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Brunch in Lyttelton and The Crater Rim Walkway

3/4 of the way up, having to climb in places now

Last Saturday we were a bit stuck for ideas and both quite in the mood for bruch, so the perfect solution was to drive over to Lyttleton Harbour, have brunch in the famous Lyttleton Coffee Company and then walk up to and over the Crater Rim Walkway.

Brunch at Lyttleton Coffee Company did not disappoint and it was the best we have had in Christchurch. Service, view, food, coffee all get a 10/10.

J had the Full Kiwi and I had poached eggs with bacon

J had the Full Kiwi and I had poached eggs with bacon

Our view over the harbour as we ate brunch

Our view over the harbour as we ate brunch

We grabbed a white chocolate, passion fruit muffin for later and headed up the hill to the start of the Urumau Reserve track ( No.5 on pic below), which takes about 45mins – hour to get to the top of the crater. It is quite steep and you have to climb in places but very manageable. Then we walked along the crater rim (Track 3) until reaching the Pioneering Womens Memorial and then returned down to Lyttleton via The Bridal Path (Track 1) which took about an hour or just over. It was the best walk so far on the port hills and I would highly recommend it.

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Mid way through the climb to the top

Mid way through the climb to the top

View back over Lyttleton

View back over Lyttleton

3/4 of the way up, having to climb in places now

3/4 of the way up, having to climb in places now

The track levels out and the last section of the track is easy

The track levels out and the last section of the track is easy

Awesome rock formations when walking along the rim

Awesome rock formations when walking along the rim

Bit more uphill section

Bit more uphill section

Walking over the top of the crater

Walking over the top of the crater

Lovely views

Lovely views

Top of the rim

Top of the rim

Cool red rocks

Cool red rocks

Back around to the other side and down we go via an easy track

Back around to the other side and down we go via an easy track

For more information about walking in the Banks Peninsular CLICK HERE!

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