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Waikene Lodge is a rural retreat on 2200ha of rugged farm land, nestled between the Inland and Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. Alpine Pacific Triangle. Extensive tracks suitable for tramping and mountain biking. All rooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms (3 with spa bath). Unsurpassed views of snow-capped mountains. Camping facilities also available.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
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Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Full view
Getting there
Blenheim Airport65 mi
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Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

I am Linh from Viet Nam, my husband and I make a tour South Island Nz. We found Waikene Lodge for a night then it is a great place so we make another night here then we make 2 more nights here. Great owner, great...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Kelly B
Reviewed April 28, 2015

We found this place by accident and what a happy accident. We camped in our caravan and enjoyed using the kitchen and bbq for our dinner. Nice view of the hills and the deer on the hillside behind us. The following morning one sheep strolled...More

Date of stay: February 2015
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Reviewed March 6, 2015

Looking for a quiet place in a lovely countryside near Kaikoura, we've found this wonderful lodge and spontaneously decided to stay longer than planned. Joyce and Ross are very friendly and helpful hosts, they make it really easy to feel like home. The room was...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank Freddie S
Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great place with fantastic views, a real farm lifestyle, little cow follows you around in the yards, deer right beside your camp, and all the animals a farm has to offer, thanks Ross and joy you are such lovely people, you made our stay such...More

Date of stay: November 2014
Thank Dstots
Reviewed October 6, 2014

Although we only stayed there for 1 night, we had a very warm welcome from Joy and the lodge environment and view are splendid! We enjoyed socialising with their cows and sheep, and Joy's cat!! The room includes pretty much everything you need, free wifi,...More

Date of stay: October 2014
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"We stayed in room 3 which is just next to the living room and kitchen"
patlorick
Oct 6, 2014
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"All rooms are beautiful with a view and open outside onto a deck"
Waihekebeachstay
Jul 15, 2014
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"Bring your own food to make dinner - and breakfast and lunch too if you're so inclined, which you can..."
deborahc762
Feb 15, 2014
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"If you prepared to cook in Waikene, go to supermarket first. Because there is no shops or supermarket near..."
Caroline_1124
Dec 10, 2013
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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