Sights & Historical Gems

Explore the captivating sights in and around our charming town, and dive into the history of this area.

Black Cat Ferry transporting people to Quail Island

Black Cat Cruises

Wildlife Cruises

Departs Lyttelton 1.30pm daily. Phone 328 9078 for reservations.

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Lyttelton Township

Just a 10 minute ferry trip away

Take the ferry to Lyttelton to see the Farmers Market (Saturdays 10am-1pm).
Visit the Lyttelton Info Centre at 65 London St or their website for latest info on attractions.

waterfall at orton bradley park

Orton Bradley Park

Our local treasure

Peaceful picnic and barbecue areas, heritage buildings and agricultural relics, magnificent towering trees and extensive walking tracks through protected and regenerating native bush and exotic arboretum, magnificent views, extensive rhododendron gardens, horse treks, adjacent to the golf course and tennis facilities, venue hire, powered campervan sites.

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Stoddart Cottage

Discover the charming birthplace of one of Canterbury’s foremost botanical and impressionist painters Margaret Stoddart (1865 – 1934).

Stoddart Cottage Gallery is open to the public each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm, and most public holidays. Free entry. Art exhibitions change each month. Locally hand-crafted products are for sale. Eftpos available.
Stoddart Cottage can also be opened for groups at other times with historical talks by arrangement, or hired for meetings or small events.

For enquiries and bookings contact Jo Burzynska 021 776 161 or