Whistling Buoy’s Kokolo vineyard and farmstead sit in an area of outstanding natural beauty within an extinct volcanic cone on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury.

Guests at the executive accommodation are able to explore the vineyard, nearby Lyttelton Harbour, its surrounding crater rim, and indulge themselves with the finest local produce and cuisine. Your hosts, Neil and Jill Pattinson, provide the setting and the quality service, which simply leaves you to create your own wonderful experiences.


Three double bedrooms — one master bedroom with en-suite; two double bedrooms with shared bathroom, a large lounge with cathedral ceiling opening into a separate dining area with French doors leading to an outdoor patio. There is a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen and laundry facilities.

Pricing is from $500 per night for two people, with a minimum stay of two nights. The homestead can accommodate up to six.

For availability and reservations please contact Jill or Neil Pattinson at inquiries@whistlingbuoy.co.nz

Activities during your stay

Kokolo Vineyard, Lyttelton Harbour and Banks Peninsula provide a wealth of opportunities for adventure and discovery.

Vineyard activities, such as pruning, leaf plucking and picking grapes take place at Kokolo, depending on the season. But whatever the time of year, an evening stroll through the vineyard or the Kokolo gardens is delightful.

Hiking and biking around the crater rim, at Orton Bradley Park, or Mt Herbert, accompanied or unaccompanied, is a wonderful way to see the region and work up an appetite.

Enjoy the water by taking the launch to Quail Island and Lyttelton, sail on the harbour or enjoy the experience of being aboard an historic steam tug, catch dinner on a fishing charter or try sea kayaking.

Nearby Lyttelton and Akaroa have cafes, bars, restaurants and a huge amount of charm, while the city of Christchurch, with its excellent range of culture and international cuisine, is just half an hour away.

Your hosts can recommend their current local favourites, be it restaurants, wine or entertainment. They’re happy to give you as much guidance and assistance as you wish for.


During your stay at Kokolo Farmstead you will enjoy the magnificent and ever changing views overlooking the Lyttelton Harbour. Explore nearby Lyttelton and indulge yourself with the finest local produce and cuisine.



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+64 03 329 4339
63 Andersons Road
Charteris Bay
RD1 Lyttelton 8971, NZ