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Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mondello Kaikoura
Mondello Kaikoura
3 out of 5
29 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, Canterbury
The price is AU$115 per night

Mondello Kaikoura: Family motel with free WiFi and free parking. Located in the city centre.

4.2/5Very Good! (17 reviews)
Mondello Kaikoura
Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
126 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
The price is AU$144 per night

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments: Apartment building with free WiFi and free parking. Located by the ocean.

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
34 Beach Rd, Kaikoura
The price is AU$80 per night

Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park: Family holiday park with free WiFi and free parking. Guests love the location!

4.5/5Wonderful! (96 reviews)
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura
The price is AU$222 per night

The White Morph - Heritage Collection: Family motel with free WiFi and a business centre. Located by the ocean.

4.5/5Wonderful! (129 reviews)
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
Kaikoura Cottage Motels
Kaikoura Cottage Motels
4 out of 5
Cnr Old Beach RoadMill Road, Kaikoura
The price is AU$121 per night

Kaikoura Cottage Motels: Aparthotel with free WiFi and free parking. Guests love the WiFi!

4.9/5Exceptional! (119 reviews)
Kaikoura Cottage Motels
The Fairways Apartments
The Fairways Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1 Kersage Drive - Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura
The price is AU$149 per night

The Fairways Apartments: Family apartment building with free WiFi and breakfast. Located near whale watching.

4.8/5Exceptional! (134 reviews)
The Fairways Apartments
Alpine View Motel
Alpine View Motel
3 out of 5
146 Beach Road, Kaikoura
The price is AU$116 per night

Alpine View Motel: Family motel with free WiFi and free parking. Located by the sea.

4.1/5Very Good! (76 reviews)
Alpine View Motel
Te Mahuru Retreat
Te Mahuru Retreat
3.5 out of 5
233 Schoolhouse Rd, Kaikoura, Canterbury
The price is AU$120 per night

Te Mahuru Retreat: Family bed & breakfast with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near whale watching.

5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Te Mahuru Retreat
Alpine-pacific Holiday Park
Alpine-pacific Holiday Park
3 out of 5
69 Beach Road, Kaikoura
The price is AU$69 per night

Alpine-pacific Holiday Park: Family holiday park with free WiFi and free parking. Guests love the comfy beds!

4.2/5Excellent! (91 reviews)
Alpine-pacific Holiday Park

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Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mediterranean Motel Kaikoura
Mediterranean Motel Kaikoura
2.5 out of 5
239 Beach Road, Kaikoura

Mediterranean Motel Kaikoura: Family motel with free WiFi and free parking. Located near a train station.

4.3/5Excellent! (80 reviews)
Mediterranean Motel Kaikoura
Alpine View Motel
Alpine View Motel
3 out of 5
146 Beach Road, Kaikoura
The price is AU$116 per night

Alpine View Motel: Family motel with free WiFi and free parking. Located by the sea.

4.1/5Very Good! (76 reviews)
Alpine View Motel
Seaview Motel
Seaview Motel
3 out of 5
164 Esplanade, Kaikoura

Seaview Motel: Beach motel with free WiFi and free parking. Located near whale watching.

4.3/5Excellent! (95 reviews)
Seaview Motel

Top luxury Kaikoura hotel deals

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast
Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
19 Austin Street, South Island, Kaikoura, North Canterbury

Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast: Luxury bed & breakfast with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a metro station.

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
The price is AU$232 per night

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel: Luxury hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Located near whale watching.

4.4/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel
The Factory
The Factory
4 out of 5
5 Hapuku Rd, Hapuku
The price is AU$370 per night

The Factory: Luxury cottage with free WiFi and free parking. Located on the beach.

No reviews
The Factory

Accommodation In Kaikoura

With a population of approximately 3,200 residents, the Kaikoura township is located on a rocky peninsula, protruding from lush farmland beneath the mountains. In the waters off the peninsula, a complex marine system provides an abundantly rich habitat for marine mammals and seabirds making it an ideal place for getting 'close to nature'.

Our Kaikoura accommodation places you right in the town to investigate its fascinating history. Archaeological remains indicate that Moa Hunters inhabited the peninsula 900 years ago. In Maori legend, Maui placed his foot on the Kaikoura peninsula to steady himself while he 'fished-up' the North Island. The Maori name Kaikoura translates to 'meal of crayfish' (Kai - food, koura - crayfish), and it is crayfish that the region is traditionally famous for. The area's abundant food sources attracted Maori settlement, and the remains of several pa sites can still be seen on the peninsula to this day.

In 1770, Captain Cook first discovered the Kaikoura peninsula, believing it to be an island. The first shore whaling station was established in 1843, located near where Fyffe House still stands today. Other whaling stations soon followed, and at one stage the industry employed over one hundred men in the Kaikoura district alone. Whale numbers steadily declined after 1850 and the exportation of them became unprofitable, leading whalers to turn to alternative means of existence, such as farming. Whaling continued sporadically until as recently as 1964 when the last of New Zealand’s whaling operations ceased.

Today, the emphasis in Kaikoura is the conservation of marine life, working with a sustainable tourist industry, which allows visitors from all over the world to appreciate life in the ocean. In 1978, the Marine Mammal Protection Act was finally passed, providing total protection to New Zealand's whales, dolphins and seals. Kaikoura lies within the Southern Hemisphere Whale Sanctuary.

Our Kaikoura hotels are perfectly positioned so that you can explore in boats the several different species of whale that can be seen off Kaikoura at different times of the year, but almost always the huge Sperm Whales. Flukes lifting clear at the start of the deep dive, adolescent male Sperm Whales enjoy the rich diet of the Kaikoura waters, while building up their strength to move to the mating grounds of the warm north. Regularly diving to depths of one kilometre, Sperm Whales have been known to dive to three kilometres, holding their breath for up to two hours - perhaps gulping down a few groper, or wrestling with a giant squid. The clean sharp fin of the Orca is often sighted in Kaikoura, and schools of Pilot Whales are occasional visitors. And everywhere the fun-loving Dusky Dolphin, which you are allowed to swim with! Fur seals, once hunted almost to extinction are now plentiful here, resting on warm rocks after a night's fishing. Seabirds, also enjoying the rich sea harvest, are abundant.

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How much is a hotel room in Kaikoura?

Hotels in Kaikoura start at AU$69 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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