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Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
7.0 Good
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
GoodBased on 1,397 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
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.9 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 1,146 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
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
8.7 Excellent
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 550 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
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 551 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
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.9 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 457 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
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel
8.2 Excellent
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 417 reviews
8.2

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.

Dusky Lodge
Dusky Lodge
8.2 Excellent
67 Beach road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.6 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 1,170 reviews
8.2

Set in Kaikoura, Dusky Lodge and Backpackers is a five-minute walk from the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives and features an outdoor pool. It also provides luggage storage and a designated smoking area.

Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn
8.0 Excellent
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 367 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
The Fairways Luxury Accommodation Kaikoura
8.5 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.0 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 744 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
Kaikoura Quality Suites
8.9 Excellent
154 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.2 mi from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 1,084 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.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Kaikoura:$106/night
Cheapest price found:$19/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$49 - $225
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$56 - $225
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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.9 mi from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

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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Waves Luxury Apartments
Waves Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.6 mi 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.

3
Panorama Motel
Panorama Motel
8.5 Excellent
266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 mi 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.

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Dusky Lodge
Dusky Lodge
8.2 Excellent
67 Beach road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.6 mi from city centre,  

Set in Kaikoura, Dusky Lodge and Backpackers is a five-minute walk from the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives and features an outdoor pool. It also provides luggage storage and a designated smoking area.

$17
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Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.4 mi from city centre,  

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.

$46
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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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0.9 mi 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.

$53
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Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
7.0 Good
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.5 mi 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.

$59
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A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park
A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park
7.2 Good
9-15 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.3 mi from city centre,  

A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park is situated in Kaikoura and features free wireless internet. A short walk from Kaikoura Beach, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator.

$65
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Kaikoura Motor Inn
Kaikoura Motor Inn
8.0 Excellent
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

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

$66
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Willowbank Motel
Willowbank Motel
7.5 Good
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.4 mi from city centre,  

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.

$77
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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.9 mi from city centre,  

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.

$78
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Hotel prices in Kaikoura

2 stars and under
The Pier Hotel And Restaurant
#1 Most popular

The Pier Hotel And Restaurant

1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand

7.9 Good
$53

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Dusky Lodge
#2 Most popular

Dusky Lodge

67 Beach road, Kaikoura, New Zealand

8.2 Excellent
$17

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Panorama Motel
Best value

Panorama Motel

266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand

8.5 Excellent
$118

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3 stars
Willowbank Motel
#1 Most popular

Willowbank Motel

183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand

7.5 Good
$77

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Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
#2 Most popular

Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura

222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand

7.0 Good
$59

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Brook House B&B & Cottages

201 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand

8.7 Excellent
$44

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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
#1 Most popular

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand

8.2 Excellent
$83

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The White Morph - Heritage Collection
#2 Most popular

The White Morph - Heritage Collection

92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand

8.7 Excellent
$94

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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Best value

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

115 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand

8.2 Excellent
$78

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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

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.

  • What are the best hotels in Kaikoura?

    730 reviews rated Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park with an average score of 8.4/10. It may also be worth looking into the Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura, which received a rating of 7.0/10 from 1,397 reviews. Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge could also be a good option, with a score of 8.2/10 from 1,146 reviews.