Anchor Inn Motel

208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Motel

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Whale watching and sealife

A travel blog entry by 5edwards on May 31, 2014

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Woke up to a lovely sunny day in Kaikoura. Clear blue skies and no wind, barely a breeze, which is just bliss for us Wellingtonians!

Whale Watch Kaikoura's headquarters is a great set up. They have a great spot on the beach with boardwalk along the edge of the sand. Kids found the beach volleyball court and entertained themselves while …

Day 4

A travel blog entry by ozbuckleys on May 10, 2014

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I woke at 7 am. We had a cup of tea. I walked out to the lake. Majestic. Given the night I had... this was more than welcomed. I wanted nothing more to do with this place, so, by 7:30, we were on the road and taking photos galore. We stopped at Geraldine at a stunning little brewery for breakfast. They had deer. And a Buck with huge antlers! The …


A travel blog entry by edandkate


... descendants who have exclusive rights to take people to see the whales. As a result a lot of what was said would be said in Maori first, we're unsure as to what percentage of the visitors would have understood this so it felt a little odd, but we accepted it nonetheless! Once the narrator had flipped over to English he explained the catamaran could go up to 20 knots (c. 40kmph) and could stop in one and a half boat lengths. This effectively meant we could ...


A travel blog entry by caiteb


They weren't lying when they said the south is a lot colder, it didn't help either that the heating on our bus didn't work!!! Arrived at our first kiwi stop, kiakoura. It's famous for it's marine life. As we approached it, through windey roads, all you could see wer these massive mountain ranges dusted with snow. We checked into our hostel 'the lazy shag' (hehe) which is decent enough and has the cutest dog. There was ...

Whale-watching (maybe!!)

A travel blog entry by spicerrtw


... due to go this afternoon was cancelled because the seas were too rough.

Monday 3 March

We lay in bed early this morning listening to the waves crashing onto the shingle and wondering if the sea was too heavy for our booked whale watch trip. Arriving at the check-in office our fears were confirmed: all this morning's trips have been cancelled because of rough seas. We have a bit of flexibility in our itinerary so we ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAnchor Inn Motel Kaikoura

    Reviewed by ozbuckleys

    Lovely hosts clean and generously sized rooms

    Reviewed May 9, 2014
    by (5 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    The room was rather large. We appointed. With a magnificent view of the bay and snow capped mountains.

    The view from room 10
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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