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 as 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. (Cafe/pool closed during winter months) $12 Continental breakfast available all year round.  We are also dog friendly.  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! 

We are closed Monday and Tuesday till September, apart from 11th/12th and 18th/19th July 2022.

Check out our package deals currently on offer for our couples and families.

Kaikoura Hop - Please give us a call to book a room during The Hop weekend.  You will not find our rates or rooms available on Booking.com, Agoda, Hostelworld and Expedia. Either call us on 03 319 5959 or email [email protected]


Mates Rates

We have business's in town that offer discounts to our guests

Black Rabbit Pizza, Emporium Brewery, The Grouper Garage Bar & Restaurant, Poppy's Cafe, King Tide Eatery, 

The Beach House Cafe SAVE 10%

Kaikoura Kayaks Save 15% and Kaikoura Fishing Charter POA

To get your discount you need to show your room key, to find out more talk to our staff

Here's what makes your stay with us so special

Our large saltwater heated pool and spa is the ideal way to keep the kids entertained or relax with a book. (cafe closed summer 2022)

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 meeting our hostel dog Rosie.

What our previous guests have said