Kaikoura is a small seaside community 183km north of Christchurch. Although the peninsula is backed by the dazzlingly snow-capped 2600m Seaward Kaikoura's, the town’s climate is tempered by the sea. Situated in New Zealand’s “sunbelt”, the region averages over 2000 hours of sunshine annually. As one of the rare places where giant whales, dusky and Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals, albatross, penguins, and various pelagic birds can all be viewed year-round, the area is a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts. However, there’s more to Kaikoura than its marine population:
- Its great surf,
- Beautiful Wilderness Walkway
- Nearby ski fields
- Excellent local seafood (especially crayfish)
- Wineries all help to attract the region's many visitors
- Whale Watch
- Dolphin Encounter
- Seal Swim
Check out The Backpacker Group to see what deals you can get with many activities in the region.
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 location, lovely pools, friendly helpful staff and clean facilities. It is very good value for money. The kitchen is well equipped. The showers have
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
I stayed in a Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm. I loved it even though our stay was only for 14 hours. I must appreciate the team who ensured my tripod stand was kept
Great basic accommodation. The pool was a real hit and having the bar / restaurant beside was awesome.
Awesome pool and spa, beautiful amenities, very clean and modern, wonderful staff
Great stay! The lodge had all the essentials and made it easy to stay with two family members and a dog (pet friendly yay!). We were heading up Mt Fyffe the
Clean and plenty facilities, good Wifi, very affordable and excellent staff. The hostel Dog is an absolute highlight! Highly recommend staying here. Also the
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