Black Kiwi - top floor apartment

Flat or duplex | Lyttelton | #36731

9.7/10 (42 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Unique contemporary flat with flair
  • Expansive views over harbour and township from Lyttelton's sunny east side
  • Stunning Port Hills walks at your doorstep

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 port and township.

The Black Kiwi is a private two bedroom guest apartment. The larger bedroom, looking out over the township and harbour, includes a Balinese double bed and a casual seating area. The second bedroom has the option of a California king bed or two singles . The compact kitchenette is equipped with fridge, microwave, toaster, panini maker, jug, French press and provisions for a continental breakfast. A private courtyard offers a large gas barbecue with 2 side burners. 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, cafés and pubs can be found along the main street. We're also equipped with a supermarket, organic vegetarian wholefood shop 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 & crafters and second hand traders attracting regular enthusiasts and visitors.

Catch local music at the Wunderbar and Civil & Naval, theatre at the Loons Lyttelton Arts Factory and art exhibitions at 50 Works and Tin Palace Art Galleries.

Explore the enticing harbour by ferry, cruise, tug, fishing boat, kayak or a swim in the bays dotted round the harbour.

Lyttelton's Port Hills are full of wonderful walking tracks including one just 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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Port Bedroom

    Balinese double bed, chaise lounge and settee face bay window and balcony with views of harbour, hills and village.

    1 x Double bed

  • Starboard Bedroom

    California king bed or King single with/without Single bed have view of harbour.

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
24-Apr-18 to 31-Oct-18
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Peak season
01-Nov-18 to 28-Feb-19
$145+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Low season
01-Mar-19 to 24-Jul-19
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;

*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 (42)

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  • You can hike right from the house and relax and watch the...

    You can hike right from the house and relax and watch the stars from the tub at night! The place was clean, had lovely bedding and towels, and the small kitchen was well equipped.

    AliciaBa4 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • The BlackKiwi is a luxurious condo that is sumptuous and stylish

    The BlackKiwi is a luxurious condo that is sumptuous and stylish. The picture window overlooking Lyttelton is ideal for sun salutations! Sasha has thoughtfully attended to the kitchen and bathroom amenities that really made us feel welcome. The bookcase doubles as a tourist corner that doubles as a kid's library of excellent kiwi books! Did not want to leave!!

    LynnM948 new member Apr 2018

  • Sasha, thank you very much for your great hospitility

    Sasha, thank you very much for your great hospitility. It was very nice.

    HansPeterB 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Amazing location

    Amazing location. Views are incredible and overall very comfortable. Very clean and lovely decor and trappings. Not sure if b/room has reflective covering on windows?

    AngelaCl7 100%|2x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks very much for your lovely comments and for your question about the bathroom windows. Yes it is reflective glass. However I've recently discovered some guests feel uncomfortable anyhow. So I've ordered blinds to fit that corner window and will be installing soon as they arrive. Thanks for picking the Black Kiwi. Hope to see you again one day.

    Black Kiwi 100%|41x

  • The view was outstanding and the little touches were wonderful - beyond...

    The view was outstanding and the little touches were wonderful - beyond our expectations and made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.

    Taryn_St1 100%|1x Feb 2018

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