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Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
7.0 Good
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 1,385 reviews
7.0

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.

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,156 reviews
8.2

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.

The White Morph - Heritage Collection
8.7 Excellent
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 571 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 highchairs, DVD/video rental and luggage storage.

Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 552 reviews
8.6

Featuring a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park is located in Kaikoura and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a sun deck, a playground and meeting rooms.

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 458 reviews
8.2

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge is located on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides free private parking on site and Gold Art & Design Gallery is a brief car trip away.

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel
8.8 Excellent
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1 review
8.8

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 luggage storage, a ticket service and a concierge.

Kaikoura Motor Inn
8.0 Excellent
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 360 reviews
8.0

Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also offers luggage storage, a ticket service and a playground.

The Fairways Luxury Accommodation Kaikoura
8.5 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.2 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 750 reviews
8.5

The Fairways at Ocean Ridge provides 3-star accommodation, plus a private beach, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. It is also a short car trip from Kaikoura Beach and Gold Art & Design Gallery.

Kaikoura Quality Suites
8.9 Excellent
154 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,178 reviews
8.9

Kaikoura Quality Suites is located in Kaikoura and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an airport shuttle, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
8.8 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,328 reviews
8.8

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments is set on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also features a ticket service, luggage storage and a tour desk.

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Average price in Kaikoura:$91/night
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$34 - $156
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$34 - $126
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Cheapest hotels in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Willowbank Motel
8.0 Excellent
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

Willowbank Motel is located in Kaikoura and is close to the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives. It also provides a playground, a 24-hour reception and a diving centre.

$74
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Panorama Motel
8.6 Excellent
266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

This comfortable motel in Kaikoura offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and snow sports. It is ideally located for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$108
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Nikau Lodge
9.4 Excellent
53 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

Nikau Lodge is set on South Island and offers 4-star facilities in addition to a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple amenities this Victorian bed & breakfast features include luggage storage, a tour desk and a ticket service.

$162
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Austin Heights Boutique Bed & Breakfast
19 Austin Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

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.

$168
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Waves Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

Waves Apartments Kaikoura provides a unique setting while in Kaikoura. It also features free bicycle rental, a 24-hour reception and highchairs.

$193
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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 in Kaikoura

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

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?

    Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park, rated with a score of 8.6 from 552 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Kaikoura. Other top stays include Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park, with an average rating of 8.4 from 726 reviewers, and Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura, with a score of 7.0 from 1,385 reviewers.