Willowbank Motel

183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Whale of a time!!!

A travel blog entry by surash


The day we were dreading had finally arrived - the reason: we had to drive 570 kilometers all the way to Kaikoura - a small town on the north western coast of South Island - famous for its marine life viewing on its beaches. We were going to do this trip, for another one of the main reasons we took this vacation to New Zealand - to see some whales …

Madam meets Rolf Harris in disguise....

A travel blog entry by katie_garnham


It's horse riding morning!!!

I can't say Elvina is sharing my enthusiasm yet... but she will..... we get ready and make another packed lunch.. (what can I say....it's cheap!) and head off for the short walk to the meeting point where our ride is waiting... we opted to pay for the drive as we would of had to leave about 6am... its that far …

Death by Seal.... well almost!

A travel blog entry by katie_garnham


Today Elvina and I wake and have breakfast and a shower... today we are doing the "school trip" thing... I mean tourist thing... we have made a pack lunch!! Bless us.... we are hiking... I mean walking alot today...

We start the day walking to Fyffe House which took about 2.5 hours. This house is rich in human history, the story of this …

Naked travel.... and near death....

A travel blog entry by katie_garnham


We awoke this morning had breakfast, showered and packed, as usual there is no-one around the lodge... it's a little spooky to be honest... we try to check out but there is no owner or anyone on reception and so with a bus to catch we leave..... Nelson has been a quiet experience but a lovely place all the same.

We walk to the pick up …

Pink Lakes and seals

A travel blog entry by iain.dalgleish


Heading down to the South proper, stopping at the Saltworks on Lake Grassmere. At this time of year the salt lakes are turning pink due to the actions of a tiny brine loving shrimp. They were difficult to get the colour in a photograph. Managed to spot our first fur seals, they were not doing anything interesting except blending into the colours of …

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsWillowbank Motel Kaikoura

    Reviewed by iain.dalgleish

    very tired

    Reviewed Feb 9, 2011
    by (19 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Willowbank Motel Kaikoura

    3.00 of 5 stars Good