NZ$75 Kaikoura accommodation
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- Mediterranean Motel Kaikoura239 Beach Road, Kaikoura
- Alpine View Motel146 Beach Road, Kaikoura
The price is NZ$125 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
- Seaview Motel164 Esplanade, Kaikoura
- Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park34 Beach Rd, Kaikoura
The price is NZ$109 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
- Heritage Court Motor Lodge Kaikoura205 Beach Road, Kaikoura
The price is NZ$135 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
- Willowbank Motel183 Beach Road, Kaikoura
The price is NZ$94 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Top luxury Kaikoura hotel deals
- Austin Heights Boutique Bed & Breakfast19 Austin Street, Kaikoura, Canterbury4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
- Kaikoura Boutique Hotel146 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
The price is NZ$166 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 274.4/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)
- The Factory5 Hapuku Rd, Hapuku
The price is NZ$530 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
- The White Morph - Heritage Collection92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura
The price is NZ$201 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 284.5/5Wonderful! (139 reviews)
- Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments126 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
- Wacky Stays16 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura
The price is NZ$167 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 274.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)
Accommodation In Kaikoura
Visit Kaikoura, in New Zealand's Canterbury region, to see where the Southern Alps meet the sea. Along the peninsula, you'll observe the remains of Maori settlements from as long as 900 years ago! After European settlers arrived, the area was known for its whaling stations, but in the mid-1800s, most of the locals eventually turned to agricultural farming instead. Nowadays, the area is best known for its conservation efforts, saving the creatures that it once hunted to near-extinction. Stay with us in one of our Kaikoura hotels, which will allow you to take advantage of amazing marine life like whales and fur seals. You can even dive into the ocean and swim with dusky dolphins.
Things to Do
Go whale watching anytime of the year and see if you can spot a Sperm Whale, Pilot Whale or Orca. If you'd like to see some cute seals playing in the shallow waters, take the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. It's about an hour and a half, one way, to the seal colony and you'll pass some impressive limestone formations and seabird colonies on the way, too. If you really love hiking, take the Mt Fyffe track, which gives a beautiful panoramic view of Kaikoura, from the top. After taking in the view, make sure you stop off at Fyffe House, one of the local colonial whalers' cottages that's managed to survive since the 1860s. It's the oldest building in Kaikoura and its foundation is actually built upon whalebones, giving some interesting insight into the whaling industry of a bygone era.
On the first Saturday of October, Canterbury locals flock to Kaikoura for the annual Seafest. During the event, you'll enjoy live entertainment and plenty of local cuisine, especially crayfish. In fact, the Maori name "Kaikoura" translates to "meal of crayfish", so make sure you tuck into at least one plate of this local delicacy while you're here.
Getting Here and Around
Christchurch Airport is about two hours away and there are regular bus and train services from Christchurch to Kaikoura. If you don't want to hire a car to get around town, there's a local sightseeing shuttle bus service that can take you to the most popular tourist attractions and, of course, drop you off at the boat for a whale-watching tour. If you'd like to explore some of the nearby regions, why not stop in at the thermal pools of Hanmer Springs or head to the Marlborough wine region? Two hours north of Kaikoura is Picton, the gateway to exploring the North Island.
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How much is a hotel room in Kaikoura?
Hotels in Kaikoura start at NZ$75 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.