Facts - The seaside settlement of Kaikoura is situated on the South Island’s rugged east coast, half way between Christchurch and Picton. Famous for its sea life, Kaikoura is the place to view the world’s most acrobatic dolphins, the resident sperm whales (equivalent in size to four elephants!) and giant albatross. The town itself boasts the stunning, snow capped backdrop of the Kaikoura Ranges and there’s plenty of play and exploration to be had on land! Activities include whale and dolphin watching, swimming with dolphins or seals, kayaking, quad bike rides, horse riding and farm visits. The town itself is big enough to offer a range of accommodation , great cafes restaurants and delectable crayfish or fish and chips, but small enough to relax in the peace of a typical South Island town.
KAIKOURA FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
Kaikoura Holiday Parks and Campgrounds
Kaikoura Holiday Homes
Kaikoura Bed and Breakfasts
- 270 Esplanade, Kaikoura
- +64 3 319 5931
- +64 3 319 6921
- Nightly Rates From:
$99.00 per night based on a double room with ensuite
Our modern beachfront hostel is extra special with a direct view of the Kaikoura mountains and across the South Pacific Ocean. Backpacker accommodation at this Kaikoura hostel includes doubles, twins and small multi-share rooms, so there are less people in your room space. YHA Kaikoura has excellent communal facilities including a lounge and dining room (both with that amazing view) and a well-equipped kitchen for cooking up locally caught crayfish! From the hostel there are a number of Kaikoura attractions within walking distance, including the seal colony, local Maori pa sites and the walkway up to the excellent Kaikoura lookout where you can try and spot a whale or two! YHA Kaikoura backpackers is known for its laid-back atmosphere and we encourage our guests to relax in our courtyard/pergola BBQ area, watch movies in our cosy lounge room or explore the beach and rock pools just across the road. ... more