Welcome To Dusky Lodge
Dusky Lodge located in Kaikoura is a great place to relax, unwind and take in the great views and spectacular sunsets from our extensive decks. Our environmental ethos is gaining traction we have solar power helping to run all our ensuite and ensuite family rooms along with a recycling system in place. We have the perfect set up for a family or group that is looking for budget accommodation while exploring the local region. In summer, soak up the sun at our resort style complex with a large saltwater outdoor heated pool and enjoy a choice of cuisine from our pool cafe with licensed bar. In winter, get cozy by the roaring fire, pick from our range of board games or relax in the spa. (Spa and pool currently closed for maintenance) Book direct with us to access student discounts, members of The Backpacker Group and Explore Our Backyard get special deals too. Dusky Lodge really is lodge quality at budget prices!
Here's what makes your stay with us so special
Our large saltwater heated pool and spa along with our licensed café is the ideal way to keep the kids entertained or relax with a book and drink.
We are the group specialists of Kaikoura. Sports teams, school groups, tourist groups, university groups you name it they have probably stayed with us.
Yes we are dog friendly. Conditions are; cute, cuddly and friendly, if so then they are welcome to stay and enjoy our guest relations manager George.
Great basic accommodation. The pool was a real hit and having the bar / restaurant beside was awesome.
Clean and well presented rooms with very well organised kitchen with great storage and very clean. Great service for our late check in and friendly reception
Awesome pool and spa, beautiful amenities, very clean and modern, wonderful staff
Sue Keall – Victoria University of Wellington, 2020 Awesome accommodation option for a group. Great facilities and potential for bespoke requests.
Sue Keall – Victoria University of Wellington
Awesome location, lovely pools, friendly helpful staff and clean facilities. It is very good value for money. The kitchen is well equipped. The showers have
Rooms, kitchen and toilets are very neat tidy. I never stayed in backpackers before.However this time i really enjoyed my stay there. They got some really
Wonderful stay at Dusky! Such a warm welcome from Russel and George, and friendly fellow backpackers and travelling families. This place caters to all. Spa
We stayed for one night and it was fantastic! We got a private family room with an ensuite, the beds were nice and the room was spacious. The pool and spa were
Bruce – Renwick Premiers, 2021 The facilities and accommodation were excellent and perfect for the boys stay and the Management and players would like
Bruce – Renwick Premiers
Josh Borella – Frontiers Abroad Instructor, 2019 Frontiers Abroad has been coming to the Dusky lodge for several years now and typically we come twice a
Josh Borella – Frontiers Abroad Instructor, 2019