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The Lazy Shag Lodge
The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.8 Good
37 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
GoodBased on 1,175 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.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
9.3 Excellent
State Highway 1 at Station Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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12.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 24 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.

Koura Bay Resort
Koura Bay Resort
8.8 Excellent
75 Koura Bay Drive, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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9.2 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 207 reviews
8.8

Koura Bay Golf Resort is set on South Island and offers 5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides free bicycle rental and a garden.

Admiral Court Motel
Admiral Court Motel
9.0 Excellent
16 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 335 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 at Ocean Ridge
The Fairways at Ocean Ridge
8.6 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.2 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 775 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.

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Kaikoura
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Kaikoura
8.1 Excellent
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 556 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 White Morph - Heritage Collection
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
8.7 Excellent
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 361 reviews
8.7

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.

Seaview Motel
Seaview Motel
7.6 Good
164 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
GoodBased on 782 reviews
7.6

This charming motel in Kaikoura provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as outdoor tennis courts and luggage storage. It also offers an airport shuttle, a tour desk and a car rental desk.

Willowbank Motel
Willowbank Motel
7.1 Good
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
GoodBased on 596 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.

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 946 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.

Tips for booking a Kaikoura hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Kaikoura:$171/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$27/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$68 - $504
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$78 - $754
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Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

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.

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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.3 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

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.

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Admiral Court Motel
Admiral Court Motel
9.0 Excellent
16 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

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.

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Waves Luxury Apartments
Waves Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

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

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Panorama Motel
Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

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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The Lazy Shag Lodge
The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.8 Good
37 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.3 km from city centre,  

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.

$62
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Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre,  

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.

$69
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Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.7 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.3 km from city centre,  

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.

$83
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The Pier Hotel And Restaurant
The Pier Hotel And Restaurant
7.9 Good
1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.4 km from city centre,  

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.

$86
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Willowbank Motel
Willowbank Motel
7.1 Good
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.8 km from city centre,  

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

$88
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Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
7.5 Good
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

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.

$88
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Brook House B&B & Cottages
Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent
201 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.0 km from city centre,  

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.

$90
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A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park
A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park
7.1 Good
9-15 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.1 km from city centre,  

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
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Hotel prices in Kaikoura

2 stars or below

$86 - $167

Panorama Motel

No. 1 most popular

Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
$167
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The Pier Hotel And Restaurant
$86
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3 stars

$88 - $167

Koura Bay Resort

No. 1 most popular

Koura Bay Resort
8.8 Excellent
$167
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Brook House B&B & Cottages

No. 2 most popular

$90
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Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura

Best value

$88
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4 stars and up

$137 - $945

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

No. 1 most popular

$149
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Kaikoura Quality Suites

No. 2 most popular

$139
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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Best value

$137
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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 9.0 from 210 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Kaikoura. Other top stays include Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park, with an average rating of 8.7 from 640 reviewers, and Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park, with a score of 8.4 from 946 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Kaikoura cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $216/night is normal for a hotel in Kaikoura.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kaikoura?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Kaikoura starting from $63 per night in the last 3 days.