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Free Lyttelton Harbour Cruise

24 September 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY

Free Lyttelton Harbour Cruise

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is giving Christchurch people the chance for an inside look at its operations with one of its popular free harbour cruises.

The cruise will offer guests the exclusive opportunity to tour the port and get a feel for how the South Island’s port of choice operates, and the vital role it plays in driving Canterbury’s trade-based economy.

The cruise begins at the ferry terminal and heads towards the western end of the inner harbour passing operational wharves along the way. The cruise then passes the inner harbour moorings, the dry dock and oil berth. Finally the vessel goes into the channel and down the harbour towards the heads, coming back in past the coal stockpile and Cashin Quay.

An LPC employee will provide an interesting commentary, and explain how LPC managed to move around 9.5 million tonnes of cargo and 2.068 million tonnes of coal through the port over the past year. Guests will also get excellent views of Banks Peninsula’s Quail Island and Lyttelton’s Time Ball.

On board collections will also be taken with all proceeds going to the Cholmondeley Children’s Home.

The next free cruise is on Sunday 11 October. Spaces on the Tug Lyttelton are limited so phone 03 328 8198 to book your spot. Cruises depart at 11am and guests are advised to be at the No 2 wharf by 10:45am.


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