Welcome To Dusky Lodge

Discover our modern facilities, breathtaking views, and unbeatable location in Kaikoura, all while enjoying its natural beauty and excitement without breaking the bank. Dusky Lodge offers more than just a place to stay; it's a gateway to adventure where you can witness whales breaching, playful dolphins dancing, and catch waves where the mountains meet the sea.

Ideal for adventure seekers and relaxation enthusiasts alike, our friendly hostel offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. Enjoy our extensive decks with spectacular sunsets, a large outdoor pool for cooling off in the summer, and a cozy lounge area with a roaring fire for the winter months. For ultimate relaxation, unwind in our spa after a day of exploring.

Plus, we're proud to be dog-friendly, ensuring no member of the family gets left behind.

Our knowledgeable team is always ready to provide insider tips on the best local hidden gems to ensure you make the most of your Kaikoura adventure. Book direct with us and save 10%, or if you're a member of The Backpacker Group, enjoy a 20% discount on your accommodation.


Discover lodge-quality comfort at budget-friendly prices at Dusky Lodge Kaikoura!


Mates Rates: Exclusive Discounts for Our Guests


Explore Kaikoura and enjoy exclusive discounts at local businesses, just for staying with us at Dusky Lodge:


Black Rabbit Pizza

Emporium Brewery

The Groper Garage Bar & Restaurant

Poppy's Cafe

King Tide Eatery

The Beach House Cafe

Kaikoura Kayaks

Kaikoura Fishing Charter


Simply present your Dusky Lodge room key at these venues to unlock your discounts. For more details, ask our friendly staff during your stay.

Here's what makes your stay with us so special

Our large outdoor pool and spa is the ideal way to relax with a book. The cafe is open, enjoy our delicious coffee and menu during the mornings.

We are the group specialists of Kaikoura. Sports teams, school groups, tourist groups, university groups you name it they have probably stayed with us.

Sign up to The Backpacker Group and save 20% off your accommodation at Dusky Lodge. To find out more go to www.thebackpackergroup.co.nz

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