And another great place in New Zealand. We came to the Factory from Malborough Sounds. The drive is three to four hours with a great stop at a restaurant called the Store by the Pacific for lunch. There is one problem with the drive down you constantly stop to look at the scenery!!
Our hosts Janet and Paul continued the run of really nice, interesting people in this great country. The accomodation was outstanding, wonderful colours, very comfortable and particularly inquisitive hens! The location is amazing - snow covered mountains one side rolling deep blue Pacific on the other. We did trips out to see whales, dolphins, seals and albatross - with excellent suggestions/recommendations from our hosts for places to see and eat - really does it get much better than this? We chose to have our breakfasts with our hosts (as we did at all venues on the trip) which was once again a real treat. Lovely food, coffee and conversation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Factory Hotel Kaikoura