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TravelPod Member ReviewsWillowbank Motel Kaikoura
This motel is showing its age and looks very tired, but it still is reasonable with it cleanliness and comfort. The WiFi is offered but does not reach all its rooms.
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Christchurch was to have hosted the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Four years later they proudly opened the Cricket World Cup, throwing the ceremony open to all comers – and we came! It was a lovely evening sitting out in the park; a festival feel with singers, dancers, celebrities, speeches and fireworks – all free. It was fortunate we had booked our accommodation early, as the city was booked ...
... none of us have ever been that close before. Once we got our pictures we got back on the road and realised the whole route around to the town had hundreds of seals. On our journey we learned Kaikoura means 'eat crayfish' in Maori, so of course we had to try the local delicacy. We were recommended a place called Kaikoura Seafood BBQ (original I know!). I couldn't believe how big crayfish actually are. We shared one between three ...
... K&P so soon, but it was good knowing that we would see them again before we made our way back home. The weather was beautiful, we saw stunning scenery and had dolphins chasing the boat. Finally arriving in Picton, we picked up a car and drove through the Marlborough wine region towards Kaikoura. We followed the coast road, seeing fur seals all along the beach and stopped off a number of times to soak up the atmosphere. I still can't quite believe we're ...
... whale way. On the way back we saw two more sperm whales and now I can't believe my luck. The whales hide out in the underwater canyon we were sailing on which is 1300metres deep and big enough to fit mountain ranges inside. They come up for air to re oxygenise for 10 minutes before flipping their tales and diving back down for 2 hours. Back to the town I had a wander round the shops and bought John a necklace made from Paua ...