Lyttelton Antarctic Heritage Walk

Date: 17 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Albion Square, 44 London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

Lyttelton has a rich Antarctic history with Scott and Shackleton (see photo) departing the Port on three separate voyages during the heroic era of Antarctic exploration. There are several Antarctic points of interest within the town and wharf area. The 3.5 km guided walk starts at Albion Square, highlights the site of the new Lyttelton Museum, then down to the No 2 wharf and takes in Tug Lyttelton, contemporary Antarctic shipping and the iconic Dry Dock.

The Canterbury Branch of the NZ Antarctic Society, Youthtown and Lyttelton Museum are collaborating to give you a walk that aims to connect participants of all ages to our city’s Antarctic heritage! So, come along and discover what makes Christchurch an Antarctic Gateway City from both the old voices and the new.

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