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Free Lyttelton Harbour Cruise

27 September 2010

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Free Lyttelton Harbour Cruise

On 10 October 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 on the historic tug “Lyttelton’.

In the past 12 months more than 1,000 people have taken a free LPC cruise and now is a fantastic time to get away and enjoy a relaxing trip around the harbour.

The cruise offers 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 manages to move around nine million tonnes of cargo and more than two million tonnes of coal through the port each 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.

Seats are filling up fast for the October cruise so phone 03 328 8198 to book your spot.

Cruises depart at 11:00am and guests are advised to be at the No 2 wharf by 10:45am.

Dates for free LPC Harbour Cruise

October 12
November 14
December 12
January 16
February 13
March 13


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