Willowbank Motel

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

Wine, chocolate and... A night at Nans place

A travel blog entry by mcvietnamtrip on Apr 28, 2014

Up early this morning to catch the ferry to the South Island, it was the same process as the spirit, took just as long to board and there was nothing to do on there for 2.5 hours. There was a playground on board but apparently, a major incident had happened the day before that was horrific and had to be investigated.... Yes.... We felt safe. Lewy …

Happy Campers

A travel blog entry by stewy08


... We were told that it will be another five years before completion and until then the city will probably remain as we see it - a shadow of its former self. We roll on to Lake Tekapo and as I classed the North Island scenery as spectacular then I'm not sure what adjective is fitting to use for the South. From the mountains to the aqua blue water, it regularly takes our breath away. The photographs we take don't really do it justice but take it from me, ...

Day 137 - Drive to Kaikoura

A travel blog entry by costin

... that we had become accustomed to in New Zealand, as the road snaked along the coast and through tunnels that cut through the cliffs. I think that it is fair to say that we both instantly liked the look of Kaikoura.
We checked into our hostel and asked if there was anything that they recommended for us to do this afternoon. The English guy on reception suggested that we do the peninsula walk, so we decided to check it out. We parked the car over by the start ...

Whale rider

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton

... we had countless jumping displays, some somersaulting and doing backflips out of the water, some unbelievably adorable moments as some of the babies tried jumping, tails flapping wildly still even once they became airborne, dolphins racing around and under the boat.... You could watch them all day and it would never lose its fascination.
Sadly eventually we had to head back into shore. We had planned to go to the pub in the evening but once we got back to the hostel ...

Kaikoura - Dolphins and Albatross

A travel blog entry by katandpete


... when you take into consideration their massive size. They can live for up to 70 years and don't reach sexual maturity until they are in their teens, after which they mate for life and only breed every second year which is why their population was so easily decimated. It was another lovely day for a boat trip, with calm seas and sunny skies and there were only four of us in the group so we were all going to get a front row seat. We headed out towards some fishing boats ...

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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