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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Reduced mobility rooms
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNikau Lodge Kaikoura
Lovely B and B with great views and such nice hosts! Wish we were staying longer than 1 night! Home made cookies and complimentary wine a bonus.
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Said goodbye to Blenheim and made our way to Kaikoura along the coast road. More mountains and stunning coastline. Passed Lake Grasmere along the way where they extract salt from in vast quantities. Arrived about 12 and found the bed and breakfast and luckily got our room early. Had a look round the town and had a lovely coffee and a savouy muffin …
... out some trivia articles from the paper that I had brought from home for a bit of fun.
A very funny thing happened at the park while preparing dinner (Minestrone tonight), Larraine went back to her van for something and Trevor casually mentioned to her to take care in the dark. Well that planted a seed, because she saw a group of three guys outside a van fiddling with the power and thought they were at her van so she gave them what for. This turned out ...
... ones were so intrigued by us and playful that they come out on to the road and played with us for ages! They would look at us, bounce up and down and when we run away they would chase after us. Then when we stopped they both turned around and run back the other way! Super cute and super fun. We went back to our camper and had a proper slap up meal, a big cray fish each to start and some more blue cod for main with chip shop chips on the side. A great end to a great day at another great ...
... on stopping at the prime roadside location earlier on whilst we were walking the first hill to a viewpoint. We stayed at a free campsite next to an Irish pub and a duck pond. I did some exercise before a delightful dinner. Dinner was homemade burgers, barbecued with squash slices, which acted as the buns. The dinner also included silver beet, mung bean sprouts, avocado and some cheeky almond butter. It was amazing and I managed to pick up the burger and eat it with my ...
... a few pods of both Hector and Dusky dolphins. The Hector dolphin is quite small, lighter in colour with dark fins and tail, whereas the Dusky are slightly larger, really fast and more mottled in colour.
We certainly had fun trying to photograph the dolphins, as they zipped and darted around our boat. Luckily we got a few clips of video, which was easier than still shots. It was enchanting to watch the babies synchronize their movements ...