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Magazine Bay Reserve

In 1885 when the Russians invaded Afghanistan, all the colonial powers around the Pacific strengthened their coastal defences. View and appreciate the remains of these defences, enjoy a picnic, swim at the sheltered sandy beach, or visit the Torpedo Boat Museum in the old powder magazine or enjoy a cliff top walk to Corsair Bay.

Directions: The bay is a 30 min walk from Lyttelton on sign-posted Torpedo Boat track. Drive to the end of Charlotte Jane Quay, then walk around the side of Naval Point Club and up a short track (2 mins).

Magazine Bay, Lyttelton

Last updated: 03.08.2015