Lyttelton is 15 minutes from Christchurch. The tiny community is settled on the rim of an ancient volcano. You look out at the center of the volcano, now open to the ocean. This beautiful backdrop sets the scene for great freshly roosted coffee, delicious food, music, markets and a local brewery. 30 minutes to full day walks in the hills, beaches suitable for swimming. Go out to dinner and walk back in 5 minutes or cook at home and eat out on the deck with the sun setting. Fantastic pictures!