Willowbank Motel

Address: 183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7300, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsWillowbank Motel Kaikoura

        Reviewed by iain.dalgleish

        very tired

        Reviewed Feb 9, 2011
        by (21 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

        Travel Blogs from Kaikoura


        A travel blog entry by benjandkori on Mar 13, 2015

        25 photos

        ... of the water from time to time. Dozens of fins were showing in every direction. As our time was beginning to run out, a few of the dolphins began to fling themselves out of the water, turing backflips before landing heavily back on the surface. This behaviour was probably a hunting technique to frighten fish. The backflips kept on coming and we were sad to have to leave the area and head back to port. As we arrived at the marina, we felt exhilarated and very satisfied. ...

        A slice of paradise - New Zealand

        A travel blog entry by greetadventures on Mar 05, 2015

        4 comments, 19 photos

        ... with each approaching wave all the way back into port. One of our noteworthy hikes from Picton took us along the headlands and provided beautiful views of the Marlborough Sound and inlets we had kayaked the previous day, note the calm waters. It is time to continue our journey South to Kaikoura. Kaikoura was a former Maori settlement which later became a whaling station for European settlers. This is an area where the mountain descends to the sea and continues under the ...

        Seals by the Dozen

        A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Jan 20, 2015

        1 comment, 4 photos

        ... in the caravan in Wales with the rain dancing on the tin roof, our NZ water feature

        Tomorrow we are leaving South Island behind us and getting the inter islander ferry from Picton on South Island to Wellington North Island.

        We are chasing the sun so looking forward to the difference in North Island , though I don't think it has the awesome magnificent majestic scenery of South Island we are looking forward to experiencing its volcanic awesomeness ...

        Making Friends with the Resident Seals!

        A travel blog entry by suzieq88 on Jul 20, 2014

        22 photos

        ... re smiling merrily, we were FREEZING cold and very wary of these very large and angry looking seals casually photobombing us!

        Earlier in the day on a gander to the visitor information centre, we had been told about a place up the road where we could see lots and lots of seals near a stream. Well buggered if we could find it! We drove for miles out of Kaikoura and eventually stumbled across Ohau Stream. Judging from the number of cars, we ...