Manakau Lodge – Kaikoura


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Property: Manakau Lodge
Location: Kaikoura
Region: Kaikoura
Tel No: +64 21 147 2755
No of Rooms: 4
Total Guests: 8
Rate (NZ$): $260-$325
Rate Sheet A: 2017-18
Rate Sheet B:  2018-19

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Included in Rate: Full Breakfast - cooked and continental Complimentary Wi-Fi Use of iPad tablet
Access: Manakau Lodge is located just 8.5kms north of Kaikoura township

Manakau Lodge is a luxury rural retreat, set in 5 acres amongst the foothills of the spectacular Kaikoura Range and enjoying panoramic views towards the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Offering four spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms with king size beds, deep cushioned armchairs, LCD television and ensuites with heated floor and monsoon shower. Deluxe rooms have delicious deep floor-standing bathtubs to indulge in at the end of the day.


Technology has been taken to new heights with complimentary use of an In-Room iPad so guests have access to the internet and email literally at their fingertips. Read from a selection of daily international e-newspapers and magazines, check out the latest weather forecasts, make onward travel plans, or Skype friends and family back home. Or for a cosy night in choose your favourite music or movie from the lodge’s digital library and stream straight to the TV in your room through Apple-TV technology.


A hearty breakfast is included to enjoy in the dining room or your veranda. Choose to relax with your hosts and other guests with a glass of wine.Neil, your host, is an experienced chef and will create a delicious evening platter by request.


Take your photography skills to a new level and join an Images Abound photography workshop with Neil as part of your stay at Manakau Lodge.


Just a ten-minute drive from the cafes and shops of Kaikoura and it’s award winning marine excursions such as whale watching and swimming with dolphins. In the other direction, there are some great wilderness walks in the nearby mountains.


Neil and Eileen moved from the United Kingdom, fell in love with the Kaikoura region and decided to build Manakau Lodge. Their extensive travels around the world have given then a special insight into the needs and expectations of the independent traveller. They have many years in the hospitality business themselves; from the Royal Albert Hall in London to Walt Disney World in Florida; a pizzeria in Paris to a country pub in Oxfordshire. Anyone with a passion for photography will find themselves very much at home in Neil’s company – his spare time is filled photographing the stunning local landscape and his work is on show at the Lodge.


“When the only sound to disturb the calm is the birdsong from the trees, you know you’ve found a true rural retreat. We look forward to welcoming you to Manakau Lodge”

Recent Trip Advisor comments –

“From arrival and check in at this smart comfortable Lodge to the wonderful breakfast, you’re in good hands”

“Perfect Host” “Manakau Lodge is set in the most incredible surrounds with a view of the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Neil is the perfect host offering an extremely warm service”

“Amazing – wish we could have stayed longer” “Our room was beautiful with views to die for and our bathroom luxurious”