch Sightseeing with Farm Tour

Collected from Akaroa and travel through picturesque Banks Penninsula to Christchurch. Following the...

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Christchurch Sightseeing with Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Our tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breath taking scenery of Akaroa Harb...

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by jseagal

Cruise ships dock in Lyttelton, which is 8 miles from Christchurch. Our ship personnel said to get there you had to take a taxi at $40 to $60 each way or take a shore excursion. Luckily a representative from the area came on board when we arrived and told us about the city bus for $4.20 each way. The bus leaves directly outside the security area if the pier. Plus the bus terminal in Christchurch was amazing. Modern and clean and easy to navigate. From there it is a short walk to Cathedral Square. Worth a visit for its modern architecture and new technology is the Turanga Central Library. Check out the touch-screen wall for searching photographs in the collection. It is also an easy walk to the Botanic Gardens. We especially liked the New Zealand native plant section and the rose garden. There are a lot of cool sculptures and fountains in the gardens. There is a free museum right at the entrance to the botanic gardens but we chose to be outdoors.

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