New Zealand’s Top Hotels For Unforgettable Staycations

A massive red 'HOTEL' sign on a wall.
Forget the stale hotel stereotypes; New Zealand's staycation scene is flourishing with bold character and unrivalled charm.

Kaikōura’s best accommodation: Eight of the finest spots to rest your head in this coastal region

Wooden apartments set behind a swimming pool on a sunny day.

Kaikōura offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, marine wonders and warm hospitality. No matter if you seek a luxury resort, a cozy bed and breakfast, or a low key camping ground, our list of accommodations embodies the essence of Kaikōura's charm.

Whale tales and seaside adventures: Kid friendly activities in Kaikōura

Kids playing mini golf with their parents on a sunny day.

Looking for things to do with the kids in Kaikōura? You've come to the right place.

A Self-Guided Storytelling Tour of Kaikōura

A view of a tall sculpture in Kaikoura at sunset.

Where rugged mountains meet waves crashing along a spectacular, rocky coastline presided over by diverse colonies of marine life, is the picturesque town of Kaikōura.

Aotearoa's Underground Haunts, Rooftops and The In-betweens

A view of the Pink Lady building looking up from the ground.
From rooftop bars to underground haunts and hidden gems in-between, New Zealand has plenty of incredible spots hiding in our cities and towns. They may be a bit hard to find, but the best stuff takes a little effort, right?

The People Behind the Places: Meet the Food and Drink Heroes of Kaikōura

A hand holds a bunch of dark red grapes growing on a vine at Esses in Kaikōura.
Come hungry, thirsty and with plenty of suitcase space as this new look food and drink scene won’t disappoint.

Walking Where Ancestors Once Walked

Maurice Manawatu sat in chair.
Maurice Manawatu belongs to the Ngāi Tahu hapū of Ngāti Kuri who arrived in Kaikōura many generations ago and married into the original peoples.

It's a Family Affair

Quintin Hislop with his mum outside BeeBox.
Third generation Kaikōura local, Quintin Hislop comes from a family whose name is synonymous with wholefoods, organics, and a passion for the highest quality products.

The Good Life: Fiona Read's Journey Back to Land and Sea

Fiona Read, and her husband Chris, in their kitchen at Hapuku Kitchen.
Like most people you meet in Kaikōura, Fiona Read is extremely passionate about this special seaside town and its offerings – especially so in the culinary sense of things.

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Beach and mountains in Kaikōura.

The best things to see, eat, and do in Kaikōura

6 Alternative Activities in Kaikōura

Man riding downhill through forest at Middle Hill MTB.
From llama trekking to downhill MTB tracks, there's plenty to keep you busy in Kaikōura that doesn't involve a boat.

Sample Seafood and Other Indulgent Eats Across Kaikōura's Humble Culinary Scene

Cooked crayfish on a plate.
With an abundance of seafood at their fingertips, it's no surprise Kaikōura has a bunch of culinary delights across town.