Friday, March 28, 2008

Governor's Bay

Governor's Bay is part of the Lyttelton Harbour region which stretches 15km around the small town of Lyttelton and it's appearance is formed due to a collapsed volcanic crater. The great thing is that it's only 12km from Christchurch but you feel in a completely different part of the country.

Lyttelton is connected to Christchurch through the 2km Lyttelton Tunnel which runs through the Port Hills and is New Zealand's longest and oldest.

A cliff road snakes around the hills to give fantastic views over the inlet and runs around several bays towards Diamond Harbour situated opposite Lyttelton [If anyone is interested, Lyttelton is where Peter Jackson shot the exterior to The Frightners].

It's a great place to go to escape the city life and take a picnic and enjoy the peace and tranquility!


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