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Not much there except for a shore walk

This is a great shore walk from Diamond Harbour to Purau. It's an easy walk of about 1 hour each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful destination

Before Godley House was torn down, this was hands-down the best outing for the weekend. A lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great shore walk from Diamond Harbour to Purau. It's an easy walk of about 1 hour each way. At Purau you have an option to return over the hill instead of along the shore. Can be done with running shoes or short...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bailiej757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before Godley House was torn down, this was hands-down the best outing for the weekend. A lovely drive, grand old homestead with cafe and expansive plantings and lawns. Post earthquake the vibe is returning very slowly. Still a nice outing and a walk down to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rollznz
Reviewed 29 January 2019

Took ferry across with two preschoolers but had forgotten about the long haul to the cafe/dairy. Great place to visit if you have older children who can walk the distance or have a buggy. Always a treasure to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MACS77B
Reviewed 27 November 2018

It's so nice to wander around the head of the Lytellton Harbour to Diamond Harbour, where you are beautifully sheltered from the ghastly ChCh easterly wind. A lovely place for lunch in a garden with a view is Godley House. This is a very old...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Went on the ferry from Lyttelton, a steep hill to climb and had good coffee whilst watching the harbour. This was the sunny size of the harbour, beautiful!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank highsideinn
Reviewed 11 October 2018

You can catch the ferry from Lyttleton $10 return. Ferries run on the hour to and from. When you arrive at Diamond Harbour via ferry there is average hill walk up to the Village, there are walks you can do in this area if feeling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carole G
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It takes sometime to reach this harbour but is worthed: secluded haven with beautiful views over the river, the Lyttleton village and the surrounding forests.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paherranz
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

An interesting drive and beautiful scenery of a special series of places. Thoroughly enjoyable natural splendour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Visited on Wednesday 23rd May. One of the many places to stop and have a look at the harbour whilst driving between Lyttelton and Governor's Bay.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Best to go on a Sunny day if possible. Lovely spot, ferry ride very quick but maybe a bit overpriced. Decent walk to the top where you can have a bit to eat and a bevvy. Great little spot

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank michtucker
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7 May 2015|
Response from Hartshay | Reviewed this property |
It is a steep 20 min walk on a good road surface. Fit oldies ok but if slow or infirm not so easy