The Rookery

Welcome to ‘The Rookery’ (circa 1866)


The Rookery is one of Lyttelton’s oldest cottages with delightful terraced gardens and wonderful panoramic views over the harbour, hills and volcanic cliffs. To capture the character of the Victorian era we have paid particular attention to the colours, finishes and facilities that ensure our visitors enjoyment during their stay with us. Broadband internet and wireless router available, plus digital theatre in our South bedroom and DVD in our North bedroom. All our rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable with double glazing and underfloor heating.

Lyttelton is a vibrant port full of interest and one of New Zealand’s most popular locations. The township offers plenty of diversity with shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs, music venues, galleries and the popular Saturday market – all just a short drive from central Christchurch.


About us
Angus is an industrial/interior designer and furniture maker with many years experience in the music industry in Europe and Australia. In New Zealand he has been a senior lecturer in the local Art and Design school. Rene enjoys making wine, quilts, gardening and walking the local tracks with her friends.

How to find us
We are easy to find and only twenty five minutes from the airport. On exiting the tunnel turn left. Take the next left into Dublin Street, then next left onto London Street. Bear right onto Hawkhurst and proceed up the hill to a ‘No exit’ sign on the right. Turn sharp right into Selwyn Road, then fork next left up Selwyn Parade. At the T-Junction turn right. You have arrived, and The Rookery is on your right. Please park on the forecourt.

All Rooms

  • Rooms double glazed
  • Under floor heating
  • Electric Blankets
  • Enquire for children
  • No pets
  • Sorry no credit cards
  • No smoking inside
  • Off street parking
Angus & Rene Macpherson

9 Ross Terrace, Lyttelton, New Zealand