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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 1,228 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.

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 563 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 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 790 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.

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 386 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.

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 597 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.

Panorama Motel
Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 359 reviews
8.3

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.

Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
7.5 Good
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
GoodBased on 1,481 reviews
7.5

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
8.3 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 1,170 reviews
8.3

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
Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent
201 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.0 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 771 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.

Kaikoura Quality Suites
Kaikoura Quality Suites
8.7 Excellent
154 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 870 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.

Tips for booking a Kaikoura hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Kaikoura:S$ 156/night
Absolute cheapest price found:S$ 18/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
S$ 66 - S$ 324
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S$ 72 - S$ 675
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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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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.

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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.

S$ 58
Avg. per night
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.6 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, a tour desk and meeting rooms.

S$ 76
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Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
7.5 Good
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.8 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.

S$ 84
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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.

S$ 84
Avg. per night
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.

S$ 89
Avg. per night
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,  

Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It features comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

S$ 99
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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,  

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.

S$ 118
Avg. per night
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
8.3 Excellent
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.1 km 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.

S$ 123
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kaikoura

2 stars or below

S$ 89 - S$ 177

Panorama Motel

No. 1 most popular

Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
S$ 177
Avg. per night
Willowbank Motel

Best value

S$ 89
Avg. per night
3 stars

S$ 84 - S$ 99

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Kaikoura

No. 1 most popular

S$ 99
Avg. per night
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura

No. 2 most popular

S$ 84
Avg. per night
Brook House B&B & Cottages

Best value

S$ 84
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 123 - S$ 154

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

No. 1 most popular

S$ 124
Avg. per night
The White Morph - Heritage Collection

No. 2 most popular

S$ 154
Avg. per night
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Best value

S$ 123
Avg. per night

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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?

    Heritage Court Motor Lodge Kaikoura is a very popular hotel in Kaikoura, with a score of 8.1 from 564 reviews. Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge (8.3 from 1,171 reviews) and Koura Bay Resort (8.8 from 212 reviews) are also highly rated Kaikoura hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Kaikoura cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around S$ 143/night is normal for a hotel in Kaikoura.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kaikoura?

    Over the last 3 days, Kaikoura hotels have been found for as cheap as S$ 73/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

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    Users have found prices for hotels in Kaikoura tonight starting as low as S$ 73, rising to an average cost of S$ 142, based on searches in the last 72 hours.