Est. 1907


Located in the
Beautiful Lyttelton/

Lyttelton Harbour / Whakaraupō is one of two major inlets in Banks Peninsula, on the coast of Canterbury, New Zealand;

Ōhinehou was the name of an ancient pā which was probably situated on a golden beach near to the present day Lyttelton tunnel mouth. The pā dates back to the time of Ngāti Māmoe.
Te Whakaraupō means Harbour of the Raupō Reed . It was named as such after the extensive growth of raupō reeds that was once found at the head of the harbour at Ōhinetahi.

115 Years
Of History

Tug Lyttelton
in 3D

Check out the beautiful Tug Lyttelton in 3D. Explore the different areas of the boat from angles that haven’t always been possible! 

Our next

Our sailing season is now finished for 2022/2023 and we are heading into our winter maintenance period, please keep and eye on our Facebook page and/or website for our 2023/2024 sailing season dates in due course.

Help us to

Our aim is to reduce our carbon emissions by 60% and are looking to crowd fund the $73,000 to achieve this.

Are you looking for a way to support us? Our dream is to keep our iconic piece of maritime history steaming for years to come, she is a unique piece of history that every person should get the opportunity to experience! Why not head to our givealittle page and make a donation, every little bit helps.

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Get In Touch.

If you have ideas, want to help out or are looking for more information about Tug Lyttelton. Please reach out to us below. We would love to hear from you. If you are looking to volunteer on our boat, please use our volunteer sign up form