Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Lyttelton

The area's monuments and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Lyttelton. This city's island views, parks and beaches draw many visitors. Lyttelton Harbour and New Brighton Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Lyttelton

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lyttelton a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Christchurch Gondola (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Port Hills (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Christchurch Adventure Park (5.7 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Punting on the Avon (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Hagley Golf Course (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Christchurch Golf Club (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lyttelton

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Lyttelton. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New Brighton Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Mount Cavendish (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Quail Island (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Taylor's Mistake Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Shag Rock (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Sumner Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Lyttelton

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Lyttelton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 276 vacation rentals near Lyttelton. From 147 Houses to 53 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lyttelton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lyttelton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lyttelton:

  • Christchurch Central: 97 vacation rentals
  • Avonhead: 27 vacation rentals
  • Sydenham: 30 vacation rentals
  • Riccarton: 31 vacation rentals
  • Burnside: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lyttelton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lyttelton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lyttelton Harbour: 399 vacation rentals
  • Ripapa Island: 392 vacation rentals
  • Lyttelton Farmers Market: 394 vacation rentals
  • Timeball Station: 395 vacation rentals
  • Lyttelton Museum: 395 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lyttelton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lyttelton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 147 Houses in Lyttelton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lyttelton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Villas: 11 rentals available
  • Cabins: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lyttelton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Lyttelton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.