We arrived in Kaikoura after dark, so it was a wonderful surprise on opening the curtains early next morning. We were surrounded by pink, snow covered mountains which gradually changed back to white as the sun rose. The motel is on the way to the seal colonies and in a very quiet location. We had a 2 bedroom unit, which was well equipped and a decent size. Probably due to it being winter, the nearest reataurants were closed, so we drove into the main town, where we had a lovely meal at the Craypot Cafe and Bar. My 16 year old son had the ribs, which he has said was his favourite meal of the holiday! My 14 year old son had the Mud Pie and was told only 1 person has ever finished it in 4 years!. He came close, but it defeated him - worth the effort though! It was bizarre seeing the seals laying next to the road on our drive out of Kaikoura the next morning. The town was very quiet due to the season but I loved it there.
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