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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel
8.3 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 455 reviews
8.3

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this contemporary hotel offers include a tour desk, a ticket service and luggage storage.

The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.8 Good

1.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

GoodBased on 1,029 reviews
7.8

The Lazy Shag Backpackers is located in Kaikoura and is close to Gold Art & Design Gallery. It is situated a brief stroll from Kaikoura Visitor Centre and the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives.

Heritage Court Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 528 reviews
8.1

Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It features comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

The Fairways Apartments
8.6 Excellent

2.0 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 761 reviews
8.6

The Fairways at Ocean Ridge is situated on South Island, and offers 5-star accommodation as well as a private beach. It also provides a 24-hour reception, a shopping mall and laundry facilities.

The White Morph - Heritage Collection
8.6 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 278 reviews
8.6

The White Morph Heritage is located on South Island and offers 5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous amenities this modern motel features include luggage storage, DVD/video rental and highchairs.

Willowbank Motel
7.1 Good

2.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

GoodBased on 553 reviews
7.1

Willowbank Motel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also offers a ticket service, a diving centre and a 24-hour reception.

Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 512 reviews
8.3

Boasting a swimming pool, Panorama Motel Kaikoura is located in Kaikoura and provides comfortable accommodation. It offers comfortable rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

Blue Seas Motel
7.6 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

GoodBased on 1,271 reviews
7.6

Blue Seas Motel is located in Kaikoura and is close to Kaikoura Beach. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 706 reviews
8.7

Situated in Kaikoura, Brook House B&B & Cottages provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool. It also offers bicycle rental, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

Austin Heights Quality Bed & Breakfast
10.0 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1 review
10.0

Austin Heights Quality Bed & Breakfast is situated on South Island, and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to a private beach. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts and a Jacuzzi, make for an enjoyable stay in Kaikoura.

Tips for booking a Kaikoura hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Kaikoura:£63/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£10/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Sunday
£14 - £107
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£38 - £76
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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Popular facilities, such as an outdoor pool and a sauna, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

2
Waves Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Waves Apartments Kaikoura provides unique 5-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also features free bicycle rental, scooter/moped rentals on site and a terrace.

3
Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Panorama Motel Kaikoura is located in Kaikoura and provides comfortable accommodation. It offers comfortable rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

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The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.8 Good

1.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

The Lazy Shag Backpackers is located in Kaikoura and is close to Gold Art & Design Gallery. It is situated a brief stroll from Kaikoura Visitor Centre and the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives.

£32
Avg. per night
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Located in Kaikoura, Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park provides 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It also offers a sun deck, meeting rooms and luggage storage.

£44
Avg. per night
Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Situated in Kaikoura, Brook House B&B & Cottages provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool. It also offers bicycle rental, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

£47
Avg. per night
Willowbank Motel
7.1 Good

2.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Willowbank Motel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also offers a ticket service, a diving centre and a 24-hour reception.

£48
Avg. per night
Blue Seas Motel
7.6 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Blue Seas Motel is located in Kaikoura and is close to Kaikoura Beach. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

£59
Avg. per night
Heritage Court Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It features comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

£62
Avg. per night
Kaikoura Quality Suites
8.7 Excellent

2.2 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Kaikoura Quality Suites is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers an airport shuttle, a courtyard and a BBQ/picnic area.

£69
Avg. per night
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
8.6 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

The White Morph Heritage is located on South Island and offers 5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous amenities this modern motel features include luggage storage, DVD/video rental and highchairs.

£70
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kaikoura

3 stars

£47 - £62

No. 1 most popular

£59
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No. 2 most popular

£62
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Best value

£47
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4 stars and up

£69 - £120

No. 1 most popular

£120
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No. 2 most popular

£73
Avg. per night

Best value

£69
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Where to stay in Kaikoura

About Kaikoura

The seaside settlement of Kaikoura rests where the Pacific Ocean meets the snow-capped peaks of the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. It’s one of New Zealand’s best places to encounter whales, catch and eat crayfish and hike coastal trails.

Things to do

Encounter Kaikoura's most majestic marine life on a whale-watching cruise between November and March. If you’re lucky, you might even glimpse the annual migration. You can also go snorkeling with wild dolphins.

Point Kean Seal Colony is another must-see for wildlife enthusiasts, offering a peninsula boardwalk and viewing platform where you can see the fur seals up close. On your return journey, stop by Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, a long-standing roadside restaurant and top-rated place to sample affordable crayfish and scallops.

One of the best provincial museums in New Zealand, the Kaikoura Museum offers an insightful look into the culture and traditions of the Maori people and Kaikoura’s whaling and farming history. For an outdoor adventure, follow a wilderness trail in the Kaikoura Ranges, such as the Mt Fyffe and Kowhai-Hapuku circuits.

Arrive in time for Kaikoura Seafest, a one-day celebration in early October that blends seafood, wine, beer and music. Costumes are encouraged, so feel free to join in with the local folk by dressing as a penguin, dolphin or whale. After all the festivities, stroll through purple gardens at Lavendyl Lavender Farm.

Getting around

Kaikoura is a scenic 2.5-hour drive north of Christchurch International Airport. Intercity buses arrive from Christchurch, while trains come from Picton in the north. Rental cars and shuttle buses are available for local transport.

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  • What are the best hotels in Kaikoura?

    607 reviews rated Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park with an average score of 8.6/10. It may also be worth looking into the Mt Lyford Lodge, which received a rating of 8.9/10 from 183 reviews. Panorama Motel could also be a good option, with a score of 8.3/10 from 512 reviews.

  • How much is a hotel in Kaikoura tonight?

    A hotel in Kaikoura tonight can start as low as £33 for the night, with an average cost of £102, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours.