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.
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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.
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Bringing a canine companion along on your travels? Whether they're exploring the surroundings or finding a spot in which to snuggle up on the sofa, your pet will be welcome at one of the 41 dog-friendly holiday lettings in Kaikoura.
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Want to admire Kaikoura's vistas from the comfort of a holiday apartment, or enjoy private outside space while staying in a Kaikoura holiday home? Take a look at our top lettings with balconies and patios in Kaikoura and find the perfect accommodation for your stay.
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Check above for our most frequently selected filters for Kaikoura, as well as the number of holiday lettings which offer the relevant amenity. You can easily find a holiday rental meeting your criteria in Kaikoura if you can't imagine a holiday without internet or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as most lettings provide Internet or TV. Plan your holidays in advance if you like to end your days curled up by the fire or you want a rental with a jacuzzi. There are just 24 listed lettings providing Fireplace and 25 properties with Hot tub.
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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.
Information about holiday rentals in Kaikoura
|🏡 Holiday homes available||517 properties|
|💳 Discounts available||up to 56%|
|🌙 Nightly prices from||£36|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Pets allowed and Kitchen|
|🐾 Pet friendly rentals||41 properties|
|🏊 Holiday rentals with pools||76 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
How many holiday lettings are available to rent in Kaikoura?
There are 517 holiday rentals from 5 different providers on offer in Kaikoura.
What is the most searched holiday rental amenity in Kaikoura?
Three most popular holiday home amenities among our customers in Kaikoura are Pool, Pets allowed and Kitchen.
How many holiday rentals with a pool there are on offer in Kaikoura?
Holiday homes with pools are 15 of all offers in Kaikoura.
Am I allowed to bring my pet while staying in a Kaikoura holiday home?
Pets are welcome in Kaikoura which is home to 41 pet-friendly holiday lettings.
What's the perfect time 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.
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