Black Kiwi - top floor apartment

Apartment | Lyttelton | #36731

9.8/10 (46 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Nestled up the Lyttelton hills in the Black Kiwi, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of harbour vessels and local bird life from your private balcony overlooking the historic township and port.

The Black Kiwi is a private two bedroom guest apartment. The master bedroom looks out over the township and harbour, opens onto the balcony and includes a casual lounge/dining area. The second bedroom has the option of one or two singles or a California king bed. The compact kitchenette is fully equipped with fridge, microwave, toaster, panini maker, jug, French press and provisions for a continental breakfast. A private courtyard offers a large gas barbecue. The 80's glam bathroom has a separate toilet, two sinks, a double shower and a spa bath with a view.

Only 20 minutes from Christchurch, Lyttelton is home to a community of nearly 3,000. Quirky shops and award winning restaurants, cafes and pubs can be found along the main street. Convenience wise, we're equipped with a supermarket, organic food shop, chemist and liquor store, but no petrol station.

Every Saturday the vibrant Lyttelton Farmers Market fills London Street with artisan food makers, local growers, musicians, arts and crafters and second hand traders attracting regular enthusiasts and visitors.

Catch local music at the Wunderbar, Civil and Naval and Hell Fire Pubs. The Lyttelton Arts Factory (LAF) offers theatre, performance art and music.

Explore the enticing harbour and Quail Island by ferry. Have a swim in the bays dotted round the harbour.

Lyttelton's Port Hills are full of wonderful walking tracks including one just 50 metres from the Black Kiwi. The oldest and most well known track in Canterbury, the Bridle Path, is the route the first European settlers took to Christchurch after landing in Lyttelton in 1850. On a clear day the summit offers views over Lyttelton Harbour, Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains, the Kaikouras and the Southern Alps.

Special conditions -

Smoking is confined to the private balcony and BBQ courtyard

Sadly no room for pets

Friends and family are welcome to stop by, but please refrain from foot-stompin parties

Please be considerate of neighbours and note that sound travels widely in our lovely amphitheatre setting

There are no added fees for cleaning and linen, so please tidy up as you would in your own home. Wash dishes, leave used towels in spa bath and, on your way out, drop rubbish in the red-lidded bin, recyclables in the yellow-lidded bin and compost in the green-lidded bin by the gate


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (48)

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  • Although on the other side of the mountains in the nice and...

    Although on the other side of the mountains in the nice and cosy Lyttelton, this house is still close to the center of Christchurch because of the tunnel. House has a beautiful view and is wonderfully decorated with beautiful stuff. Everything is there. Great bathroom with a view and nice beds. On the outside it is time for a paint though.

    Jan 2019

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Views of the harbour were priceless. Highly recommend. Hosts added lovely touches with juice, milk and basket of fruit awaiting our arrival. Thanks Jemima and Sasha.

    Sue N. Sep 2018

  • Loved the space and location; great view of the harbour

    Loved the space and location; great view of the harbour. Easy one bus ride to the center of Christchurch.

    OttoB116 100%|3x Jun 2018

  • A wonderful place to stay, with lovely views over the harbour

    A wonderful place to stay, with lovely views over the harbour. I enjoyed the bathroom with its views of the mountains. We will be visiting again.

    CharmaineRa1 100%|1x May 2018

  • Awesome property

    Awesome property

    MassimoM 100%|1x May 2018

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