Kaikoura is New Zealand's premier destination for aquatic adventures. Located on the north-eastern coast of South Island, it's a picturesque harbour and resort in its own right, so there's no need to weigh anchor if visitors just want to relax on the beach. But the real attractions lie offshore. Accommodation here offers a great chance to spot sperm whales, humpback whales, orcas, dusky dolphins and other legends of the sea. Expert guides will show the way, providing experiences that visitors won't forget. If nature is your passion, this is the place to rent a holiday cottage.
Choose the perfect holiday letting
Best holiday rental deals in Kaikoura
608 amazing properties from 5 providers, such as Casamundo or Booking.com, are currently available in Kaikoura. HomeToGo immediately compares all of these rentals so you can save up to 21%!
Top-Rated Lettings and Properties in Kaikoura
Recommended holiday lettings in Kaikoura
Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Kaikoura from just £37 per night
Budget-friendly Holiday Homes in Kaikoura
Best holiday lettings with a pool
A swimming pool is a holiday home staple, and with 15% of the holiday rentals in Kaikoura providing pool access, there are plenty of great options from which to choose. Get ready to take a dip and dive into the top offers for accommodation with private pools in Kaikoura.
Best holiday rentals with a balcony
Want to see even more of Kaikoura on your trip? Enjoy incredible views across this destination from your holiday home or apartment by booking a rental with a balcony in Kaikoura.
Most popular holiday lettings with a fireplace
Accommodation with a fireplace - what could make a stay in Kaikoura cosier? Find a holiday rental for your snug escape today, and start looking forward to evenings in Kaikoura spent wrapped up in front of a toasty, crackling fire.
Popular holiday rental amenities in Kaikoura
If you travel with your pet, you can easily find a pet-friendly property in Kaikoura. Pet-friendly properties in Kaikoura cost, on average, £80 per night. A few of the pet-friendly lettings are situated less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Kaikoura
Accommodation options for your holiday in Kaikoura
Enjoy Stellar Seafood at Kaikoura's Popular Eateries
Kaikoura accommodation offers some sublime restaurants, where chefs use the region's seafood to create culinary masterpieces. If you're looking for a snack before boarding a whale-watching vessel, Kaikoura Seafood BBQ has what you need. From chowders to grilled crayfish, it offers a cornucopia of marine delicacies.
Emporium Brewery mixes up craft brewing with surf and turf cuisine, while Allure Cafe is probably the number one spot to fill up on healthy breakfasts before moving onto the day's attractions. And the innovative Groper Garage serves up fine fish dishes in a converted mechanic's shop. All are can be reached from Kaikoura accommodation with ease.
There are even some boutique wine producers to discover at Kaikoura accommodation. For instance, Esses make elite sparkling wines. If you want to toast your vacation, there's no better place to do so.
Glimpse Majestic Sea Creatures from Kaikoura's Nature-Spotting Fleet
Nature is the number one appeal of a holiday cottage in Kaikoura, there's no doubt about it. New Zealand's waters teem with large species that are rare or hard to spot elsewhere. But here they frolic and show off for visitors, and every boat trip from Kaikoura harbour seems to offer rich natural spectacles.
Some operators offer trips where visitors can swim with dolphins. Others let you get as close as possible to sperm whales as they surface. Some know how to spot rare birds like the Albatross, which never leaves the sea's waves. And some are all about the region's charismatic fur seals.
If nature watching isn't your scene, Kaikoura accommodation is also great for fishing fans. Companies like Kaikoura Boat Tours offer short trips or extended multi-day adventures, with all of the equipment you need thrown in. And with such rich seas, impressive catches are a certainty.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Kaikoura?
The average nightly price for a holiday home in Kaikoura is £37.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Kaikoura?
There are currently 608 holiday homes in Kaikoura to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Kaikoura?
Travellers planning holidays to Kaikoura most often look for Internet, TV, and Garden when it comes to accommodation amenities.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Kaikoura?
Holidaymakers looking for accommodation in Kaikoura will be pleased to know that there are 608 options on offer, with prices starting from just £37 per night.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Kaikoura holiday home?
Finding accommodation in Kaikoura for you and your dog is definitely possible, with 31 pet-friendly holiday homes available.
What's the best time of year to travel to Kaikoura?
Book your Kaikoura holiday in January or February to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.
How do I find deals on holiday accommmodation in Kaikoura?
You can get fabulous discounts on holiday accommodation in Kaikoura with the cost per night for accommodation starting at just £37 - and HomeToGo has created a range of features that make it a piece of cake to locate some outstanding deals. When thinking about the timing for a trip, try a search using HomeToGo's flexible dates technology to easily look for low-price date options and find discounts of as much as 21%. Additionally, HomeToGo's 'distance from' filter enables you to locate hidden treasure holiday rentals in lower-price, under-the-radar spots with good proximity to the area of your choice, whether that's the coastline, a swimming lake, winter sports area or town centre. Start searching with time to spare to make the most of a wide range of offers and low prices - and do so with confidence by using HomeToGo's 'free cancellation' filter when searching for holiday accommodation.
What are the benefits of choosing a holiday letting in Kaikoura with HomeToGo?
From increased privacy away from the crowds to plenty of room for relaxing with your family, friends or partner, holiday rentals in Kaikoura bring a variety of advantages. HomeToGo lets you read genuine ratings written by previous guests, and searching is safe, easy, and hassle-free - so with 608 offers from 5 providers in the area, you're bound to locate the ideal place to stay with the amenities and features that are important to you in Kaikoura.
We list offers from thousands of providers, including:
Top holiday destinations near Kaikoura
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Hanmer Springs
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Christchurch
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Akaroa
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Lake Tekapo
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Dunedin
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Te Anau
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Paihia
Holiday lettings & accommodation in Whitianga