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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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Breakfast included
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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243 Scotts Road Rd3, Kaikoura 7373 New Zealand
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Blenheim Airport65 mi
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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 neighbour so we will make another trip back here in winter time
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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 through the campsite. Lots of hot
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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 comfortable and
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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 a fantastic one. To the rest of you,
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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, Sky TV, stereo, alarm
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"We stayed in room 3 which is just next to the living room and kitchen"
"All rooms are beautiful with a view and open outside onto a deck"
"Bring your own food to make dinner - and breakfast and lunch too if you're so inclined, which you can enjoy on the deck with amazing views (or in front of the fireplace during winter!). A well equipped kitchen and BBQ are available for guests to use. Make sure to bring sandfly repellent if you visit during summer and are allergic to or affected by sandflies."
"If you prepared to cook in Waikene, go to supermarket first. Because there is no shops or supermarket near the lodge. It simply takes 20 min drive to town."
"All the rooms are great"
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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