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The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.8 Good

2.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

GoodBased on 1,033 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.

Admiral Court Motel
9.0 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 321 reviews
9.0

Admiral Court Motel Kaikoura is located on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. It also features luggage storage, laundry facilities and a tour desk.

The Fairways Apartments
8.6 Excellent

3.2 km 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.

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent

2.6 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 896 reviews
8.4

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

Te Mahuru Retreat
9.1 Excellent

5.9 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 804 reviews
9.1

Te Mahuru Retreat is located in Kaikoura and offers newly renovated rooms and free wireless internet. The various amenities this luxury bed & breakfast features include a tour desk, laundry facilities and a ticket service.

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,022 reviews
8.4

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.

Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent

4.0 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 707 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.

Kaikoura Quality Suites
8.7 Excellent

3.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 731 reviews
8.7

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.

Alpine View Motel
8.1 Excellent

3.4 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 641 reviews
8.1

Featuring a swimming pool, Alpine View Motel is located in Kaikoura and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers bicycle rental, a free shuttle service and a playground.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
9.3 Excellent

12.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 22 reviews
9.3

Located in Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses offers 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and a sauna. It features comfortable rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

Tips for booking a Kaikoura hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Kaikoura:$147/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$27/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$27 - $501
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$78 - $610
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Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent

2.6 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

2
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent

1.5 km 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.

3
Admiral Court Motel
9.0 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Admiral Court Motel Kaikoura is located on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. It also features luggage storage, laundry facilities and a tour desk.

4
Waves Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent

1.0 km 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.

5
Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent

1.1 km 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.

Cheapest hotels in Kaikoura, Canterbury

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Kaikoura Sea Side lodge
8.7 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Kaikoura Sea Side lodge provides comfortable rooms, furnished to accommodate the needs of any guest.

$35
Avg. per night
The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.8 Good

2.3 km 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.

$63
Avg. per night
Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent

2.6 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

$71
Avg. per night
The Pier Hotel And Restaurant
7.9 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

The Pier Hotel Kaikoura is located in Kaikoura and offers free Wi-Fi. It is also a short car ride from Kaikoura Beach and the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives.

$85
Avg. per night
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent

2.3 km 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.

$86
Avg. per night
Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent

4.0 km 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.

$91
Avg. per night
Willowbank Motel
7.1 Good

3.8 km 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.

$92
Avg. per night
A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park
7.1 Good

2.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park is situated in Kaikoura and features free wireless internet. It also offers luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a concierge.

$100
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kaikoura

2 stars or below

$85 - $191

No. 1 most popular

Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
$191
Avg. per night
$85
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3 stars

$35 - $229

No. 1 most popular

Koura Bay Resort
8.8 Excellent
$229
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$91
Avg. per night

Best value

$35
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$135 - $941

No. 1 most popular

Admiral Court Motel
9.0 Excellent
$139
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$142
Avg. per night

Best value

$135
Avg. per night

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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.

Kaikoura travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kaikoura?

    Mt Lyford Lodge, rated with a score of 8.9 from 183 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Kaikoura. Other top stays include Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park, with an average rating of 8.6 from 608 reviewers, and Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park, with a score of 8.4 from 895 reviewers.