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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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 …
... mount Cook in the distance with a bit of snow on top. It was an awesome drive. We got to our hotel at 9:30. We booked in Twizel as it was over half way to our next destination. We had been driving for 5 hours in total. Noel was shattered. The hotel was a grotty holiday park. The room was fowl, it looked like it hadn't been updated since the 1950's. We paid £43 for it so wasn't too bad and had an ensuite which we have missed. It was called the High County lodge ...
... You are guaranteed to see whales and we saw three (well, the same one twice plus another one) sperm whales. The best bit is when they dive and do a tail-flip, and I have the photos to prove it! It was a two-hour trip and there was quite a lot of waiting around, but it was worth it. They use staff as "whale spotters" and also a hydrophone (underwater microphone) to find out where the whales are, then they go like the clappers until they find it. ...
... are a number of tall commercial buildings but there are still quite a few 19th century villas around which gives the area character. The night before Penny had given us the 'Earthquake talk- where things were and what to do if one happened- I had to check- was she winding us up? We visited Te Papa Tongarewa ( our place) museum- 'Awesome Forces' exhibition- we were shocked at how often there are earthquakes in this part of the world- on average there are ...
In the morning we finished packing and then got a cab down to the station early so that we could have lunch there. After lunch we each got a "small" ice cream but small translates as 3 big scoops. They had a separate room that they had saturated in christmas decorations to rase money for the cancer society. On the ...