|Location:||20 minutes from the centre of Christchurch city|
Named after Lord Lyttelton, our charming town is located on the side of an extinct volcano. Close to the water, it made a great harbour, fishing spot and meeting place. It was also a prominent place in Canterbury for local Maori who called it Ōhinehou. The name Ōhinehou refers to a young girl (hine) who longed to be with the Patupaiarehe (fairies) who loved the harbour and eventually she did go “away with the fairies”.