Hotels in Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand

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Lake Ellesmere overview

Lake Ellesmere is known for its parks. Take in some local culture at a popular spot like Canterbury Museum. Lyttelton Harbour and Riccarton House are popular places to visit. Lake Ellesmere is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Lake Ellesmere

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Lake Ellesmere has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Lake Ellesmere with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Lake Ellesmere hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Lake Ellesmere hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Lake Ellesmere

Fly in to Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), 20.7 mi (33.3 km) from downtown Lake Ellesmere.

What to see around Lake Ellesmere

It's well known for its parks and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Lake Forsyth
  • • Quail Island
  • • Victoria Park
  • • Mount Cavendish
  • • Riccarton Park
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Lyttelton Harbour
  • • Riccarton House
  • • Canterbury Museum

When to visit Lake Ellesmere

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 70°F day, 47°F night
  • April-June: 64°F day, 35°F night
  • July-September: 60°F day, 35°F night
  • October-December: 70°F day, 42°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • April-June: 0.35 inches
  • July-September: 0.35 inches
  • October-December: 0.35 inches