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The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.7 Good

1.4 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

GoodBased on 928 reviews
7.7

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.

Dusky Lodge And Backpackers
8.1 Excellent

1.6 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,259 reviews
8.1

Boasting a swimming pool, Dusky Lodge and Backpackers is located in Kaikoura and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides luggage storage.

The Fairways Apartments
8.7 Excellent

2.0 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 729 reviews
8.7

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.

Te Mahuru Retreat
9.1 Excellent

3.7 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 736 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.

Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast
9.5 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 102 reviews
9.5

This unique bed & breakfast in Kaikoura offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a free shuttle service and luggage storage. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 949 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

2.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 684 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.

Lemon Tree Lodge
9.2 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 65 reviews
9.2

Lemon Tree Lodge Kaikoura is set on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to a Jacuzzi. It is moments from Kaikoura Visitor Centre and is close to the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

Kaikoura Quality Suites
8.7 Excellent

2.2 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 677 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.

Bay Cottages
8.6 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

ExcellentBased on 311 reviews
8.6

Bay Cottages is situated in Kaikoura and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers bicycle rental.

Tips for booking a Kaikoura hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Kaikoura:$89/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Monday
$19 - $153
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$14 - $129
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The Hamptons
9.8 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

The Hamptons is set on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also features room service, a terrace and laundry facilities.

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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.

3
Waves Luxury Apartments
9.0 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.

4
Panorama Motel
8.2 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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Dusky Lodge And Backpackers
8.1 Excellent

1.6 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Dusky Lodge and Backpackers is located in Kaikoura and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides luggage storage.

$21
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Kaikoura Sea Side lodge
8.7 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Kaikoura Show on map

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

$27
Avg. per night
The Lazy Shag Lodge
7.7 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.

$50
Avg. per night
The Pier Hotel And Restaurant
7.8 Good

0.9 mi 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.

$61
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.

$68
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.

$71
Avg. per night
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.7 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.

$78
Avg. per night
A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park
7.1 Good

1.3 mi 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.

$86
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kaikoura

2 stars and under

$21 - $129

#1 Most popular

Panorama Motel
8.2 Excellent
$129
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$61
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Best value

$21
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3 stars

$27 - $182

#1 Most popular

$93
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#2 Most popular

$86
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Best value

$27
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4 stars +

$96 - $150

#1 Most popular

$107
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$113
Avg. per night

Best value

$96
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

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?

    Panorama Motel (8.2/10 from 489 reviews), Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park (8.7/10 from 585 reviews), and Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge (8.4/10 from 949 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Kaikoura.

  • How much do hotels in Kaikoura cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Kaikoura is $163 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Kaikoura around is $149 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $332 per night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kaikoura?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Kaikoura starting from $46 per night in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Kaikoura tonight?

    Kaikoura hotels start at $53 for tonight; however accommodations will average about $132. Many 4-star stays can be found in Kaikoura tonight, with prices starting at $90. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.