Discover a selection of 86 vacation rentals in Kaikoura, NZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and outdoor grills and BBQs. Prices start at $69 per night, and houses and lodges are popular options for a stay in Kaikoura. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Kaikoura
Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Kaikoura

The beaches, wildlife and forests display a scene truly unique to Kaikoura. Well known for its whale watching, mountain views and surfing, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Kaikoura

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Kaikoura for its whale watching and dolphin viewing opportunities. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Kaikoura a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fyffe View Ranch Adventure Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Kaikoura Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Kaikoura

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 63°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kaikoura

Travelers enjoy Kaikoura for its wildlife, mountain views and seaside. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kaikoura. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kaikoura Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Peninsula Walkway (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Mount Fyffe (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Seaward Kaikoura Range (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Ohau Point Lookout (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Ohau Falls (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Kaikoura?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Kaikoura that fits you like a glove. These are some of our top picks:

  • Make use of handy amenities like a stereo and cookware, dishware and utensils at "9 Devon - Your Favourite Place". Located around 45 miles from Kaikoura, this unique property has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Apartment On The Cliff Top". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Kaikoura, it has 2 bedrooms and features nearby birdwatching activities and cookware, dishware and utensils.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Kaikoura vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Kaikoura?

Pick a charming log cabin from the many scattered in or around Kaikoura and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, wine in hand, lounging in front of a crackling fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins offer a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Scandinavian Look Log Cabin With Fantastic Views Over The Mountains": This great vacation home is the perfect base for having fun in nature. Golf and tennis are several activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your comfy cabin.
  • "Cute And Comfortable Log Cabin In The Mountains Perfect For A Couple Or Family": Spend your time taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this hideaway. When it's time to get outdoors, snowboarding and hiking and biking are some awesome things to do.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Kaikoura?

Your working week will be a lot easier to bear if you've got something spectacular planned for the weekend. Give yourself something fun to look forward to by reserving one of these top weekend getaways in or near Kaikoura:

  • Located around 2 miles to the south of Kaikoura, "Cheerful Cosy Cottage In South Bay" has all you need for a quick weekend break, including a boat and air conditioning. When it's time to venture out, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to visit like Mount Goosey and Mount Cookson.
  • "Kaikoura~ Close To The Sea Mountains And Township" is also perfect for a whirlwind vacation. Located around 0.1 miles to the southwest of Kaikoura, this vacation rental offers amenities like free toiletries and a barbecue grill. Mount Fyffe and Mount Peter should be on your to-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Kaikoura?

Studio apartments may be small, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Plonk your bags down at one of these welcoming studio apartments in and around Kaikoura:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Unique And Luxurious Retreat, Relax And Unwind". Lock in a few nights at this popular abode and you'll have access to a kitchen and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, use "The Pohutukawa Cottage. . . . Tranquil. . . . . And Unusual" as a base to tick off the top attractions around you. This comfy stay comes with a stovetop, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Kaikoura?

Whether you're seeking a studio apartment for you and a few friends or a house that'll fit the family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Kaikoura. These retreats make a comfortable base for a quick trip:

  • For a memorable few nights away, it's hard to beat "Award Winning Pet Friendly Holiday Home". It's nice and close to the center of Kaikoura, in addition to countless things to see and do.
  • Another great option is "Romantic Cottage - Romantic Paradise". Round up your favorite people and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Kaikoura.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Kaikoura?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Kaikoura that will get your heart racing:

  • Put on some love songs and slow dance the nights away at "Apartment On The Cliff Top". Around 1 mile from Kaikoura, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few idyllic days together is "Romantic Cottage - Romantic Paradise". Located 5 miles from Kaikoura, winery tours and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Kaikoura?

Vacation with others and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous escape with pals for a family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Kaikoura:

  • You'll have enough room to move at "Bliss On The Bay - A Luxurious And Spacious Home". Around 1 mile south of Kaikoura, this sizable property has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and a garden.
  • "7 Bedroom Home With Mountain Views" is another terrific option. It's around 2 miles to the west of Kaikoura, has 7 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 16 guests. A kitchen and mountain views are among the things that'll help make your group getaway more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Kaikoura?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool promises the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Kaikoura and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable swan:

  • Get into vacay mode at "Protea House, Kaikoura", where your top priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities including a living room and a garden help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "Catch And Relax Is A Delightful House". This vacation home is another top pick and features a microwave oven, a living room and more.

Kaikoura has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 65 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Kaikoura vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Kaikoura?

The first phase of any big family trip is searching for the perfect place to stay. Whether you're planning a short break with the kids or a party with the relatives, we've got large family vacation rentals in and around Kaikoura with room for everyone. Here are a couple of popular options that are ready to welcome you:

  • With 3 bedrooms that sleep as many as 8 guests, "Bayview Vista, Kaikoura" gives you space to reconnect with the fam. It's around 0.1 miles southwest of Kaikoura and features amenities that'll keep your group happy, such as a living room and a garden.
  • "Protea House, Kaikoura" is another vacation rental your crew will love. Invite up to 7 family and friends to this option which comes with 3 bedrooms, a separate dining area, cable/satellite TV services and more. It's around 1 mile to the south of central Kaikoura.

As tempting as it is, don't spend your entire vacay socializing indoors. Get out and explore the area's family-friendly attractions, beginning with Geraldine Observatory.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Kaikoura?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Kaikoura and make wonderful new memories with the people you love the most:

  • "Cabin - Authentic Log Chalet Serene And Secluded With Outdoor Spa" - Around 25 miles west of central Kaikoura, this family-friendly escape comes with a fridge and childrens activities.
  • "Cabin - Glamping In A Hut With A Superb Mountain View" - Gather up the troops and spend a few days at this inviting rental, which is around 25 miles to the west of Kaikoura. You'll have access to a kitchen, books and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Kaikoura vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.